The Cape Tribulation region of north eastern Queensland now has “better than ever” mobile phone coverage following the installation of a new tower in the area by Optus as part of its mobile blackspot program.
Australia’s peak body for the tech industry, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Queensland Government to partner with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to deliver critical skills around innovation in IT and cyber security in the State.
Queensland is set to strengthen its position in the cyber security sector, with three new Cyber Security Innovation Nodes to be established across the state.
The coronavirus crisis has prompted Queensland organisers to turn to the Internet to deliver an “Australia-first” virtual expo - QODE - partnering with You Tube to stream live, and free of charge, its Brisbane technology and innovation conference which will be staged over two days this week.
Telstra is partnering with the Queensland Government, the Torres Strait Regional Authority and the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture to deliver high-speed internet access for mobile device users across the Torres Strait islands by 2021.
A Sunshine Coast family-based business, Auscom, has been awarded a $1 million contract to provide a key part of the International Broadband Submarine Cable Network.
Listed Australian data centre operator NextDC’s Brisbane-based operations have been appointed by the Queensland Government as a new enterprise provider on the ICT supplier panel to deliver data centre-as-a-service solutions to government departments and agencies.
Construction is now underway on the $6.6 million cable landing station, the major land-based facility for the $35 million Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable network.
Telecommunications industry lobby group Communications Alliance has rejected calls from the Queensland Government for mobile carriers to provide emergency alerts without compensation.
Queensland’s Office of State Revenue, part of Queensland Treasury, has launched Nuance Communications’ virtual assistant "Sam" across all OSR revenue lines, marking the first Australian state government implementation of the conversational virtual assistant.
Pulse Data Centre, built by construction firm FKG Group as part of its Toowoomba Technology Park, has been appointed to the official Queensland Government information and communications technology supplier panel for the provision of data centre as a service.
A tourism accelerator program run by Slingshot and backed by the Queensland Government’s $650 million Advance Queensland initiative has launched for the second consecutive year.
Technology known as Cardihab — a method to help improve recovery after a heart attack — developed by the Australian eHealth Research Centre, has been spun off from Australia's national science and technology accelerator programme, known as ON.
The Queensland University of Technology is Australia’s first university to use the Pepper humanoid robot specifically for a social robotics research platform.
The Queensland Government has invested nearly $2 million in renewables energy company Redback Technologies as part of its strategy to advance technology developments in the state.
A 48-hour hackathon staged in Brisbane by Motorola Solutions in association with Telstra and Amazon Web Services attracted Australian IT developers, designers, Queensland’s public safety agencies and creative thinkers to develop applications which addressed real-world problems affecting public safety agencies and first responders.
IT services provider Data#3 has snared a multi-year contract with the Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) to provide the state’s teachers with technology to improve learning and communications.
Global IT and business process services company CGI has secured a $58 million contract with the Queensland Government’s State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) to implement and service a debt recovery solution.
AI software provider Complexica has hired Anthony Lake as its principal data scientist.
A Gold Coast travel booking company, Getaway Escapes, now in voluntary liquidation, is subject to court action by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for allegedly committing numerous breaches of the Do Not Call Register Act and the Telemarketing and Research Industry Standard.
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