Telecommunication

Vodafone hands phone records of journalists to UK cops

by AFP
Telecoms giant in hot water after it delivered mobile phone records of 1700 people working for News UK to the police.

Telstra turns on 4GX in Melbourne

Telco's 700 MHz 4G network promises faster speeds and better coverage for users in selected parts of the city.

Telstra unwraps government cloud

Telco to offer a highly secure cloud computing environment for federal, state and local government in the first half of 2015.

The NBN twilight zone

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The Coalition's multi-technology mix NBN poses technical and rollout coordination challenges that could well leave quite a few premises out in the cold.

WhatsApp sells the encryption message

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The Facebook-owned messaging service has joined Google and Apple in offering encryption to the masses, but is it all smoke and mirrors?

Amcom wins $6.5m NT contract

Fibre network and ICT provider to supply additional data network services throughout the territory, including many remote locations.

Telstra lights up its Wi-Fi network

Telco switches on the first 150 Wi-Fi hotspots in its national Wi-Fi network just in time before the busy Christmas period.

iiNet to launch stand alone mobile service in December

Release of mobile service to coincide with the launch of 'iiOnlineStore'.

NBN Co plots new course with nothing set in stone

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With a disclaimer on every page, the latest NBN Co corporate plan is almost certain to have a short shelf life.

Google's Project Loon gains altitude

Internet giant happy to partner with major wireless players rather than compete with them on connecting remote locations.

Optus puts pedal to the medal on 4G rollout

Optus gets early access to more 700MHz to expand its regional footprint. Meanwhile, Vodafone lights up its 4G+ network in Melbourne.

NBN Co split a good idea: Rod Sims

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ACCC boss says that planning for NBN Co split needs to begin as quickly as possible and the separation should occur before any privatisation of the company.

Telstra, Google in remote internet deal

Google plans to beam internet to remote Australia from stratospheric balloons.

BlackBerry CEO’s message to CIOs

John Chen wants CIOs to know that his company is serious about managing many different types of devices, including iPhones and Samsung Galaxy

Optus goes for broke with new mobile payments app

Optus has announced Cash by Optus - an Android app allowing Optus customers to pay for purchases up to $250 using just their phone.

NBN and net neutrality: What it means for Australian consumers

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In the next decade the NBN will become the dominant medium for content distribution and without net neutrality laws the larger service providers will make merry and further entrench their dominance.

Competing in the age of people power

Telstra's move to introduce real-time alerts for excess data usage is just the latest symptom of how Australian businesses across the board are navigating the age of the customer.

NBN Co considers fibre on demand

Company will consider communities choosing to co-fund FTTP connections in FTTN areas.

Optus H1 net profit jumps 2.3%

Telco's operating and mobile service revenue returns to growth as it continues to add to its 4G customer base.

Telstra spends $20m for Orion Health stake

by AAP
Telco's health unit picks up a two per cent stake in the healthcare management software developer.

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