Suzanne Tindal

Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for the site.

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Govt all dollars and sense on spectrum

Govt all dollars and sense on spectrum

It sounds like the Australian Competition and Consumer commission and the Australian Communications and Media Authority is already thinking hard about what how they are going to make sure that carriers don't dupe the government out of all the lovely money it's expecting from the digital dividend spectrum auction.

published November 6, 2011 by

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Is the NBN a policy conflict?

Is the NBN a policy conflict?

Joshua Gans and Jerry Hausman's submission (PDF) to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Telstra's separation undertaking is interesting because of its comments about competition, but I found it even more illuminating on the subject of government goals.

published September 15, 2011 by

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Will IIA follow ATUG?

Will IIA follow ATUG?

The Australian Telecommunications User Group (ATUG) recently closed its doors, and this morning's news about the Internet Industry Association's (IIA) funding woes calls to question whether that organisation will have a similar fate.

published September 13, 2011 by

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NSW the priciest state?

NSW the priciest state?

While New South Wales is blowing its trumpet about making itself a place for the IT industry to settle, Victoria is still quietly pulling companies in.

published August 25, 2011 by

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Should Google worry us as Telstra does?

Should Google worry us as Telstra does?

We've been so worried about Telstra's market domination in Australia recently, with internet service providers concerned that the behemoth's deal with the National Broadband Network Company might provide it with secret advantages. But what about the other dominant internet force, Google?

published August 17, 2011 by

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Only public info for foreign-owned vendors

Only public info for foreign-owned vendors

After Microsoft confirmed a couple of weeks ago that it would have to provide the US government with data hosted in Australia were it requested to do so under the Patriot Act, I decided to talk to the government about the Patriot Act and its cloud strategy.

published July 27, 2011 by

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Is global roaming a diplomatic no-go zone?

Is global roaming a diplomatic no-go zone?

Most of the time, we think pretty globally. We can pop off to Europe for a holiday or sell our products in the US or China. We love to think big, because the world's small. But with mobile roaming, the world seems much bigger than anyone guessed.

published July 17, 2011 by

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Power to the IT industry: when anger works

Power to the IT industry: when anger works

Although the Victorian Government's sudden decision to let snubbed companies back onto its eServices panel raises some serious questions about the government's procurement processes, in the end it became a positive story in terms of industry-government interaction.

published July 14, 2011 by

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