Stories by Renai LeMay

Huawei looks to enter Australian Android market

Chinese manufacturer Huawei this week said it was talking to carriers in Australia and New Zealand about local distribution of its new IDEOS mobile phone, which runs the latest version of Google’s Android operating system.

Virtualised desktops gain Aussie traction

Virtualisation giant VMWare has put together a specialist crack team to tackle the opportunity of converting legacy "fat client" PC desktops in Australian organisations to slimline virtualised environments, as more virtual desktop rollouts continue to emerge around the country.

Quigley slams Abbott's broadband policy

NBN Co chief executive, Mike Quigley, has delivered a stinging attack on the Coalition's broadband policy, publicly backing Labor's rival National Broadband Network project just days before the Federal Election.

Four ISPs left - and Internode's the point five, says Malone

There are only "four and a half" meaningful players left in Australia's internet service provider market, iiNet supremo Michael Malone said today - with companies like Primus, Eftel and others just not relevant any more in terms of providing competition.

NBN Tasmania launch

Last Thursday morning, the National Broadband Network was officially launched in Tasmania by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

Coalition's NBN alternative to cost $6bn

The Coalition has unveiled its $6 billion rival broadband policy to Labor's [[xref:http://www.techworld.com.au/tag/nbn|National Broadband Network|TechWorld :: NBN]] (NBN) project, with the central planks being a competitive backhaul network, regional and metropolitan wireless networks and an ADSL enrichment program that will target telephone exchanges without ADSL2+ broadband.

Pirate Party can’t contest Federal election

The Australian wing of the libertarian digital rights group the Pirate Party has had to abandon its stated aim of contesting the imminent Federal Election due to election regulations.

iSOFT claims HealthSMART win

iSOFT announced it had completed the rollout of new patient management systems in mid-June to Victorian hospitals under Victoria's delayed HealthSMART project begun back in 2003, as financial problems continue to plague the Australian e-health giant.

NBN could be opt-out in Tasmania: Premier

Tasmanian State Premier David Bartlett has committed to ask the Tasmanian NBN Company whether it would be feasible for Tasmanians to be required to opt-out from having the planned optic fibre cables connected to their premises -- reversing the current policy where they are required to opt-in.

Melbourne gets NBN network operations centre

The company in charge of building and operating the National Broadband Network this morning revealed it would construct its national operations and test facility in Melbourne’s Digital Harbour development, as confirmation arrived that the first customers have been connected to the NBN in Tasmania.

Optus launches Motorola Droid/Milestone

On the same day that Vodafone started selling Google's Nexus One, Optus has given its customers yet another high-end Android handset option, quietly adding Motorola's Milestone phone to its handset range.

Telstra cuts HTC Desire price as Nexus One launches

The nation's biggest telco Telstra has taken a slice out of the cost of its flagship Android-based smartphone, the HTC Desire, just hours before rival Vodafone is slated to start selling Google's Nexus One handset, which has similar specifications and was also built by HTC.

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