Stories by Stephanie McDonald

Police Federation to continue spectrum fight

The Police Federation of Australia has hit out at communications minister Stephen Conroy’s draft directive to the Australian Communications and Media Authority that it return to market the spectrum in the 700MHz band that remained unsold after the Digital Dividend auction

AARNET upgrades submarine link to 40Gbps

Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) and Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) have completed a 40Gbps upgrade to a fibre link connecting Sydney and North America.

iiNet pays $102k ACCC infringement

iiNet has paid a $102,000 infringement notice to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for failing to adequately display the minimum price on a bus advertisement.

Startups praise review into employee share schemes

Startups were pleased by communications minister Stephen Conroy's announcement that the government would conduct a review the tax rules governing employee share schemes, but have suggested the government can do more to aid fledgling tech companies.

Opal goes live on Sydney city trains

Sydney train customers can now use the Opal card for some train trips, with more than 4600 customers now signed up for Opal cards following a trial on trains which began nearly two weeks ago.