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Health devices that track a person's every movement will likely be left out of the Australian government's proposed mandatory data-retention regime.
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.
Telstra has released a statement confirming that it is in discussions with Pacnet about a potential acquisition of the company.
Telstra will provide the machine-to-machine mobile connectivity for Tesla Motors' Model S electric car in Australia under a new deal signed by the two companies.
Mobile services complaints decreased by 8.1 percent during July to September 2014, driving down the number of complaints that the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman received during the quarter.
Triple Zero will soon be able to automatically obtain the location of mobile callers using tower information shared by Australia's three mobile network operators.
Australia's largest mobile provider Telstra has been fined AU$102,000 by the competition watchdog for not prominently detailing the full cost of a new iPhone 6 plan.
Citycom will be delivering its Citycom Assure platform through Optus to help financial institutions monitor real-time communications to comply with regulations.
Vodafone Australia is offering to waive its AU$5 per day surcharge on global roaming to its high-value customers, as Telstra offers new 'Travel Pass' options for roaming in different global regions.
NBN Co could potentially pay Telstra to maintain the copper network that Telstra has now sold to NBN Co.
Legislation that will allow rights holders to get piracy websites blocked by Australian internet service providers will hit the parliament in the first half of 2015.
Softbank will utilize Predix to develop and deliver custom apps for industries such as shipping and manufacturing that will tentatively become available in early 2015.
Could LizardSquad be at work again?
Under the Australian government's reform of telecommunications regulations, developers and owners of new housing developments will be charged a capped price to connect to the NBN.
With new chiefs steering Europe's digital destiny, can the vision for a single telecoms market survive?
After a changing of the guard at the top of the European Commission, Europe is once again turning up the heat on its plan to have a digital single market across the continent.
This week saw the opening of the biggest datacentre in Europe – a new facility in the Portuguese city of Covilhã. ZDNet went for a look around.
Telstra's 4G upgrades are occurring in the unlikeliest of places. Even retirement homes.
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.
The hardware is fantastic, but it's really the software that sets the Galaxy Note II apart from the pack. Check out screenshots of the device that help distinguish it as the best Android smartphone available.
4G is finally here, but how good is it? And does it vary depending on where exactly you are? I took to the London Underground to map out some average download and upload speeds around London, to see how EE's 4G fares.
Telstra has rolled out Alcatel-Lucent small-cell technology at Flemington Racecourse to provide up to 80 percent extra capacity for VIP punters attending Derby Day, Oaks Day, and the Melbourne Cup.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II appeared on T-Mobile shelves yesterday so I made the trip to the store after selling off my Galaxy S III and am now a very happy owner of one of the greatest data focused devices ever.
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.
While the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III dominate across carriers, there are solid choices on each carrier from other manufacturers too so don't forget about them.
EE is poised to unleash 4G LTE services on the UK. ZDNet got hands-on with the network to find out just how fast the first UK-wide 4G network really is.
There are still a few people who enjoy using devices with hardware QWERTY keyboards and Samsung is filling in this niche on T-Mobile with the Galaxy S Relay 4G.
Want to get noticed when you are out and about? Here are some wearable LED items of clothing to brighten up your day
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.
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.
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.
case study Adopting mobile videoconferencing has helped raise productivity and collaboration for Mydin Mohamed Holdings, which runs retail chain in Malaysia.
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.
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."
NetComm Turbo 7 Series Wireless Gateway provides an easy set-up, good coverage and modest speed. While this system gives you the advantage of portable wireless gateway, wireless services are less reliable and cannot match ADSL2 speeds.
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.
An impressive set-up well worth the consideration for any small office looking to bring their telephony systems into the 21st century.
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.
The Sagem SG343i is an affordable Telstra i-mode solution that offers a basic yet adequate feature set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As long as you're a metropolitan broadband user, Telstra BigPond Wireless Broadband delivers well, but it can't be said to be an inexpensive broadband option.
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.
A top-shelf 3G offering with a focus on multimedia, the Z800i is a real crowd-pleaser despite its bulk factor.
An 802.11g wireless router with an integrated ADSL modem suitable for multiple PC homes and small offices.
This all-in-one solution from Belkin incorporates an ADSL modem, 4-port router and an 802.11g wireless access point suitable for a multi-PC home or SOHO user.
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.
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