Stories by Rohan Pearce


VirtuTel eyes SDN to build self-service network

VirtuTel is harnessing OpenFlow to build an online portal that will allow its customers to order services and then have them automatically provisioned from within the wholesaler's network.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 August, 2015 13:23

Tags: Case studies, OpenFlow 1.3, Networking, software-defined networking (SDN), Telecommunications, software-defined-networking, Case Study, VirtuTel, OpenFlow, brocade, SDN

Telstra Health scores hospital contracts in Malaysia, Thailand

Telstra Health has won four new contracts with hospitals in Malaysia and Thailand.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 August, 2015 12:30

Tags: health, Healthcare, Telstra Health, Telstra

Beehives get Intel inside

The CSIRO is leading a hi-tech study into maladies affecting increasing number of bee colonies around the world.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 August, 2015 09:04

Tags: CSIRO, Internet of Bees, RFID, intel

NBN 2.0 costs more than expected

NBN has confirmed that the revised National Broadband Network rollout is likely to cost more than was previously expected.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 August, 2015 13:24

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

TPG's acquisition of iiNet gets green light from ACCC

Australia's competition regulator will not oppose TPG's acquisition of iiNet.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 August, 2015 09:48

Tags: TPG, iiNet

Telstra adds 664,000 mobile customers

In the 2015 financial year Telstra added 664,000 retail mobile net new services and 189,000 retail fixed broadband net new services, the telco reported today.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 August, 2015 12:23

Tags: Networking, Andrew Penn, broadband, Telecommunications, Telstra

Optus offers calling over Wi-Fi

Optus has launched an app for iPhones and Android handsets that allow voice calls and text messaging over Wi-Fi connections.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 August, 2015 13:45

Tags: wireless networking, Wi-Fi, mobile phones, Networking, smartphones, optus, Telecommunications, wireless networks

Optus to shut down 2G network in 2017

Optus will shut down its 2G network in April 2017, the telco revealed today.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 August, 2015 11:12

Tags: 4g, mobile phones, smartphones, spectrum, 2G, optus, Telecommunications

Telstra reveals increase in warrant-free access to customer data

Access to Telstra customer data by law enforcement agencies increased in FY 14-15, the telco revealed in its latest transparency report.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 August, 2015 10:56

Tags: data retention, Telstra, data retention plan, privacy

NBN to invest $40m to boost construction workforce

NBN will spend more close to $40 million on training and awareness campaigns to boost the National Broadband Network construction workforce, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 August, 2015 09:38

Tags: Networking, nbn co, training, National Broadband Network (NBN), careers, Telecommunications, broadband, NBN, Bill Morrow

'Invisible' payments key to mobile success, says Braintree

Making the payments process 'invisible' is an important part of what makes the mobile experience delivered by companies such Airbnb and Uber so effective, according to Tyson Hackwood.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 July, 2015 11:47

Tags: mobility, BrainTree

NSW to launch digital identity for government services

Service NSW will launch a digital profile for state government services that will minimise the number of times that people have to hand over their personal details.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 July, 2015 09:43

Tags: dominic perrottet, Service NSW, government, myGov

Telcos hit out at govt's infrastructure security legislation

Representatives of the telecommunications industry have flatly rejected as regulatory over-reach a government scheme intended to boost infrastructure security.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 July, 2015 15:09

Tags: national security, Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms (TSSR), Malcolm Turnbull, security, Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill, Telecommunications

iiNet shareholders vote for TPG buyout

Only Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approval remains as a barrier to TPG's acquisition of iiNet, after iiNet shareholders today voted in favour of the deal.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 July, 2015 13:07

Tags: TPG, iiNet, Telecommunications

New government guide designed to boost Windows 8 security

The Australian Signals Directorate has released a collection of four new hardening guides designed to help government agencies secure their IT environments.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 July, 2015 09:38

Tags: Australian Signals Directorate, cloud security, Windows 7, Information Security Manual (ISM), microsoft office, government, cloud computing, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, security, Cloud

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