Stories by Darren Pauli

NBN panel did not back FttH

The coalition has attacked the decision-making process behind the National Broadband Network (NBN) following alleged denials by the government's expert panel that it did not advise on the Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) upgrade.

Govt cracks-down on SMS plans

The federal government has put an end to sneaky premium SMS subscription plans with a spate of new powers handed to the industry regulator.

NBN panel review cost $700K

Taxpayers will be forced to foot more than $702,000 bill to cover the tender costs of the government's scrapped first National Broadband Network (NBN) plans.

Logistics company takes off with hosted CRM

Australian air Express (AaE) has stopped critical knowledge leaving with staff and improved sales by scrapping its manual customer relationship management (CRM) for a hosted solution.

Maccas the hot spot for 3G users

Mobile 3G users have dodged expensive bills by logging into McDonalds' free wireless Internet, which this month surpassed one million sessions since its launch in November last year.

Digital economy misses out amid feted NBN

The viability of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is at risk after the budget failed to address how it will be used by government departments, according to the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Telcos unperturbed on Telstra split

Exorbitant backhaul cost may have crippled regional broadband investment but telecommunications experts say Telstra will pose no threat to the National Broadband Network (NBN) if it is structurally separated.

QLD Performing Arts strikes outsourcing deal

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has inked a three year hosted virtualisation deal with Macquarie Hosting to monitor network traffic and link its ticket bookings with flights and accommodation.

NBN was fait accompli: workgroup

The $43 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) may have been fait accompli according to industry members who met with Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Roxon rebuff strains national network ROI

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has ignored calls from the telecommunications industry to integrate hospitals and healthcare networks into the National Broadband Network (NBN).