Stories by Stephanie McDonald

Greens continue to fight against Trans Pacific Partnership agreement

The Greens has called on the new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, to halt negotiations of the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA).

By Stephanie McDonald | 09 October, 2013 11:18

Tags: Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA), copyright, digital liberties, Scott Ludlam

3G connections growing at 40 per cent a year

Mobile broadband is the fastest growing ICT segment in the world, according to a report released by the International Telecommunication Union, a UN agency.

By Stephanie McDonald | 08 October, 2013 13:53

Tags: fixed broadband, broadband

CSIRO transforms 2D faces into 3D models

The CSIRO has filed patents for a device that detects human faces in 2D photos and turns them into 3D images.

By Stephanie McDonald | 08 October, 2013 10:41

Tags: Smart Vision, CSIRO

Why business risk needs to be controlled: amaysim CEO

Like many entrepreneurs, Rolf Hansen, CEO at mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) amaysim, has both won and lost it all.

By Stephanie McDonald | 02 October, 2013 11:45

Tags: amaysim, entrepreneur, Rolf Hansen

Low income earners miss out on Internet access

Low income earners can’t afford an Internet connection, according to research commissioned by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

By Stephanie McDonald | 01 October, 2013 09:43

Tags: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), internet, Anglicare Victoria

Optus ends Woolworths Mobile contract

Optus is terminating its agreement with Woolworths Mobile, with Woolworths Mobile sims to cease being sold from 1 October.

By Stephanie McDonald | 30 September, 2013 14:20

Tags: Optus. Woolworths Mobile, Boost Mobile

Tassie tech companies ask: where’s our NBN?

Several IT businesses in Hobart are struggling to get connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN), including one startup that relocated back to Australia from the United States on the premise that the network would be available soon.

By Stephanie McDonald | 30 September, 2013 09:54

Tags: One Tonne Graphic, Ionata, paul budde, the Secret Lab, multi-dwelling units (MDUs), National Broadband Network (NBN)

Telstra to cut 1100 jobs

Telstra will cut around 1100 jobs from its operation business by June next year, around 6 per cent of its operations staff.

By Stephanie McDonald | 25 September, 2013 15:00

Tags: Network applications and services (NAS), Telstra

Comms Alliance revises VDSL2 and vectoring standards

The Communications Alliance will help facilitate the rollout of a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) National Broadband Network (NBN) by revising industry standards around VDSL2 and vectoring.

By Stephanie McDonald | 23 September, 2013 15:20

Tags: vectoring, National Broadband Network (NBN), vdsl2, fibre-to-the=-node (FTTN)

Mobile broadband fastest growing technology in history

Mobile broadband uptake is growing at 30 per cent per year, according to the 2013 State of the Broadband report, and will be the fastest growing technology in history.

By Stephanie McDonald | 23 September, 2013 11:30

Tags: mobile broadband, state of the broadband

Open access networks and the NBN – the winners and losers

A Coalition NBN could allow more private companies to develop networks that compete with the National Broadband Network (NBN), with TPG announcing this week that it was launching fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) plans.

By Stephanie McDonald | 20 September, 2013 10:24

Tags: TPG, National Broadband Network (NBN), iiNet, optus, Telstra

TPG launches unlimited 100Mbps plans for $69.99

TPG has announced fibre to the basement plans offering up to 100Mbps for $69.99 per month.

By Stephanie McDonald | 17 September, 2013 10:42

Tags: fibre to the basement, TPG, National Broadband Network (NBN)

Industry welcomes Turnbull as Comms Minister

Malcolm Turnbull has been appointed Australia’s newest Communications Minister, and the telco and IT industry is optimistic about the impact he might have on the sector.

By Stephanie McDonald | 17 September, 2013 09:28

Tags: Stephen Conroy, Malcolm Turnbull, Coalition

Butterfly provides inspiration for research into TB speed broadband

A butterfly known as the Green Hairstreak has provided inspiration for new research being carried on that could provide faster Internet speeds.

By Stephanie McDonald | 16 September, 2013 15:40

Tags: terabit, broadband

91k issue plea to Abbott on NBN

Nearly 92,000 people have issued a plea to prime minister elect Tony Abbott to continue the National Broadband Network (NBN) with a fibre-to-the-home plan, instead of the Coalition’s proposed fibre-to-the-node plan.

By Stephanie McDonald | 10 September, 2013 16:14

Tags: Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP), Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Abbott, National Broadband Network (NBN), fibre-to-the-node (FTTN)

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