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Stories by Adam Bender

Smartphone, tablet adoption accelerates: AIMIA survey

Businesses must adapt as tablet and smartphone adoption accelerates, mobile industry officials said at an Australian Interactive Media Industry Association event in Sydney.

Written by Adam Bender27 Sept. 12 13:54

ACMA updates Australian spectrum plan

The ACMA proposed prioritising more spectrum for mobile broadband in an updated Australian radiofrequency spectrum plan. The ACMA is seeking comment on the plan, which will go into effect on 1 January.

Written by Adam Bender26 Sept. 12 13:43

Fair Work Ombudsman plans online customer portal

The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) seeks software for a new online customer portal, according to a request for tender dated 24 September.

Written by Adam Bender25 Sept. 12 10:28

Visionstream wins $71 million contract with Royal Adelaide Hospital

Visionstream will build network infrastructure for the new Royal Adelaide Hospital to be completed in 2016, under a $71 million deal announced today with design and construction partners Hansen Yuncken Leighton Contractors Joint Venture.

Written by Adam Bender24 Sept. 12 10:58

Data retention proposal 'raises more questions than it answers,' says IIA executive

The Internet Industry Association has asked for more information on the government’s proposal to require retention of Internet user data for two years, said IIA CEO Peter Lee. Lee, who became the IIA’s CEO in July, said other current areas of focus include updating the iCode and reforming copyright laws.

Written by Adam Bender07 Sept. 12 15:19

Broadband competitors seek to level playing field with NBN

The NBN should heat up telco competition in a broadband market that has been dominated by Telstra, said Optus, Vodafone and iiNet officials on a panel at the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) conference in Sydney. However, they said the national network won’t resolve all inequities in the telco industry.

Written by Adam Bender06 Sept. 12 12:25

NBN won't close broadband gap, say advocates for rural communities

Even with the National Broadband Network (NBN), more work remains to bridge the digital divide between regional and metropolitan areas in Australia, said advocates for rural communities at the the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) conference in Sydney.

Written by Adam Bender05 Sept. 12 14:51

Bank customers want video services: Telstra

Video could be a competitive differentiator for financial institutions as banks increasingly use technology to gain an edge on rivals, according to a Telstra white paper published Wednesday. Telstra is seeking to sell network management and unified communications services to banks to handle technological challenges that come with a move to videoconferencing.

Written by Adam Bender05 Sept. 12 13:00

Victoria offers alms to tech developers

Victoria will give vouchers to technology companies in the state under an $8 million program announced by the Vic Coalition Government.

Written by Adam Bender04 Sept. 12 16:02