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Vocus takes remainder of Amcom

Vocus takes remainder of Amcom

Vocus Communications has acquired the remainder of Amcom Telecommunications in a deal that is likely to see the two former rivals become a combined entity worth more than AU$1 billion.

published December 16, 2014 by

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M2M no longer a pipe dream

M2M no longer a pipe dream

Innovations in mobile tech has opened new opportunities in the machine-to-machine industry, with providers offering SIM and fleet management services to smart meters and CCTVs.

published January 4, 2013 by

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Round-up: EE's 4G phones and prices

Round-up: EE's 4G phones and prices

T-Mobile and Orange's parent EE has now revealed tariffs for its 4G network in the UK. Here's a look at the operator's line-up of 4G phones, how they compare and what it will cost you to get one.

published October 24, 2012 by

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Samsung Galaxy S III: Summer blockbuster defined by superstar software (image gallery)

Samsung Galaxy S III: Summer blockbuster defined by superstar software (image gallery)

I awarded the Galaxy S III my top spot for hot smartphones of the summer and after using it for the last two weeks I can confirm that it is definitely the phone to beat in the heat. You can enjoy some hands-on photos of the Galaxy S III and several screenshots of the software that sets it apart. Make sure to check out my full ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones review for plenty more details.

published July 6, 2012 by

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Hands-on with the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE

Hands-on with the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE

Sprint rolled out the new HTC EVO 4G LTE, after delays caused by an Apple lawsuit, and it is a fine device for the Sprint network. Without LTE in place though, the data speeds are tough to swallow when you have LTE devices on other networks.

published June 18, 2012 by

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Vocus lays cross-harbour fibre: photos

Vocus lays cross-harbour fibre: photos

Telecommunications and datacentre company Vocus laid 1.5 kilometres worth of armoured fibre cable across Sydney Harbour today, in an effort to lower latency for communications between the Australian Stock Exchange's liquidity centre and Sydney's financial district.

published June 13, 2012 by

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ARTC digital track project chugs ahead

The Australian Rail Track Association (ARTC) is set to finish the proof-of-concept phase and sign off on the business case for an ambitious project to digitise Australia's train-signal network using Telstra's Next G network as its transmission backbone.

published March 6, 2012 by

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Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about why users should buy a Windows phone rather than an Android device: "You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone and you do to use and Android phone."

published October 19, 2011 by

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Content owners don't back AFACT: iiNet

Content providers are stepping away from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT)'s pursuit of ISPs over copyright infringement, and are open to iiNet's piracy mediator model, according to iiNet's chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby.

published June 2, 2011 by

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i-mate Ultimate 9502

i-mate Ultimate 9502

The i-mate Ultimate 9502 is the larger sibling of the i-mate 8502, and shares the honour of being Australia's first HSUPA phone. While we believe this phone is in the same league as a BlackBerry or the iPhone, be wary of Telstra's promised internet speeds.

published April 6, 2008 by

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3 NetConnect HSDPA ExpressCard

3 NetConnect HSDPA ExpressCard

3's new mobile broadband card is almost a no-brainer: It sprints along on 3's current 3G network and will kick into overdrive following the 3.6Mbps HSDPA network overhaul, slips into notebook ExpessCard and PC Card slots and to top it off, has exceptional pricing plans.

published November 23, 2006 by

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Sagem SG343i

Sagem SG343i

The Sagem SG343i is an affordable Telstra i-mode solution that offers a basic yet adequate feature set.

published May 7, 2006 by

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iBurst Wireless Card

iBurst Wireless Card

iBurst is a superb wireless broadband solution that's highly useful for the mobile business user, but users who don't require portability will likely find its price to be a deal breaker.

published April 9, 2006 by

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Unwired Wireless Card

Unwired Wireless Card

While the speed and pricing plans make it appealing for those who aren't deskbound, Unwired's Wireless Card is cruelled by the lack of true mobility and the Sydney-only coverage, which itself is undeniably patchy.

published January 2, 2006 by

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Vodafone Mobile Connect

Vodafone Mobile Connect

Aggressive pricing, a slice of speed-boosting tech and a tempting 'unlimited' downloads plan puts Vodafone in pole position in the race for 3G datacard customers.

published December 18, 2005 by

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NEC N600i

NEC N600i

NEC's N600i is a 3G clamshell with a 1.3-megapixel camera that supports a wireless Internet service called i-mode to access to sites such as eBay, Whereis and Citibank from your phone.

published October 26, 2005 by

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Motorola A1000

Motorola A1000

For business users needing to keep in touch with the office on the road, the A1000 is a viable option. Others may find that life is too short to wait for applications to load.

published September 25, 2005 by

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Billion myGuard 7500GL

Billion myGuard 7500GL

Billion's myGuard 7500GL is an excellent wireless ADSL router for SOHO users. Its security features include QoS control, VPN access, a firewall and Trend Micro services.

published March 28, 2005 by

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