Stories by Adam Bender

Digital Dividend announcement may be ‘imminent’

An announcement on timing of the Digital Dividend spectrum auction is expected early next week, said Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association CEO, Chris Althaus. The auction will reallocate Australia’s 700MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum.

Telstra trial detects 5.4 per cent botnet infection rate

Telstra has successfully trialed using DNS poisoning to prevent botnets on the BigPond network, Telstra principal domain expert, Barrie Hall, said at an [[artnid: 427605|Internet Industry Association event to review iCode]]. The company detected an alarming number of infections, he said.

IIA plans amendments to iCode by late September

The Internet industry seeks to update its voluntary cybersecurity best practices, iCode, to better reflect technological trends and also improve education and messaging to Internet users, industry officials said at an Internet Industry Association (IIA) event in Sydney.

NBN vs. the world: The American experience

A similar geographic challenge but different market structure made the National Broadband Network (NBN) approach unworkable for the U.S., say Australian and American policy makers.

AARNet switches on IPv6 for videoconferencing

Australia’s Academic and Research Network turned on access to IPv6-powered videoconferencing services and plans to participate in a IPv6 videoconference tonight on World IPv6 Day, AARNet said.

More than 25% of Australia are IP pirates, IPAF says

More than a quarter of Australians illegally stream or download protected intellectual property and 37 per cent have stolen content now or in the past, the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation said in a new study.