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The cable TV networks owned by Telstra and Optus will be getting an AU$400 million upgrade before being incorporated into Australia's National Broadband Network.
As Australia's PM ramps up his push for the passing of the government's mandatory data-retention Bill, AFP assistant commissioner Tim Morris has said that the agency cannot support the right to anonymity where it may lead to unlawful activity.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for the country's schools to introduce IT skills such as coding to students much earlier than they do now, suggesting that children as young as five or six should be introduced to coding.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has indicated that it is considering cancelling the 2016 census, while calling for more investment to replace the agency's ageing IT infrastructure.
Nine new suppliers including Dimension Data and iiNet have joined companies such as Microsoft and IBM on the Australian government's cloud services panel.
Film studios and ISPs have released a new draft code that is aimed at curbing the number of Australians who illicitly download TV shows, films, and music online.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has announced AU$18 million in funding to fight 'terrorist propaganda' on social media sites.
If mandatory data-retention legislation is truly vital for the safety and security of Australians, then why isn't the government taking the time to get it right?
iiNet has hinged much of its growth strategy on the rollout of the National Broadband Network, but CEO David Buckingham is pessimistic that the government will deliver on its promises of a faster rollout.
The firm seeking access to the details of alleged copyright infringers from iiNet and others has said that it is reluctant to wait to see whether the new industry code to crack down on copyright infringement would be a suitable alternative.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned of an 'explosion of unsolved crime' without the introduction of a two-year mandatory metadata-retention scheme.
Motorola Solutions has won another two-year extension on its decade-old contract for the operation of the Victorian government's dedicated police and ambulance network.
Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has accused Prime Minister Tony Abbott of 'politicising' data retention by calling for Labor to support the legislation's swift passage through parliament.
Western Australia's Department of Mines and Petroleum is revamping its online systems after claims that some companies have been using special software to 'scrape' data from the department's online system in order to gain an edge in claiming surrendered mining tenements.
NBN Co has revealed the basic steps the company took in assessing the quality of Telstra's copper and HFC networks before agreeing to a new deal to take ownership of the networks.
The CSIRO and National ICT Australia in conjunction with the New South Wales Government yesterday launched a new multimillion-dollar broadband research lab in Marsfield designed to develop applications for the National Broadband Network.
The University of Michigan has emerged as the victor from the finals of the Multi-Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC) held last week.
Fibre-optic backbone specialist Nextgen Networks has installed over 8000km of its own fibre across Australia, but its current role as prime contractor for the government's 6000km Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) has given it a high profile in the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, especially now that the provider has reached its halfway point.
We took a trip down to Ingleburn to Australia's largest media broadcast facility, MediaHub. ZDNet Australia had a chat with its chief, Andrew Hogg, and dived behind the lines to have a peek at its server-heavy backline.
An Australian team has recently demonstrated its robotics "wizardry" by advancing to the grand finals of an international land warfare robot competition to be held in South Australia in November.
Western Australia is the next stop for NBN Co and Nextgen Network's backhaul roll-out, as the companies continue their mission to eliminate broadband holes around Australia.
In the lead-up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's July date for switching on National Broadband Network (NBN) services in the first Tasmanian homes, ZDNet Australia has obtained some photographs of the roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.
iiNet today announced the "powering up" of its new Western Australian datacentre, with enough racks to make a butcher jealous.
Victorian Premier John Brumby today officially inaugurated Wipro's new South Melbourne offices.
On Wednesday, NBN Co and Nextgen Networks commenced the first leg of the government's backhaul roll-out, which will battle Australia's connectivity blackspots.
Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.
IBM has opened a new IT Services Centre located in The University of Ballarat's Technology Park, the centre is expected to create 300 jobs.
Sydney's first ever Media140 conference, held at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) studios, drew around 300 academics, journalists and media enthusiasts to discuss the benefits and risks that professionals face in using open social networks, such as Twitter.
The publicly-funded research body National ICT Australia (NICTA) held its annual showcase of technology yesterday. On show was technology ranging from bionic eyes to a mathematically-proven operating system kernel.
Last night digital economy stakeholders and enthusiasts turned up in droves to be at the launch of Conroy's future directions paper.
Following the internet blackout in Egypt over the last week, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning said that he didn't think the Australian Government had the power to pass a law to make internet service providers cut off the internet.
Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey yesterday said that the debate about foreign retailers not being forced to collect GST on some Australian purchases had been misconstrued as a battle between the internet and companies like his own Harvey Norman empire.
Telstra's wireless service is for Australian road warriors who don't mind paying big bucks for maximum mobility.According to the Telstra, its existing CDMA network covers about one-fifth of the Australian landmass and over 98 percent of the population.
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