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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

Govt broadband project attempts comeback

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is in the news once again with its bold--and perhaps naive--proposal for a government broadband network or GBN, a new version of the ill-fated national broadband network (NBN) project that rocked the previous Arroyo administration.According to DOST secretary Mario Montejo, the new broadband initiative, with an estimated cost of 800 million peso (US$18.

September 13, 2011 by

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

Could new public-private network lead to better climate science?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (which is getting a bit-time workout this winter) has joined forces with Earth Networks, the company that announced in January that it is creating a greenhouse gas emissions tracking network in collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Earth Networks, which used to be known as AWS Convergence Technologies, is the company behind the Weatherbug service.

February 1, 2011 by

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

Advances in TREKnology

In September of 1966, the NBC television network released an iconic but short lived series that would inspire generations of inventors to bring about changes in our daily lives in the use of technology that many of us take for granted but was once within the realms of strictly Science Fiction.The original series, based on a "Wagon train to the Stars" Western turned Sci-Fi adventure concept envisioned by Gene Roddenberry, Dorothy C.

May 8, 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 ZDNet.com.au'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, 2009

Demo Facebook app creates DoS botnet

Do you know what that innocent-looking Facebook app is really doing?Researchers at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) have created a proof-of-concept Facebook application capable of covertly herding users of the popular social network into a powerful -- and malicious -- botnet.

September 5, 2008 by

HP, Intel, Yahoo join NSF, schools for global cloud research

Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Yahoo will join universities and the National Science Foundation to launch a "global collaboration" into researching and experimenting with cloud computing, the companies announced Tuesday.The group will build a computing network comprised of six data centers on three continents in order to create a large-scale platform for testing cloud technology, including hardware and software.

July 29, 2008 by

Changing university education, one Nobel laureate at a time

Carl Weiman, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics is obviously in a position to give some serious thought to how we teach science at the university level. He has posted a couple of very interesting blogs on the topic, most recently writing about his vision for an instructionally ideal, yet financially realistic university in 2020.

July 28, 2008 by

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

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