New Zealand has upped its total investment in its ultra-fast broadband and rural broadband project to NZ$2 billion.
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Australian government agencies have been asked to contribute almost half of the funding for improved digital services.
In a tight government fiscal environment where emergency agencies are reluctant to build out their own networks, Motorola Solutions is looking to win customers over with a full managed services offering.
Australia's opposition party has proposed formally adopting a two-stage rollout of the National Broadband Network with fibre to the premises returning should Labor be elected to federal government.
Remote communities in Australia's Northern Territory are set to get better telecommunications coverage, with the territory's 2015-16 Budget devoting AU$9 million over three years to improve mobile and broadband services in partnership with Telstra.
Optus is working to expand its cloud services capability, becoming a partner of Microsoft's Cloud OS Network in a bid to offer its enterprise and government customers Microsoft Azure-enabled products and services.
Australian Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has announced that the government has approved funding to overhaul the welfare payments system known as ISIS.
Motorola Solutions Australia has inked a AU$175 million seven-year deal with the South Australian government for the upgrade and management of its emergency services wireless network.
The New Zealand government-funded Rural Broadband Initiative faces a technical audit to ensure that performance levels contracted with Vodafone are being met.
As the Australian government begins to dip its toes into cloud services, hybrid cloud offers a good balance, according to Cisco's ANZ head Ken Boal.
The Spanish broadband and phone provider is facing stiff competition thanks to the arrival of streaming services and a period of consolidation in the country.
Australia's two largest telecommunications providers are now claiming membership to the government's cloud services panel, with Telstra joining Optus on the list this week.
Other cloud giants with FedRAMP status handed down by other U.S. Government departments include Microsoft Office 365 and Amazon Web Services.
The Australian government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis into a dedicated national mobile broadband network for emergency services.
The UK's Rural Payments Agency has stopped trying to make farmers use its new online service and gone back to paper forms. It's the RPA's second IT debacle, and its failure might have been predicted.
Sonny Hashmi leaves the General Services Administration to join the cloud storage company as its new managing director for government.
'With the NBN, the first thing we threw out was ideology, lies, and spin': Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has argued that the Australian government should engage with the public in the same way he has around the National Broadband Network.
The government has laid down €6bn to give Italy better broadband, and it's hoping local telcos will do the same.
Cloud services provider Bulletproof and Hitachi Data Systems Australia are in the latest list of companies to be added to the Australian Department of Finance's whole-of-government cloud services panel.
iiNet has hinged much of its growth strategy on the rollout of the National Broadband Network, but CEO David Buckingham is pessimistic that the government will deliver on its promises of a faster rollout.
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