Josh Taylor

Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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Telstra wins 4G with its 3G

Telstra wins 4G with its 3G

After comparing Telstra's 4G network to other supposedly "4G" networks in the market, the genius in Telstra's brand new shiny network is in its 3G network.

published October 12, 2011 by

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NSW govt late to the 'Australia tax' party

NSW govt late to the 'Australia tax' party

Hot on the heels of the iPhone 4S announcement, the fight against higher prices for Apple products in Australia has a new ally in the New South Wales trading minister. However, given the falling dollar, it almost seems too little, too late and too targeted.

published October 4, 2011 by

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Claims of NBN price hikes exaggerated

Claims of NBN price hikes exaggerated

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a press conference yesterday claiming that a month-old paper from the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) asks for product price increases 5 per cent above consumer price index (CPI), but NBN Co is really just covering all bases.

published August 22, 2011 by

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Treasury docs show NBN worries evolve

Treasury docs show NBN worries evolve

While the Treasury did raise serious concerns about the financial risks posed by the National Broadband Network (NBN) two years ago, it seems that the government has gone a long way towards addressing those concerns in the intervening two years.

published August 15, 2011 by

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AFACT seeks to automatically bypass law

AFACT seeks to automatically bypass law

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) wants to have their copyright infringement notices automatically bypass the internet service provider (ISP) and find their way directly to the customers, but it also risks bypassing the law.

published July 29, 2011 by

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You do know you don't have 4G?

You do know you don't have 4G?

According to a recent survey, 34 per cent of iPhone users in the US wrongly believe that they already have 4G. With all the marketing going around, I wouldn't be surprised if people here thought the same.

published July 14, 2011 by

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Race to laptop deadline misses the point

Race to laptop deadline misses the point

The government is racing to meet the 31 December 2011 deadline to complete its laptops in schools roll-out, but the government risks missing the bigger picture by focusing on just reaching the finish of the program with all devices delivered.

published July 7, 2011 by

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VHA has a long way to go before the NBN

VHA has a long way to go before the NBN

Despite making much of their network improvements and claiming to have slowed down customer churn rates, Vodafone Hutchison Australia still has the least satisfied customers, according to a Roy Morgan survey.

published June 27, 2011 by

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