Qantas and Telstra hope to reduce airplane paper by giving iPads to pilots. The companies have been working to secure approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and hope to distribute the first iPads in September, according to Telstra and CASA.
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Telstra agreed to sell its New Zealand business TelstraClear to Vodafone NZ for A$660 million. The deal could be a precursor to a later Telstra takeover of Telecom New Zealand, analysts said.
InMobi reported 34 per cent growth in tablet impressions on its Australian mobile advertising network in the last three months. New Zealand experienced a 78 per cent growth in tablet impressions the second quarter, it said.
Telcos said they’re already complying with many of the requirements of the revised Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) code.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has said it will enforce an industry code to prevent telephone and broadband bill shock. However, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has said the ACMA lacks adequate power to keep telcos honest.
Venture capitalists disagreed whether high-tech Australian startups need to move to Silicon Valley to find success. The issue was debated at the Microsoft Asia-Pacific Entrepreneur Summit in Sydney.
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AMTA appointed Telstra executive director mobile, Warwick Bray, to head the wireless association’s board.
Australia is showing a greater rate of data centre growth than the US and top-tier European countries, according to early data compiled for DatacenterDynamics’ upcoming 2012 global industry census. Globally, data centres are showing immunity to overarching economic problems, analysts at DCD said.
The government department in charge of broadband is seeking networking equipment and conferencing services, according to a request for tender published recently.
The Australian government announced $15.2 million in funding to spur NBN adoption in communities around the country. The money will be spread among 36 communities to set up NBN training services under the Gillard Government’s digital hubs and digital enterprises program.
Most Australian enterprises do not manage apps and data on their smartphones and tablets using mobile device management software, according to a Telsyte report.
Fibre broadband connections enabled 20 TAFE students at Holmesglen to learn graphic design from real industry practitioners over HD videoconferencing. The AARNet pilot project was a “proof of concept” that can be copied across Australia as quickly as the NBN is deployed, AARNet business development manager, Jamie Sunderland, told <I>Computerworld Australia</I>.
Telstra signed a deal with Australia Post to provide an assortment of telecom and cloud technologies for the mail deliverer’s upcoming Digital MailBox service.
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has named Peter Lee as its new CEO. The IIA had been without a CEO since Peter Coroneos retired in June last year.