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Geepers, an Australian startup backed by Internode founder Simon Hackett has unveiled its ambitious plan to be the primary source of location information for people and premises, globally.

Published in Strategy

Despite the wide use, and abuse, of the term 5G for future mobile broadband technologies, there is a growing consensus that the quantum leaps in technology that have characterised generations one to four of cellular mobile telephony over the last 40 years won't continue.

Published in Cornered!

Optus announced its new look last week. It has abandoned its menagerie of wild animals in favour of a cute cartoon character and insists that the changes are more than skin deep, that they reflect a new customer-focussed Optus.

Published in Cornered!
Friday, 28 June 2013 16:28

ACS's Telecoms Group breaks away

The people who have been running the Telecommunications Society of Australia (TSA) since its absorption into the Australian Computer Society in 2007 have walked away from the ACS and set up a new organisation, the Telecommunications Association.

Published in Strategy

The Competitive Carriers Coalition has called for a comprehensive post-election review of Australian telecommunications regulation, warning that Telstra's market power is once again on the increase.

Published in Technology Regulation

We've all seen those notices at airports, railway stations, on buses and elsewhere: "If you see something, say something." It's the government's attempt to get every single Australian involved in - and personally responsible for - the nation's security. Thankfully the threat level is very low and most of us, I suspect, have little concern and little expectation of finding anything untoward.

Published in Cornered!

Mobile device management and security provider, Good Technology, has integrated its Good Dynamics secure mobility platform, its Good Collaboration Suite, and a range of ISV and custom-developed enterprise apps to create the Good Secure Mobility Solution, billed as the first integrated product suite for securing combinations of apps to enable mobile workflows.

Published in Security

Optus has retired its menagerie of wild animals that have been at the core of its branding for several years and replaced then with a cute cartoon character, provisionally named 'Ollie as part of major rebranding exercise.

Published in Strategy

The CSIRO says that Australian farmers can help to tackle the global food shortage and significantly increase their productivity by taking advantage of new smart farming technologies enabled by next generation broadband networks.

Thursday, 20 June 2013 08:53

In search of patent trolls

The recent intellectual property suit filed against ZTE in Australia by 'patent troll' Vringo has brought the contentious issue of patent trolls to our shores from the US where feral trolls are such a pest that the Obama Administration is trying to get legislation through Congress that will curb their actions, but that is not going to be easy. Patent trolls are protean creatures. One man's patent troll is another man's legitimate licensor of intellectual property.

Published in Cornered!

MOOCs: massive, open online courses. And that's according to no lesser personage than Bob Metcalfe, widely recognised as the co-inventor of ethernet and the formulator of the prediction on networking now known as Metcalfe's Law.

Published in Cornered!
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:52

How Telstra will leverage its LTE lead

Australians' love affair with smartphone and tablets and their insatiable appetite for content and applications have been good to Telstra. They have boosted its first mover advantage with LTE significantly, but that advantage will be magnified even further when Telstra introduces joyn.

Published in Cornered!

For many, the question of what will drive demand for the NBN's bandwidth remains unanswered and while the there are multiple initiatives seeking to provide answers, Australia would do well to emulate the USA where a new body, US Ignite, has been created to do just that, but with very broad membership and hugely ambitious goals.

Published in Cornered!

Deloitte Australia has teamed up with US based Kaggle to exploit opportunities thrown up by a growing shortage of data scientists - people skilled in the use of big data analytics.

Published in Strategy

A new industry alliance, the CloudEthernet Forum, has been formed to address the issues raised by virtualisation and cloud services spread across geographically dispersed data centres.

Published in Networking
Friday, 24 May 2013 02:13

5G breakthrough? 5G baloney more like

Here we go again. News of another wireless 'breakthrough' has become mainstream news and sent press and commentators into a flurry of speculation as to whether or not it spells doom for the NBN.

Published in Cornered!
Monday, 20 May 2013 13:07

Canberra gets first Optus TD-LTE services

Optus has launched TD-LTE mobile services in Canberra for data only: it will offer a TD-LTE dongle and TD-LTE pocket WiFi hotspot, both will operate on HSPA+ or 3G networks outside TD-LTE coverage areas.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:30

Docking the deskphone market

Watching ShoreTel demonstrate its iPhone/iPad telephone handset dock last week I decided I was witnessing the beginning of the end for the deskphone as we know it.

Published in Cornered!

Specialist IT&T recruitment company, Talent International, has launched a loyalty program designed to retain contractors - claimed to represent the first such program in the IT recruitment industry - along with other initiatives designed to make its services more attractive to both IT professionals and employers.

Published in Recruitment
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:09

How long's a piece of copper?

The answer to that question is important. The bandwidth that the Coalition will be able to deliver to customers over its proposed fibre to the node network is highly dependent on the length of copper from the node to the customer, but neither it nor anybody outside Telstra seems to know what the average distance from nodes in the current network is.

Published in Cornered!

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