Optus will begin tests of the 4G network in the 700MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum bands in Sydney soon using yet-to-be-released handsets from HTC and Samsung.
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SmartFoundry, an application programming interface platform, will allow software developers to leverage the telco's voice calling and SMS capabilities to make it easier to create apps and services. Other network functions to come next.
Optus has revealed for the first time that it has sold over 785,000 4G handsets since launching the network last year.
Users who have switched from 3G to long-term evolution handsets and network are satisfied with the speed of connection, but complain that coverage is still lacking.
Pioneers of Digital offers practical advice about social networking, digital media, advertising and marketing based on interviews with interesting figures such as Jaron Lanier, Danny Sullivan, Martha Lane Fox and even Stephen Fry
Microsoft is rebranding its search marketplace as the 'Yahoo Bing Network' and its online advertising offering as Microsoft AdCenter as 'Bing Ads.'
Security researchers from AegisLab have stumbled upon a bogus Google Search themed web site, offering downloads of multiple files in exchange for a SMS sent to a premium rate number.
Long-term evolution (LTE) subscribers in country up due to available handsets and nationwide network access, with figure expected to double by end-2012, says report.
More people in Southeast Asia turning to mobile for property-related online searches, which is why it is vital for real estate agencies to develop a mobile strategy to address this trend, market players urge.
Incorporating social technologies help improve data discoverability and collaboration within enterprises, says one analyst, but another says effectiveness in converting search to sales still unclear.
TalkTalk will branch out into the mobile contract business and plans to increase its core network capacity by more than 100 times as part of its plans to stem revenue loss
It's a busy time for enterprise social network provider Yammer, which is delving deeper into search and CRM solutions.
Google has revealed further details of its augmented reality glasses, which pull in information about the wearer's world and sync with Google services.The Project Glass technology will be designed to let wearers see calendar, maps, search and most features of the Google+ social network while carrying out day-to-day activities, Google has confirmed.
Although Facebook accounts for one in every six page views in Australia and decimates its social-media rivals in terms of total visits, Australians appear to be getting bored of it, spending less time on the site over the past year and paving the way for sites like Tumblr and Google+ to fill in the gaps, according to research from Experian Hitwise.
Chinese search giant says mobile channel increasingly important, with plans to monetize mobile search traffic and expand its Baidu Yi mobile OS to more devices.
Google has started showing links to "People and Pages on Google+" with search results, favouring results from its own social network while ignoring more relevant links from rival social networks. This is not only bad for users, it could be even worse for Google.
Lack of specific use case and low user education efforts mean personal voice assistants unlikely to gain widespread use anytime soon, observers say.
The flap over Google playing up Google+ in its search results continues. Now, Harvard professor and security expert Ben Edelman has weighed in on the debate. His argument: by embedding Google+ into search, Google is essentially prodding people to join its social network out of SEO fear.
The company has turned on a drastic redesign of the Google search service, skewing results in favour of Google+ content
Content aggregators not new, but increasing mobile device ownership, especially tablets, spurring demand for apps with similar functionality, which analysts say won't be short-lived.
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