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Senate report on website-blocking bill pushed back

The parliamentary inquiry into the government's online copyright enforcement bill, which will under certain circumstances compel ISPs to block access to pirate websites, has pushed back its reporting date.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 May, 2015 13:18

Tags: copyright, Communications Alliance, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), piracy, Australian Communications and Media Authority, copyright infringement

Government moves to boost mobile broadband spectrum

More spectrum will be made available in the 1800MHz band for mobile broadband services, the government said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 May, 2015 11:03

Tags: 1800 MHz, spectrum, spectrum auction, telecom, mobile, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), regional australia

Rio Tinto signs $20m managed services contract with Empired

Empired has won an application managed services contract worth an estimated $20 million with resources firm Rio Tinto.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 17:08

Tags: Rio Tinto Ltd, rio tinto, empired

Government hopes to pass site-blocking legislation next month

Attorney-General George Brandis is hoping the government can push through parliament before the end of June proposed legislation that will force ISPs to block sites linked to online piracy.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 15:07

Tags: George Brandis, copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

ISPs, rights holders continue negotiations over anti-piracy code costs

Although an industry code that will create a new anti-piracy warning notice scheme has been submitted to the Australian Communications and Media Authority by ISPs, registration of the code, which will allow the ACMA to enforce it, remains stalled.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 12:01

Tags: copyright, Communications Alliance, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), piracy, Australian Communications and Media Authority, copyright infringement

Woolworths to resell services on Telstra's network

Woolworths will become a mobile virtual network operator and resell Telstra's services.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 11:11

Tags: mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), mobile virtual network operator, woolworths, telstra wholesale, Telecommunications, Telstra

Inquiry to examine potential of ICT-enabled infrastructure

A parliamentary inquiry will examine if Australia can make better use of "smart ICT" in the planning, design and operation of infrastructure.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2015 16:19

Tags: infrastructure, smart ICT

Suncorp's 'Ignite' delivers results for bank

Suncorp Bank's move to a new core banking system is already bearing fruit, according to CEO John Nesbitt.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2015 13:51

Tags: Suncorp Group, banking, finance, Suncorp, Suncorp Bank

NBN reports increased revenue, losses

NBN has delivered "another quarter of solid progress," the company's chief financial officer, Stephen Rue, said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2015 13:13

Tags: National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, national broadband network

Suncorp's cloud transformation on track

Suncorp Group's move to a cloud-driven "optimised platform" to underpin its operations is on track and will deliver a "sustainable competitive advantage well into the future", group CEO Patrick Snowball told an investor day event today.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2015 10:41

Tags: Suncorp Group, Cloud, banking, finance, cloud computing, Suncorp

Wearables to hit stride in enterprises from 2017: Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan is predicting significant adoption of wearable technologies in Australian enterprises from 2017. However, the vast bulk of revenue in the category will be from consumer devices, according to the analyst firm.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 May, 2015 16:10

Tags: wearable devices, smartwatches, Apple watch, smartwatch, Wearable Tech

IPv4 address exhaustion approaches in US

ARIN, the organisation that manages Internet IP address allocation for North America, is approaching the end of its supply of IPv4 addresses.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 May, 2015 13:00

Tags: IP address, Networking, Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), ARIN, Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre, apnic, ipv6

Woodside engineers to use IBM's Watson platform

Australian resources company Woodside will use IBM's 'cognitive computing' system Watson to extract historical data from project reports.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 May, 2015 10:44

Tags: cognitive computing, Woodside Petroleum, IBM Watson, IBM, Watson, artificial intelligence

Design thinking, agile development at heart of building control system

Honeywell last week unveiled its Australian-developed 'Command and Control Suite', which employs a touch-based interface to draw together building data from across large facilities, such as hospitals, universities, prisons and industrial refineries, and centralise manage of building systems.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 May, 2015 11:41

Tags: Honeywell Building Solutions, facilities control, design thinking, agile development, building management systems, Honeywell, agile

Spectrum review proposes greater role for market

A review into Australia's spectrum management framework has recommended introducing new rules that will increase the opportunities to share and trade spectrum.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 May, 2015 11:55

Tags: Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), AMTA, spectrum

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