Stories by Luisa Bustos

Davnet buys Magna Data for customer base

Telecommunications company Davnet is continuing to infiltrate corporate buildings throughout Australia, but now has extra ammunition on board in the form of Internet service provider Magna Data.

MCI WorldCom extends OzEmail offer

OzEmail shareholders have another two weeks to accept MCI WorldCom's proposed takeover following a two-week extension on the cash tender offer.

AAPT fully acquires Connect.com.au

After three years as a key investor in Internet company Connect.com.au, AAPT announced yesterday it has bought the remaining 59.9 per cent equity from National Australia Investment Capital Limited (NAICL) and Sirius Technologies.

Focus group zeroes in on storage needs

Australian IT managers appear to have similar concerns and needs as their US counterparts when it comes to storing data, Seagate Software is discovering.

Urgency of problem pushes Task Force into gear

Taking a stab at Australia's increasing skills shortage crisis, the IT&T Industry Skills Task Force is moving forward on its initiatives to encourage education and career awareness in the industry.

Draft Electronic Transactions Bill released

The Federal government's first attempt at drafting legislation to verify electronic transactions is narrow and light-handed, but does remove a lot of uncertainity surrounding electronic commerce, a source told Computerworld.

Kyocera Electronics attacks local mobiles market

Kyocera Elect-ronics Australia, better known for its laser printers, is preparing to mount an attack on the local mobile telecommunications market with an official launch expected mid-February.

Transcom launches China-Aus carrier

Transcom International announced plans last week to launch a telecommunications carrier that will focus on long distance telephony
services between China and Australia.

Telstra faces ongoing local call pricing battle

Telecommunications players and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) are gearing up for a busy year as plans to regulate Telstra's monopoly on the local telecomms industry move full steam ahead.

Fuchs oils expansion with net upgrade

Industrial lubricants maker Fuchs Australia is gearing up for a busy quarter in terms of Internet development with plans to establish a Web site, trial virtual private network (VPN) technology and create an e-mail gateway.

Regulation benefits Macquarie Corporate

Two years of regulatory work with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) may have finally paid off for Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications.
So said David Tudehope, chief executive of the company.

ACCC rejects Telstra's interconnect plans

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission yesterday rejected Telstra's undertaking containing proposed interconnection charges for competing carriers. The commission claimed the charges need to be halved to reach an acceptable level.