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ACMA calls for discussion on the future of digital free-to-air TV

By Hamish Barwick | 23 January, 2012 11:58

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is calling for submissions on the future of free-to-air television after the transition to digital television is complete.

Perth to Singapore submarine cable to be ready by 2013: ASSC-1

By Hamish Barwick | 20 January, 2012 12:31

A new optic fibre submarine cable system which will link Perth with Singapore is expected to have a capacity of 6.4 terabits (Tbps) per second when it is completed in 2013.

NBN Co to launch fixed wireless network trial

By Hamish Barwick | 19 January, 2012 16:45

From April this year, NBN Co will be offering a free trial of its fixed wireless network for six months to National Broadband Network (NBN) first release sites including Armidale, Tamworth and Toowoomba.

AARNet spruiks open standards for video conferencing

By Hamish Barwick | 19 January, 2012 14:10

In a bid to support open standards for video conferencing, the Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet) has joined the Open Visual Communication Consortium (OVCC).

STW Communications Group tackles 120 terabyte data problem with Simpana

By Hamish Barwick | 18 January, 2012 16:43

Replacing legacy data protection systems with CommVault’s Simpana software has enabled Sydney-based marketing and advertising conglomerate, STW Communications Group, to manage 120 terabytes of data more efficiently.

Internode turns on IPv6 for new customers

By Hamish Barwick | 18 January, 2012 12:12

Internode has become the first Australian broadband provider to make IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) available by default for new customers.

Payless Shoes lifts its sales with improved EFTPOS system

By Hamish Barwick | 18 January, 2012 11:34

Australian retailer, Payless Shoes, has seen a lift in sales following the implementation of a network-based EFTPOS system provided by Primus Telecom.

In pictures: High tech at the Australian Open

By Hamish Barwick | 17 January, 2012 16:41

With tennis fans from around the world converging on Melbourne for the Australian Open, Computerworld Australia took a tour of the Rod Laver stadium to see the technology which analyses the two week event.

IBM serves up real-time data for Tennis Australia

By Hamish Barwick | 17 January, 2012 15:29

As players fight for the top spot in the Australian Open, behind the scenes, Tennis Australia is tracking their every move using an IBM scoring and analysis tool called SlamTracker.

Bond Uni, Tata Consultancy sign IT education deal

By Hamish Barwick | 21 December, 2011 11:53

Queensland-based Bond University’s School of Information Technology has partnered with Mumbai-based IT services firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), for research and professional development programs.

ACMA issues Vodafone with TCP Code directions

By Hamish Barwick | 21 December, 2011 10:36

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) provided directions for Vodafone and Vodafone Network to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code (TCP Code).

No holiday for most small business owners: Telstra

By Hamish Barwick | 20 December, 2011 16:08

More than half of Australian small business owners will work during the Christmas and New Year holiday break, with 36 per cent of them taking no time off at all, according to a Telstra Business survey.

Nextgen finishes NBN Regional Backbone Blackspots Program

By Hamish Barwick | 20 December, 2011 14:39

Fibre provider, Nextgen Networks, has completed the last component of the Federal Government’s $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) in the Northern Territory.

Samsung surpasses Apple in ANZ mobile market: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 20 December, 2011 12:12

Fresh on the heels of its tablet court case, Samsung has taken first place from Apple in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) mobile phone market in Q3, according to IDC’s ANZ Quarterly Mobile Devices Tracker.

ACMA clears Seven Network of alleged Facebook privacy breach

By Hamish Barwick | 19 December, 2011 14:31

A Seven Local News report, which used images from a Facebook rest in peace (RIP) tribute page, has been found by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) not to be in breach of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2010.