Stories by Adam Bender


Vodafone extends Nokia Networks contract for four years

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has extended its managed services contract with Nokia Networks for another four years.

By Adam Bender | 27 March, 2015 10:53

Tags: 4g, Networking, mobility, wireless, Vodafone, Managed Services, mobile, Nokia Networks

TPP: Australia pushes against ISDS in trade agreement, WikiLeaks reveals

Australia appears to be the lone holdout – for now – to a key section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that details how multinational companies could take legal actions against governments over decisions they consider detrimental to their interests.

By Adam Bender | 26 March, 2015 11:37

Tags: free trade agreement, free trade, TPP, wikileaks, Australia, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ISDS, investor-state dispute settlement, IT pricing

Government seeks public safety mobile broadband network

The Australian government has asked how best to provide mobile broadband to public safety agencies by 2020.

By Adam Bender | 26 March, 2015 09:32

Tags: interoperability, 700Mhz, Australia, mobile, government, public safety, public safety broadband

Startups to get employee share scheme changes in July

The government has formally introduced legislation to reform how employee share schemes (ESS) are taxed in an effort to make it easier for startups to attract and retain talent.

By Adam Bender | 25 March, 2015 16:06

Tags: taxes, startups, taxation, funding, employee share options, Australia, Parliament, government, employee share schemes (ESS)

Comms Alliance forms IoT think tank

An Internet of Things think tank created by Communications Alliance will look for ways to create an ecosystem in Australia that promotes IoT and a digital world.

By Adam Bender | 25 March, 2015 10:59

Tags: Comms Alliance, digital, innovation, Internet of Things, Australia, Communications Alliance, disruption

Australia must change culture to embrace digital: Cisco

Australia is outperforming other countries in several ICT areas, including networking technology skills and mobile broadband, according to Robert Pepper, Cisco vice president of global technology policy.

By Adam Bender | 25 March, 2015 10:02

Tags: lte, Networking, national broadband network, mobile, government, disruption, broadband, NBN, digital, ICT, 4g, business culture, cisco, Robert Pepper

Greens seek amendments as Senate opens metadata debate

The Australian Greens proposed several amendments to the data retention bill that they said address privacy and security gaps in the legislation.

By Adam Bender | 24 March, 2015 14:44

Tags: Greens, senate, surveillance, Australia, metadata, data retention, legislation, mass surveillance, politics, government surveillance

Yatango to list on ASX, expand abroad

Yatango said it will list on the ASX this June.

By Adam Bender | 24 March, 2015 10:59

Tags: Yatango, MVNO, ASX, wireless, mobile

TPG grows broadband base ahead of iiNet acquisition

As it prepares to consume iiNet, TPG has revealed strong growth in its broadband business for the six months ending 31 January 2015.

By Adam Bender | 24 March, 2015 09:59

Tags: aapt, 4g, TPG, ISP, iiNet, financial results, mobile, Mergers and acquisitions, broadband, NBN

Amaysim aims to 'Steven Bradbury' the competition with new 4G plans

Amaysim is gambling that it’s better to be late to the 4G mobile party with strong plans than arrive early with weak ones, according to Julian Ogrin, CEO of the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

By Adam Bender | 24 March, 2015 08:00

Tags: Julian Ogrin, mobile data, wireless, telecom, Telco, mobile, optus, telcos, MVNOs with 4G, 4g, amaysim, telecom competition, MVNO, Australia

iiNet directors say price of TPG deal trumped other worries

Directors on the iiNet board defended the ISP’s proposed acquisition by TPG in conference calls today with investors and media.

By Adam Bender | 23 March, 2015 14:25

Tags: shareholders, regulatory, TPG/iiNet deal, TPG, acquisition, ISP, iiNet, telecom, Mergers and acquisitions, competition, broadband, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Telstra turns to Gorilla to strengthen video analytics

Telstra has bolstered its video analytics capabilities with an equity investment in Gorilla Technology.

By Adam Bender | 20 March, 2015 11:38

Tags: search, video search, video analytics, investment, M&A, Gorilla, Telstra

Snowy Hydro eyes smart glasses

Snowy Hydro is exploring potential uses of wearable devices in its business following a rollout of Centrify identity management software.

By Adam Bender | 20 March, 2015 10:32

Tags: wearable devices, identity management, mobile device management (MDM), Centrify, Case studies, power plant, Snowy Hydro, mobile, power company, Google Glass, Case Study, mobility, chromebook

Videoconferencing links Westpac SME experts to remote branches

Westpac is rolling out videoconferencing to its branches around Australia to remotely connect small businesses with financial experts at the bank’s headquarters.

By Adam Bender | 19 March, 2015 13:18

Tags: small businesses, small business, Westpac, cisco, Cisco Live, banks, videoconferencing, SME

In photos: Cisco Live 2015

Some 5500 people attended the annual Cisco Live conference in Melbourne.

By Adam Bender | 19 March, 2015 09:30

Tags: devnet, developers, hackathon, Cloud, Internet of Things, cisco, internet of everything, Cisco Live, CIO, photos, Telstra

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