Stories by Rohan Pearce


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

NBN Co's HFC deal with Optus set for ACCC blessing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft decision that will give the go-ahead to a revised deal between NBN Co and Optus relating to the telco's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 July, 2015 14:14

Tags: hfc, Networking, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, optus, Telstra, NBN

TPG shares popular with iiNet shareholders

iiNet shareholders have moved to snap up an offer of TPG shares ahead of a vote on whether to accept TPG's acquisition offer for the ISP.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 July, 2015 10:52

Tags: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), TPG, iiNet, broadband, Telecommunications

Driverless cars to be tested on South Australian roads

Driverless cars will be tested on South Australian roads in November as part of a trial backed by the South Australian government.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 July, 2015 15:39

Tags: self-driving cars

Microsoft's Cortana to reach Australia soon(ish)

Microsoft revealed this morning that its digital personal assistant, Cortana, will be available to Australians in the not-too-distant future.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 July, 2015 10:03

Tags: Google Now, mobile applications, cortana, Microsoft, smartphones, voice recognition, Siri, mobile apps

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