Microsoft is hooking up with India's national ID system to deliver services from Skype and LinkedIn.
Australia's 3G and 4G mobile networks have an overall speed of 26.25Mbps, ranking it fifth globally after South Korea, Norway, Hungary, and Singapore, according to OpenSignal.
Vocus has recorded a half-year net profit of AU$47.2 million on revenue of AU$888.2 million thanks to its M2 and Nextgen acquisitions, and has signed a 15-year AU$20 million deal with Superloop for national and international capacity.
More than half of business leaders surveyed for the global Internet of Things Business Index 2017 said progress has not happened as quickly as expected.
Sales of virtual reality headsets in Australia reached 216,000 units in 2016, with Telsyte reporting gamers are leading the adoption of the immersive technology.
New Zealand's High Court has ruled in favour of Spark, 2degrees, and InternetNZ, prohibiting Sky TV and Vodafone NZ from putting their merger into effect until more than three days after the regulator's decision.