Australia’s National Broadband Network will grow increasingly important in the years approaching 2050, according to a new report from IBIS. The report, ‘A Snapshot of Australia’s Digital future to 2050’, also predicts the demise of newspaper publishing, free-to-air TV and the term ‘employee’.
The High Court of Australia recently ruled that ISP iiNet was not liable for the copyright infringements allegedly perpetrated by its customers through peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies like Bit Torrent. Meanwhile, a US study has found that despite the entertainment industry’s claims that piracy would kill content creation, the film, book and video game industries have thrived over the last decade. John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance, discusses the impact of piracy on content creation and the steps Australian ISPs are taking to limit piracy on their networks.
Optical networking revenues are down across the globe, according to Ovum, with Q1 2012 figures indicating a 9% drop from the same period in 2011.
Network performance vendor Riverbed has appointed Avnet Technology Solutions as a distributor for the Australian market. Under the agreement, Avnet will distribute Riverbed products - including network optimisation and cloud data protection - in Australia. Avnet already distributes Riverbed products in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Gen-i will build and deploy the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s cloud-based identity and access management service, as part of a five-year contract announced by the company today.
Complaints from small businesses about their telecommunications services increased 52% in the last financial year, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) revealed today.
The panel presiding over Australia’s telecommunications Convergence Review has a tough task, one that many won’t appreciate - particularly given the Review’s recent interim report carried such divisive and controversial recommendations. John Stanton, CEO of Australia’s Communications Alliance, takes a look at the ramifications of some specific elements of the interim report.
The popularity of media tablets is growing in Australia, with 2.6 million people already using one and an estimated 11 million predicted to be using one by 2016, according to analyst firm Telsyte. The 2016 estimate of tablet users - 11 million - is half of Australia’s present-day population (22 million).
The government has given Australia’s mobile operators little financial reprieve after handing down its final pricing for licence renewal, calling on mobile operators to find in excess of $3 billion.
Consultancy and technology service provider Capgemini has opened a new office in Canberra. According to Capgemini ANZ CEO Paul Thorley, the new office reflects the company’s commitment to its public sector and ACT-based clients.
Enable Services has announced a partnership with Huawei New Zealand to supply the fibre equipment required for Christchurch’s NBN-equivalent, Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network and for services to manage operations and maintenance.
Telecoms service provider revenues will slow between 2011 and 2017, despite a healthy industry rebound in 2011, according to analyst firm Ovum.
Shipments of ultrabooks will grow at three times the rate of tablets over the next five years, according to a report from analyst firm Juniper Research.
Under a new agreement announced overnight, IBM will purchase Green Hat, a vendor of cloud-based software quality and testing services. Green Hat uses cloud computing technologies to allow customers to conduct testing on a software application prior to its delivery.
The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) is seeking public comment on the revised structural separation undertaking submitted by Telstra on 9 December.