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China proposes two-year MVNO trial

Chinese government wants public feedback on its draft proposal for mobile virtual network operator trials, aimed at increasing competition in the market dominated by three telcos.

January 8, 2013 by

NBN battery backup may be opt-out

After resoundingly negative feedback, the government may consider letting National Broadband Network (NBN) customers opt-out of the mandatory battery backup for the network termination unit (NTU), a parliamentary committee on the NBN has heard today.

October 12, 2011

Vodafone's 'painful lesson' in social media

Vodafone Hutchison Australia CEO Nigel Dews has admitted that the company could have handled social media feedback much better in the early stages of the company's highly publicised network issues late last year.

March 10, 2011

Nortel scores in Optus' ATO deal

Optus yesterday revealed Canadian vendor Nortel, among others, would be a major winner under the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) network and telephony upgrade that has been scheduled as part of its managed services deal with the telco.

June 16, 2009 by

No NBN winner: Govt goes FTTH alone

The Federal Government has terminated the National Broadband Network tender process with no winner, instead flagging plans to invest billions in building its own fibre-to-the-home network to 90 per cent of Australians over the next eight years.

April 6, 2009 by

NBN announcement: Live Twitter feed

The Federal Government has terminated the NBN tender process with no winner, instead flagging plans to investbillions in building its own fibre network over the next eight years. Stay up to date on proceedings with's Twitter feed.

April 6, 2009

NBN super Tuesday: It's on today

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is expected to announce the winner of the government's $4.7 billion National Broadband Network contract early this morning at 8:15AM at a Canberra press conference with Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Treasurer Wayne Swan.

April 6, 2009 by

Verizon makes a big mistake, picks Microsoft

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft were competing for a mobile search deal that would give the winner some good exposure through the Verizon network. Unfortunately for Verizon, they didn't choose Google -- something that would have given users a level of comfort, and a better user experience out of the box.

January 7, 2009 by

Most effective product placements in 2008

RankBrandAd DescriptionProgram (Network)Index1CVS PharmacyCompany pays bills and provides supplies to familiesExtreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC, 3/16 - 11/9/08)2992TRESemmeCompany provides prize to winner; sponsor of hair salonProject Runway (Bravo, 1/2 - 10/20/08)2563El Pollo LocoJeff and team eat lunch from fast-food restaurantFlipping Out (Bravo, 6/24 - 8/12/08)2544Bluefly.comWinner can sell line through online retailer; sponsor of accessories wallProject [...]

December 28, 2008

Verizon wins Homeland Security contract

Verizon picked up a huge contract from the Department of Homeland Security: a $670 million deal to provide IP and security services over 10 years, Reuters reports.Verizon was the primary winner of the 10-year, $20 billion contract to provide a full range of telecommunications and related network services to the federal government.

May 15, 2008 by

MobileTechRoundup show #132, AT&T/iPhone rumors, new REDFLY, Advantage, Kindle and more

T-Mobile is finally starting to rollout their 3G network and there was much rejoicing to start off MobileTechRoundup show #132. We also kicked around the rumor that AT&T may subsidize the next 3G iPhone and last week they were offering WiFi access for iPhone owners. However, that pipe may have been closed now. I just purchased a Celio REDFLY and it actually just arrived yesterday so look for some more feedback on my blog. The HTC Advantage 7510 updated model is coming out soon and James is quite excited. We also talked about the Kindle and Kevin has actually been using James' for a bit and offers some thoughts. Kevin and James are also a part of the amazing HP 31 Days of the Dragon contest so make sure to enter as often as you can to win this sweet setup worth over US$5,000.

May 4, 2008 by

Small business server appliances

If your business can't support a large, dedicated IT department, you need a straightforward appliance that delivers a range of network services. We review five and choose a clear winner.

October 12, 2004 by

Network Attached Storage

Need to add storage capacity to your network quickly and easily? You need an NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. We review three leading contenders and pick a winner.

May 7, 2003 by

Survivor Web traffic doubles

You wouldn't think that rat-eating islanders would be the key to convergence, but CBS's Survivor site is proving the power of the TV-Web combination. Traffic to CBS's "Survivor" site more than doubled from Tuesday to Wednesday -- the night the network series revealed its $1 million winner, according to a Nielsen/NetRatings survey.

August 23, 2000 by

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