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Equinix to spend $121m on new Sydney data centre

Equinix today announced it will open a fourth data centre in Sydney.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 April, 2015 11:21

Tags: data centres, equinix, Data Centre, Data Center

iiNet gives TPG opportunity to match M2 acquisition offer

The board of Internet service provider iiNet has formally offered TPG the opportunity to submit a counter-bid to M2’s acquisition offer.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 April, 2015 11:03

Tags: M2 Telecommunications Group, m2 telecommunications, M2, TPG, iiNet

Telstra taps Warwick Bray for CFO role

Bray to replace current chief financial officer Andrew Penn, who takes up the CEO mantle tomorrow

By Rohan Pearce | 30 April, 2015 10:24

Tags: Andy Penn, Warwick Bray, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Telecommunications, Telstra

Government updates iOS security guide

The Australian Signals Directorate has released an updated version iOS hardening guide for government agencies.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 April, 2015 09:44

Tags: Apple, ios, security, Australian Signals Directorate, mobile security, smartphones, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

Foxtel wants to force search engines to block pirate sites

Foxtel wants to expand a proposed law that will force Internet service providers to block subscriber access to pirate websites.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 April, 2015 10:20

Tags: copyright, foxtel, piracy, copyright infringement

NBN loses 'deceptive conduct' case against TPG

NBN has failed in court action brought last year against TPG subsidiary Pipe Networks.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 April, 2015 15:25

Tags: TPG, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, NBN, Pipe Networks

NT government eyes second data centre

The Northern Territory government's budget for 2015-16, handed down today, includes funding for a number of IT initiatives. Among them is funding a second data centre facility for government.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 April, 2015 13:53

Tags: data centres, northern territory, Data Centre, Data Center

Tablet sales plunged in 2014

Tablet sales in Australia dropped by a fifth last year, according to a new study released by Telsyte.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 April, 2015 13:41

Tags: tablets

CenturyLink to offer on-shore public cloud services this year

CenturyLink will later this year begin offering public cloud services from Australian data centres, the US telco said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 April, 2015 10:56

Tags: cloud services, Cloud, CenturyLink, cloud computing, NextDC

Immigration department looks to IBM's Watson for data analysis

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will employ IBM's Watson platform to analyse unstructured data.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 April, 2015 09:10

Tags: cognitive computing, IBM Watson, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, IBM, Watson, artificial intelligence

Freelancer.com eyes payment space with Escrow.com acquisition

Freelancer will acquire Escrow.com for US$7.5 million, the ASX-listed skills marketplace said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 April, 2015 16:12

Tags: Payments, escrow, Freelancer, crowdsourcing, Freelancer.com

M2 CEO: Acquiring iiNet would 'bring two great businesses together'

The potential acquisition of iiNet would be an "opportunity to bring two great businesses together," the CEO of M2, Geoff Horth, said this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 April, 2015 12:29

Tags: M2 Telecommunications Group, m2 telecommunications, M2, TPG, iiNet

M2 competes with TPG to buy iiNet

M2 this morning confirmed that it is seeking to acquire iiNet. The move puts the telco in direct competition with TPG to acquire the ISP.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 April, 2015 10:33

Tags: M2 Telecommunications Group, m2 telecommunications, M2, TPG, iiNet

iiNet wants rights holders to pay for pirate website blocks

Internet service provider iiNet has argued that the cost of complying with proposed anti-piracy legislation should be borne by copyright holders who want websites blocked, not telcos.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 April, 2015 16:08

Tags: amcom, Malcolm Turnbull, copyright, iiNet, Amco, piracy, copyright infringement

Telstra hits 590Mbps mobile data speeds using LTE-A

Telstra managed yesterday to hit speeds of up to 590 megabits per second using LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on its network, the telco's group managing director for networks, Mike Wright, said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 April, 2015 12:25

Tags: mobile networks, VoLTE, 4g, mobile phones, smartphones, Telstra, LTE-Advanced

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