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ADSL, submarine cable faults reported in Perth

Perth residents have suffered from two separate Internet outages this week.

Mobile services decline for first time: ACMA

The Australian mobile market has reached saturation, but Australians are downloading greater amounts of data, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Xero, Oneflare unveil new support for startup scene

Two Australian tech companies have injected money into the local startup scene.

Dropbox for Business opens API to drive integration

Dropbox has launched an open API for its business product as part of a plan to build a large ecosystem of business software integrations.

UNSW researchers aim to secure smartwatches for e-health

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have been awarded a $322,800 grant to conduct research into boosting the security of wearable technology.

St George CIO banks on ‘mobile only’

St George Bank, viewed as the 'innovation hub' of Westpac, has adopted a 'mobile only' strategy, according to CIO Dhiren Kulkarni.

Vodafone pledges better 3G reliability

Vodafone has deployed self-organizing network (SON) technology to enhance reliability on its 3G network during high-usage situations, the telco announced today.

Interstate trains embrace digital radio communications

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has turned off its last two analog radio systems.

Perth expands public wireless network into Northbridge

The City of Perth has launched the second phase of its free public Wi-Fi network, expanding service into Northbridge.

Sydney Startup Weekend doubles attendance in one year

This year's Startup Weekend, held November 22-23, attracted its largest crowd of Sydney entrepreneurs Sydney yet, according to organiser Thai Huynh.

Hail pounds telecom networks in Queensland

A severe storm in Queensland has battered services for major ISPs in the state.

Communications coalition urges national focus on broadband adoption

Australia must set an ambitious broadband policy for the next fifteen years, a coalition representing consumers, small businesses, regional areas and competitive telcos has urged.

Banks most trusted on mobile payments: Deloitte

Australian consumers trust banks the most with mobile payments, according to a Deloitte report released today.

Merchants welcome Square to Australia

Square has joined an increasingly competitive Australian market for mobile payments with the global expansion of its Square Register service.

Telstra targets government with secure cloud offer

Telstra has touted data sovereignty as a major benefit of an announced cloud environment custom-built for government.