Stories by Adam Bender


Optus, Westfield partner for free Wi-Fi in shopping centres

Optus will deploy free public Wi-Fi services in Westfield shopping centres across Australia under a partnership with Scentre Group.

Data makes Internet of Things more than ‘tinkerer’s dream’: Microsoft

What makes Internet of Things special? It’s not the things, according to a Microsoft official.

Telstra wins $12.5 million Allianz contract

Telstra signed a $12.5 million, three-year contract with Allianz Insurance to provide voice, data and more than 800 mobile services.

Now you can pick up your eBay orders at Woolworths

Woolworths and eBay announced a delivery pickup service for customers to collect their online eBay purchases at their local supermarket.

Visa brings tokens to Australia this year

Visa plans to roll out an additional layer of security for mobile digital payments called tokenization in Australia later this year, the credit card company has revealed.

ARRIS pledges major upgrade of HFC networks for NBN

Most National Broadband customers with hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) connections won’t be able to tell the difference from fibre after the network is upgraded to the latest cable broadband tech, according to ARRIS, the company assigned to provide HFC equipment for NBN Co.

Telecom outages continue after Queensland cyclone

Telstra and Optus are scrambling to restore services in Queensland after Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit the state’s north coast on Friday morning, damaging properties and leaving many areas without power.

Vocus boosts revenue, profits in H1 2015

The expanding Vocus Communications sharply increased revenue and profits in the first half of 2015, according to financial results released today.

Australia ranked 20 on OECD fixed broadband rankings

Australia continues to lag behind many other developed nations on fixed broadband subscriptions while excelling in wireless broadband, according to world rankings released by the OECD.

Telstra to stay on course with new CEO

Andrew Penn said to expect business as usual when he takes the reins of Telstra from departing CEO David Thodey on 1 May.

Apple Watch to boost Australian smartwatch sales by 50%

The Australian smartwatch market is set to exceed $400 million by 2018, according to Telsyte.

Vodafone sees customer rebound but still seeking profitability

Vodafone could be seeing the beginning of a customer turnaround, with the telco adding customers in the second half of 2014 after several periods of loss, according to financial results released Wednesday by Hutchison Telecommunications Australia Limited (HTAL).

12 telcos six weeks late on 1800 promise: ACCAN

Vodafone, TPG and 10 other mobile telcos are still charging for calls to 1800 numbers despite a telco industry pledge to make these calls free by 1 January.

StartupAUS raises cash, seeks CEO to promote tech entrepreneurs

StartupAUS will raise money and appoint a CEO to better drive its mission to promote startups and entrepreneurship in Australia.

Vic gov and Motorola renew emergency services network contract

The Victorian Government has signed a $41.5 million extension on a contract with Motorola Solutions to manage the government’s emergency services data network.