Stories by Stephanie McDonald

M2 buys 12 per cent stake in Inabox

M2 Telecommunications will invest $2 million in Inabox Group, a wholesale telco service operator, for a 12 per cent stake in the company.

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Wikileaks Party receives registration for election

The Wikileaks Party has been approved for registration in the federal election by the Australian Electoral Commission.

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ABC updates Android app

The ABC has updated its Android app following a surge in demand on the smartphones over the past 12 months.

Smart Sparrow initiative receives gov funding boost

A UNSW-led initiative between scientists and education experts has received a $1.64 million grant to help educate high school students about science.

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Albanese to bring a different style to NBN stoush

Anthony Albanese is likely to bring a less bullish approach to the NBN portfolio than his predecessor, Senator Stephen Conroy, in the lead-up to the federal election, according to political commentator Nick Economou.

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Albanese takes over from Conroy as comms minister

Anthony Albanese has been appointed communications minister in Kevin Rudd’s new cabinet ministry.

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Conroy leaves his mark on the telco landscape

Stephen Conroy has been called a dalek, arrogant and a bully, but his achievements during his time as communications minister have also been lauded by some in the telco industry.

Quickflix signs agreement with AAPT

Quickflix and AAPT have signed an agreement to allow Quickflix to scale its movie and TV streaming in Australia and New Zealand.

Telstra buys a stake in mobile app developer Kony

Telstra has invested US$18.3 million in Kony Solutions, a mobile application development company, for a stake in the business.

Police Federation to continue spectrum fight

The Police Federation of Australia has hit out at communications minister Stephen Conroy’s draft directive to the Australian Communications and Media Authority that it return to market the spectrum in the 700MHz band that remained unsold after the Digital Dividend auction

Telstra's business broadband now IPv6 compatible

Telstra has begun offering IPv6 support for its business ADSL services.

Anittel completes testing of Cisco system for Tas gov

Anittel has completed testing and finalisation of service level agreements for a new Cisco communication system for the Tasmanian government.

Government backs down from data retention – for now

The federal government has backed down from data retention proposals following a parliamentary report examining telecommunications interception in Australia.

Data retention needs oversight: Inquiry

A parliamentary inquiry has recommended that any data retention laws should include provisions to protect privacy and provide oversight.

NBN partner Service Stream extends trading halt again

NBN Co construction partner Service Stream has again extended its trading halt on the Australian Stock Exchange pending an announcement about Syntheo.

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