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Australian startup snapshot: Bugwolf

Bugwolf is a Melbourne startup that provides beta testers for enterprises and app developers seeking to speed their software to market.

By Adam Bender | 19 September, 2014 13:50

Tags: startup snapshot, startups, Ash Conway, Australian startup scene, IBM, testing, bugs, Bugwolf, beta testing, Startup

Telcos, ACCAN support text messages to Triple Zero

It’s time for the Triple Zero emergency phone number to accept more than voice calls, according to industry and consumer advocates who made submissions to the review of the national Triple Zero (000) operator.

By Adam Bender | 19 September, 2014 11:46

Tags: AMTA, triple zero, emergency services, accan, regulation, voip, Department of Communications, government, Telstra, sms, 000

IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting

Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

By Adam Bender | 18 September, 2014 14:44

Tags: itu, internet governance, Networking, Internet registry, IANA transition, apnic, IP addresses, ipv6

CoinJar flashes Bitcoin debit card

While Apple works to turn credit cards digital, an Australian startup is turning Bitcoin into a piece of plastic.

By Adam Bender | 18 September, 2014 12:23

Tags: startups, e-commerce, ATM, debit cards, Eftpos, digital wallets, ecommerce, Bitcoin, CoinJar, mobile commerce

Mobile Black Spot program to prioritise areas with 'skin in the game'

The government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot program will prioritise small communities and major transport routes for new mobile base stations in regional Australia, according to the director of the program.

By Adam Bender | 17 September, 2014 12:37

Tags: grants, Department of Communications, coverage, wireless, mobile black spot, government, mobile, broadband

Antique equipment dents IPv6 reliability

Devices on the edge of the network are holding back performance of IPv6, according to networking industry officials on a panel at APNIC 38.

By Adam Bender | 16 September, 2014 14:10

Tags: Networking, speed, ISP, CableLabs, comcast, internet, apnic, reliability, broadband, ipv6

Internet-enabled objects add to security risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) will create additional security risks for businesses and consumers, according to network security experts at the APNIC 38 conference in Brisbane.

By Adam Bender | 16 September, 2014 09:07

Tags: Farsight Security, LIFX, Internet of Things, security, M2M, cisco, Wi-Fi light bulbs, apnic

No one group should govern Internet, says Turnbull

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged world leaders to maintain a multi-stakeholder model for governance of the Internet as the United States releases its stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

By Adam Bender | 15 September, 2014 16:12

Tags: itu, ICANN, Houlin Zhao, internet governance, Malcolm Turnbull, NTIA, IANA, IANA transition, apnic, NTIA/IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

Possible Telstra competition against NBN Co could upset economic model

If Telstra were to compete against NBN Co, it would change the economic model for the National Broadband Network, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said.

By Adam Bender | 12 September, 2014 15:39

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, TPG, national broadband network, nbn co, Henry Ergas, Telco, NBN, broadband, Telstra, Bill Morrow

Telecom associations back Turnbull spectrum proposals

Telco industry officials have indicated support for spectrum policy changes proposed this week by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

By Adam Bender | 11 September, 2014 15:51

Tags: regulation, spectrum reform, spectrum, Department of Communications, wireless, telecom, ACMA, government, mobile, Australian Communications and Media Authority, Malcolm Turnbull

RadComms: Tech advances to be fueled by spectrum

Access to high-bandwidth wireless broadband is critical for supporting drones, national defence and autonomous mining equipment, according to presenters from industry and government at the RadComms conference in Sydney today.

By Adam Bender | 10 September, 2014 15:34

Tags: RadComms, lte, wireless, military, UAVs, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), mobile, V-TOL Aerospace, defence, department of defence, mobile broadband, 4g, drones, rio tinto, mining

Turnbull seeks second Digital Dividend from community TV spectrum

The government is eyeing spectrum used by community TV broadcasters in Australian capital cities for a possible second Digital Dividend auction.

By Adam Bender | 10 September, 2014 11:16

Tags: policy, regulation, Department of Communications, wireless, government, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), mobile, broadcasters, Malcolm Turnbull, mobile broadband, community TV, mobility, spectrum

Telstra joins Optus in covering early termination fees

Telstra has waited just one day to copy Optus in offering up to $450 in credit to customers who leave their old carrier and sign a new two-year contract.

By Adam Bender | 09 September, 2014 16:19

Tags: contract breakage, Vodafone, smartphones, wireless, telecom, trade-in, optus, mobile, early termination fees, Telstra

Are Microsoft's 'Chromebook killers' better for the enterprise?

A wave of inexpensive Windows laptops meant to compete with the Google Chromebook is coming, but analysts say enterprises should carefully consider their requirements before choosing a low-cost device from either company.

By Adam Bender | 09 September, 2014 09:32

Tags: Windows, HP Stream, business, enterprise, cheap, inexpensive, cost reduction, Google, low-priced, Chrome OS, Cloud, Microsoft, chromebook

Vic's TCV plans SAN overhaul

The Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV), which manages the state's funding requirements and provides financial services and advice to government agencies, is planning to overhaul its storage area network, issuing a request for tender over the weekend.

By Adam Bender | 08 September, 2014 15:18

Tags: servers, Victoria, storage, Treasury Corporation of Victoria, tender, virtual infrastructure, government, virtualisation, TCV, virtualization

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