Stories by Rohan Pearce


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

In brief: NAB opens API to Xero

Xero’s software-as-a-service accounting package will connect to NAB’s core API under a partnership announced by the two companies.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 17:20

Tags: National Australia Bank, xero, Cloud, banking, National Australia Bank (NAB), cloud computing

Dallas Buyers Club and ISPs wrangle over costs

Dallas Buyers Club LLC and a group of ISPs, including iiNet and a number of its subsidiaries, were this morning back in court as the judge presiding over the legal wrangle prepares to make orders on costs.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 16:58

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, iiNet, iiDallas, piracy, copyright infringement

Government-private sector collaboration vital for cyber security: Brandis

The Australian Cyber Security Centre offers “a single location for government and business to collaborate on operational cyber security matters” and “represents a fundamental shift in the way that government wants to partner with business on cyber security,” Attorney-General George Brandis has said in remarks prepared for the ACSC’s Canberra conference today.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 16:03

Tags: Australian Cyber Security Centre, information security, George Brandis, security, government, Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), cyber security

Singtel gets go-ahead for ASX delisting

Singtel has announced that it has been given approval by the ASX to delist from the exchange.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 15:40

Tags: singtel, optus, Telecommunications

Government security advice updated for cloud-first era

The Australian Signals Directorate has published an updated version of its guide designed to help government agencies secure their data.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 11:35

Tags: security, Cloud, Australian Signals Directorate, cloud security, government, cloud computing

Government just doesn't 'get' startups, says StartupAUS

Despite some initiatives that will help make life easier for Australian startups, the government still doesn't really understand what tech startups are and their potential impact on the country's economy, according to StartupAUS.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 14:57

Tags: startups, StartupAUS

Business as usual for Optus, Singtel says

The decision to delist Singtel from the ASX shouldn't be taken as sign of a decreased commitment to the Australian market, the parent company of Optus has stressed.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 12:03

Tags: ASX, singtel, optus

Sydney to be home to Microsoft flagship store

Microsoft Australia has revealed that Sydney has been selected to house the first Microsoft flagship store outside of North America.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 09:58

Tags: Pip Marlow, Microsoft, Microsoft Australia, Microsoft Store

Singtel to exit ASX

Optus' parent company Singtel has announced it intends to delist from the ASX.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 09:21

Tags: ASX, singtel, optus

Optus offers 'Azure-consistent' cloud services

Optus has joined Microsoft's Cloud OS Network, the telco announced today. The move means that Optus can offer services based on Microsoft's Cloud Platform.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 April, 2015 16:36

Tags: hybrid cloud, Azure cloud, azure, private cloud, cloud computing, optus, Telecommunications, managed cloud, Azure platform, cloud providers, Microsoft, Cloud, data sovereignty

Is it legal to use a VPN to evade geo-blocking?

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has raised concerns that a government bill to block pirate websites may cover VPN services used to evade geo-blocking.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 April, 2015 14:40

Tags: geoblocking, australian communications consumer action network, copyright, geo-blocking, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), piracy, copyright infringement

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