Stories by Darren Pauli

QLD smart licence to go national

Expectations that Queensland's emerging smart card driver licence will become a national model could see card readers in every Australian business, home, club and local video shop.

Next G gets a speed boost

Telstra's 3G network will be faster, cheaper and have more capacity following a deal with Ericsson to install Direct Tunnel technology.

Govt throws Access Card to industry

Deployment of a national access card will be a job for private industry, not government, according to the federal Human Services Minister, Joe Ludwig.

Gov grants $1.2M to train luddites

The federal government has today launched a $1.2 million national security alert service to round-out its plans to sanitise Internet feeds to families and small businesses.

Green IT gaining power

Green IT may be seen as marketing tool rather than a money maker, but experts from Australia's biggest data centres have found big savings in carbon conscious technology.

Nextgen swallows Silk Telecom

Leighton Holdings subsidiary telco Nextgen Networks has acquired Melbourne-based ISP Silk Telecom for an undisclosed amount.

Ambos get world first mobile data app

Ambulance services across Australia are rolling out a new laptop data application to store clinical information on thousands of patients to improve paramedic training, patient care, industry standards and research.

Former ACCC commissioner joins ACMA

A former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) staffer and an ex-radiocommunications regulator have been appointed to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) board, under the government's new merit-based recruitment criteria for public service officers.

Customers a bargaining chip in Soul war

A disgruntled partner has severed Internet connections to Soul Telecom customers and denied access to critical information housed in data centres in an effort to force the beleaguered telco to pay outstanding debts.

Conroy mum on broadband questions

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has kept mum in the face of burning questions on structural separation and regulation for the National Broadband Network (NBN).

$8b fibre plans a PIPEdream

PIPE Networks has debunked speculation that it will bid for the National Broadband Network (NBN) and launched a scathing attack on the government's fibre network plans.

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