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NBN vital for Australia’s digital future, says IBIS

25 June, 2012 by Merri Mack

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’.

Film, book and video game industries thrive despite P2P piracy

14 June, 2012 by John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance

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 slide around the globe

22 May, 2012

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.

Riverbed appoints Avnet as new Australian distributor

23 April, 2012

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 to deploy cloud-based access management for NZ Ministry of Education

22 March, 2012

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.

Telecoms complaints from small businesses grow 52%

29 February, 2012

Complaints from small businesses about their telecommunications services increased 52% in the last financial year, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) revealed today.

Convergence Review’s thankless task

14 February, 2012 by John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance

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.

11 million Aussies to use media tablets by 2016

14 February, 2012

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).

Little financial reprieve for Australia’s mobile operators

13 February, 2012

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.

Capgemini Australia opens new Canberra office

10 February, 2012

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 partners with Huawei for Christchurch UFB build

09 February, 2012

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 growth will slow, despite 2011’s industry rebound

30 January, 2012

Telecoms service provider revenues will slow between 2011 and 2017, despite a healthy industry rebound in 2011, according to analyst firm Ovum.

Ultrabook growth to explode over next five years

25 January, 2012

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.

IBM to acquire cloud-based software tester Green Hat

05 January, 2012

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.

ACCC seeks public comment on revised Telstra separation

16 December, 2011

The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) is seeking public comment on the revised structural separation undertaking submitted by Telstra on 9 December.

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