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  • Abbott is a Luddite, says Conroy

    Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this afternoon opened fire on Tony Abbott, labelling him a “luddite” for not having appearing to have anything to do with his party’s technology policies, on a day in which the Canberra press gallery also criticised the Opposition Leader on the issue.

    Written by Renai LeMay10 Aug. 10 17:23
  • Coalition policy "a blast from the past": Conroy

    Labor and the Greens have opened fire on the Coalition's rival broadband policy revealed this morning, in an ICT sector election debate that at times saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and his shadow Tony Smith at each others' throats.

    Written by Renai LeMay10 Aug. 10 14:59
  • Coalition issues $6bn broadband policy

    The Coalition has unveiled its $6 billion rival broadband policy to Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project, with the central planks being a competitive backhaul network, regional and metropolitan wireless networks and an ADSL enrichment program that will target telephone exchanges without ADSL2+ broadband.

    Written by Renai LeMay10 Aug. 10 13:09
  • Private cloud drives up efficiency at Xtralis

    Hazard detection system vendor Xtralis is reaping the rewards of greater efficiencies with server utilisation rates of up to 70 per cent thanks to a private cloud initiative that goes back three years, says the company's CIO.

    Written by Rodney Gedda06 Aug. 10 09:35
  • Local network industry 'missing out' with NBN

    Construction of the $43 billion National Broadband Network may be a boon for the services economy, but local networking providers feel left out with two companies saying the government-owned business isn’t doing enough for industry development.

    Written by Rodney Gedda03 Aug. 10 15:02
  • Primus Telecom connects first business to the NBN

    The first business customer has been connected to the NBN in Tasmania with Galloway’s Pharmacy in Scottsdale being the first business to sign up to the network.

    Written by Lisa Banks28 July 10 09:45
  • Australia, Japan reach broadband accord

    Australia and Japan appear to have signed a bilateral agreement relating to broadband, with NBN chief executive, Mike Quigley, and other government officials having met with Japanese Communications Minister, Kazuhiro Haraguchi, this week, according to reports.

    Written by Renai LeMay21 July 10 14:49
  • Federal CIO praises NBN possibilities

    The National Broadband Network has received further endorsement with Australian government CIO, Ann Steward, saying the project will open up “huge opportunities” for service delivery.

    Written by Rodney Gedda16 July 10 09:33
  • Spark (ASX:SKI) unit ETSA wins NBN deal

    Spark Infrastructure's (ASX:SKI) 49%-owned subsidiary ETSA has won a construction contract to build the passive optical fibre network in Willunga as part of phase 1 of the NBN rollout

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling15 July 10 15:42
  • Telstra, Transfield in on first NBN building projects

    The Federal Government's NBN Co has announced the successful contractors which will work on construction of the passive optical fibre network in the five first release sites on the Australian mainland.

    Written by Rodney Gedda15 July 10 09:12
  • Melbourne gets NBN network operations centre

    The company in charge of building and operating the National Broadband Network this morning revealed it would construct its national operations and test facility in Melbourne’s Digital Harbour development, as confirmation arrived that the first customers have been connected to the NBN in Tasmania.

    Written by Renai LeMay02 July 10 12:41
  • Stroke patients to get Wii therapy over the NBN

    The NBN Co has begun selling the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) benefit to the health sector, announcing that stroke patients will shortly receive Wii-based therapy over the network.

    Written by Computerworld Staff28 June 10 12:11