Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several Australian publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald online. He's interested primarily in how information technology impacts the way business and people communicate, trade, and consume.

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Mike Quigley wants three Kaisers

Mike Quigley wants three Kaisers

During a tense Senate hearing in Canberra Senator Ian McDonald questioned why NBN Co needed government relations officer Mike Kaiser when NBN Co was the government.

April 15, 2010 by

No tenders yet for first NBN sites

No tenders yet for first NBN sites

The five National Broadband Network first release sites are due to commence construction by July; however, in a sign of the complexities that lay ahead, NBN Co is still determining how it should issue tenders for the project.

April 12, 2010 by

The NBN vendor vortex

The NBN vendor vortex

Almost every telecommunications network equipment supplier for the National Broadband Network, from the Far East to the Scandinavian Mountains, has been or alleged to have been connected with spying, fraud or plain-vanilla bribery.

April 8, 2010 by

Howard govt telco review endorses NBN

Howard govt telco review endorses NBN

While Optus and Telstra have slammed Australia's proposed NBN legislation, fearing it could allow NBN Co to sell retail services, an independent review set up by the Howard Government this week gave a thumbs up to the National Broadband Network for regional Australia.

April 7, 2010 by

NBN Co picks cream for $23m IT deal

NBN Co picks cream for $23m IT deal

As first reported on ZDNet.com.au, NBN Co has selected Oracle as its lead software provider, adding IBM for infrastructure hosting and Accenture for implementation and support.

March 31, 2010 by

Libs: Conroy on NBN-hater witch hunt

Libs: Conroy on NBN-hater witch hunt

Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy has hit back at Liberal communications spokesperson Tony Smith who yesterday claimed Conroy would "burn at the stake" anyone who doubted the National Broadband Network (NBN).

March 30, 2010 by

CBA director appointed NBN chair

CBA director appointed NBN chair

The Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has hand-picked NBN Co's new chairman, Commonwealth Bank of Australia director Harrison Young, who has also been top dog at Morgan Stanley's Asian arm.

March 23, 2010 by

NSW DET pitches fibre to NBN Co

NSW DET pitches fibre to NBN Co

The Department of Education and Training's chief information officer Stephen Wilson said he wants the department's 4500 kilometres of fibre to become part of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

March 16, 2010 by

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