Telecommunication

Government grant to keep world’s biggest supercomputing facility in Melbourne

A $6.65 million grant from the Victorian government earmarked to carve out commercial opportunities and produce outcomes for the state’s health and biotechnology industry.

Former AAPT chief finds new home at Nextgen

Industry veteran joins Nextgen Network as managing director.

NBN Co moves to extend FTTN trial footprint

Fibre-to-the-Node component of the NBN starts to take shape with more than 140 suburbs in New South Wales and Queensland set to receive the technology.

Can HFC be NBN Co's saviour?

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NBN Co boss Bill Morrow’s decision to create a separate HFC division was always on the cards -- and the move can’t come soon enough.

Why the NBN won't (always) make your internet faster

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The NBN is great for shipping larger files but when it comes to websites it won’t provide much of a speed boost, if at all.

Vodafone customers gifted free international calls

Carrier celebrates its 21st birthday by giving customers free international calls to ten countries over the weekend.

Telstra extends ICT reach with Bridge Point buy

Meanwhile, the telco's venture capital arm tips money into Singapore-based location intelligence data company AdNear.

TPG structural separation in Coalition's sights

Malcolm Turnbull delivers the next stage of his plan to provide NBN Co with a modicum of protection against TPG Telecom and its fibre-to-the-basement network.

Google give its Nexus Line a refresh

A day ahead of Apple 's expected introduction of next-gen iPads and iMacs, Google has unveiled its three new Nexus devices. Here's a look at the new range.

Google unveils new Android system

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Google upgrades Nexus line, unveils revamped Android software, to be dubbed 'Lollipop'.

Vodafone shakes hand with Spotify

Deal will see customers gain access to the Spotify Premium service. Meanwhile, the operator is hoping to translate the success of its Red consumer plans in the enterprise space with flagship business plans.

A 'greedy' Telstra will test ACCC's resolve

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Telstra’s call to the regulator to allow an increase in copper access prices highlights the perverse nature of the task the competition watchdog faces.

Telstra eyes modest income growth

Telco says low single-digit income and EBITDA growth in FY15 will offset absence of CSL revenue.

Telstra BigPond users cop an email outage

Affected customers experienced delays receiving emails in a nationwide outage.

iiNet customers hit with outage

Internet service provider still trying to get to the bottom of what sparked a major disruption that left users without access to email services.

Telstra flags wholesale price hikes

Telco seeks permission to raise fixed-line access charges to offset the cost of the NBN.

Brandis' callousness on data retention beggars belief

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We are about to cross the point of no return when it comes mandatory data retention. The public and the telecom industry are justifiably concerned about the Coalition's haste to enshrine ill-conceived legislation.

Attack of the NBN zealots

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Diehard fibre fans aren't NBN Co's only problem. The company's fate is being written by economic zealots that need to be put back in the box.

EU, China reach tentative deal to end telecom equipment tariff threat

Trade ministers are expected to complete agreement on Oct. 18 after Asia-Europe summit.

Telstra makes 1800 calls free of charge from mobiles

Telco becomes the first to follow the directives laid out by ACMA to make calling an 1800 number in Australia from a mobile phone free of charge.

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