Telstra will hand over ownership of its copper and hybrid fibre-coaxial networks to NBN Co for the multi-technology mix network under a new deal signed on Sunday.
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Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that NBN Co will soon release an audited historical cost per premises passed for the fibre-to-the-home network to show the actual cost of the network rollout up until the multi-technology mix switch.
The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.
Australian technology startup conference and community network SydStart could be looking at a rebrand and a regional expansion following its acquisition by Freelancer.com.
The Victorian government is dipping into its AU$12 million Technology Innovation Fund to back a program that is aimed at digitising courtroom paperwork and providing a mobile solution for case management and transparency.
Integrated technology provider Pacnet has deployed its network as a service at the NSW government's GovDC Silverwater datacentre.
SingTel-Optus chairman Paul O'Sullivan has called for the break-up of Telstra, warning that the telco's incumbent market position and ownership of the copper network is so vital to the government's mixed-technology NBN rollout that it will trample competition in the Australian market.
The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.
Cisco's Intercloud finally allows CIOs to focus more on management and less on technology.
Intigua believes that the movement towards software defined data centers, networks, storage and the increasing reliance on virtualization technology means that companies need new tools to manage their management products.
iBeacon is still an early stage technology, but Roam is pumping smarts into it with new firmware, a management console and a software development kit.
VMware said that its network of 75,000 partners will sell AirWatch's enterprise mobility management (EMM) software as a service.
By merging Tail-f's network service orchestration tools with Cisco's cloud and virtualization portfolio, the plan is automate (and hopefully simplify) provisioning and management for physical and virtual networks.
FrontRange believes that IT service management processes and technology can and should be used outside of IT. Success, however, requires enterprises to automate good habits not bad.
While the Internet of Things is clearly a security disaster waiting to happen, it could also be a massive opportunity for network management firms in the SMB sector.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has commenced a review into the government's spectrum management policy for mobile technology use.
Motorola Solutions has been tapped by QGC to provide communications services to its liquefied natural gas project in southern Queensland.
Vishal Sikka, the front man for SAP's technology and development efforts, has stepped down for personal reasons. SAP moved to build its management bench.
TasICT has labelled the NBN deployment in Tasmania as a shambles, and said in a submission to the NBN senate committee that argument over which technology is used to rollout the NBN is now less relevant than the need to get customers onto the network.
Despite years of slamming Labor for the same sin, the government's decision to proceed with a multi-technology mix version of the National Broadband Network without a cost-benefit analysis into the project being completed will allow NBN Co to get on with the job, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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