Stories by Rohan Pearce


Telstra expands national Wi-Fi network

Telstra plans to add more than 1500 hotspots to the rollout of its national Wi-Fi network, the telco said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2015 10:51

Tags: wireless networking, Wi-Fi, Networking, mobile, Telstra, wireless networks

Halogenics bets on Javascript, open source

Melbourne-based software developer Halogenics is hoping within the next few months to have prototype versions of the next-generation of its Genotrack application.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2015 09:41

Tags: software development, open source, Node.js, Ext JS, Case studies, software developers, javascript, Case Study, service desk, Halogenics, atlassian, JIRA

NSW govt payments platform to support PayPal, Apple Pay

The NSW government is intending to introduce by the end of the year a new payments platform for Service NSW that will include support for PayPal as well as Apple Pay when it becomes available in Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 April, 2015 09:47

Tags: Payments, dominic perrottet, nsw, Service NSW, paypal, Apple Pay

ACCC mulls response to Telstra 4G wholesale complaint

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has confirmed it is assessing allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the wholesale 4G market.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 April, 2015 15:54

Tags: 4g, telstra wholesale, Telstra

M2 to acquire New Zealand ISP Call Plus

ASX-listed telecommunications provider M2 will acquire Call Plus, New Zealand's third largest ISP, for $245 million, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 April, 2015 10:43

Tags: M2

Telstra and NBN Co resolve $200 million dispute

A disagreement over interpretation of the $11 billion agreement between NBN Co and Telstra that spilled into court has been resolved.

Australian IT spending to buck global trend says Gartner

Although the value of global IT spending is expected is predicted to drop by 1.3 per cent in 2015, spending in Australia will grow by 4.2 per cent compared to last year, according to the latest figures from Gartner.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 April, 2015 10:59

Tags: Gartner, IT spending

Inquiry recommends law changes to deal with 3D printed guns

A report from the Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee on the ability of law enforcement agencies to deal with gun violence has recommended the federal and state governments look into uniform regulations covering 3D printing of firearms.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 April, 2015 05:00

Tags: 3d printing

UPDATED: NBN Co and Telstra avoid court over CPI dispute

NBN Co and Telstra were this morning due to appear before the NSW Court of Appeal but are instead engaging in out of court negotiations over a dispute worth up to $200 million.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2015 17:30

Tags: nbn co, Telstra

In brief: Yuile takes CEO role at Nextgen Group

Nextgen Networks managing director David Yuile has been appointed CEO of Nextgen Group, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2015 15:51

Tags: Nextgen Group, Nextgen Networks, David Yuile

ATO extends Optus network services contract

The Australian Taxation Office has extended for five years its contract with Optus Business for managed network services, the telco said this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2015 12:00

Tags: Networking, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Taxation Office (ATO), optus, Telecommunications

Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office seeks CEO

The government has engaged executive recruitment business Russell Reynolds Associates to run its search for a head of the recently created Digital Transformation Office.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2015 09:43

Tags: digital transformation, digital disruption, service delivery, government, Digital Transformation Office

Data retention: Inquiry into accessing of journos' data scrapped

An inquiry instigated after concerns were raised about the impact on the media of data retention legislation and law enforcement agencies’ access to journalists’ telecommunications data has formally been scrapped.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 April, 2015 15:13

Tags: data retention, privacy

Who pays left out of ISP anti-piracy code

Telco industry body Communications Alliance has unveiled its ‘three strikes’ industry code for Internet service providers, submitting the code for registration by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

By Rohan Pearce | 08 April, 2015 14:34

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, iiNet, copyright infringement

iiNet, Comms Alliance see positives in Dallas Buyers Club ruling

iiNet has greeted a court ruling today as a “positive result” that will ensure the rights of its customers are protected.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 April, 2015 20:42

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, iiNet, copyright infringement

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