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  • The race that tested telco networks

    Melbourne Cup Day provided some mixed results for two of the major telecommunication providers with Telstra reporting a drop in data traffic and Vodafone experiencing a spike in SMS, voice and data traffic.

    Written by Hamish Barwick08 Nov. 12 10:33
  • Alcatel-Lucent powers up Flemington Next G network

    While Flemington punters won’t get access to Cisco’s Wi-Fi network until next year, Alcatel-Lucent has come to the party in 2012 with a pilot of seven 3G metro cells to extend the capacity of Telstra’s Next G track-side network.

    Written by Hamish Barwick06 Nov. 12 09:42
  • Flemington racecourse to trot out Wi-Fi system by 2013

    Punters keen to have a flutter at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne will be able to bet online and watch the race in HD on their smartphone within the arena when a Wi-Fi service is introduced by the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) next year.

    Written by Hamish Barwick05 Nov. 12 14:43
  • Racing and Wagering Western Australia off and running for Melbourne Cup

    The IT systems of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) are off and racing in time for this year’s Melbourne Cup, the culmination of a four-year modernisation program that includes the implementation of a Cisco Unified Computing System and intelligent network.

    Written by Georgina Swan01 Nov. 11 00:01
  • Tabcorp bets on Cloud, iPad on Melbourne Cup day

    Tabcorp has harnessed the Cloud and iPads to help it address the huge increase in demand on Tabcorp's IT systems spurred by the Spring Racing Carnival and the Melbourne Cup.

    Written by Lisa Banks10 Nov. 10 11:11