Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several Australian publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald online. He's interested primarily in how information technology impacts the way business and people communicate, trade, and consume.

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Telstra calls for Telstra-funded telco judge

Telstra calls for Telstra-funded telco judge

Telstra has called for an independent telecommunications adjudicator with the power to make binding price and access decisions, but also wants an independent evaluation of its copper network settled before regulatory reform proceeds.

June 11, 2009 by in NBN

Outlook uncertain, says Nortel's Stevens

Outlook uncertain, says Nortel's Stevens

Nortel's outgoing Australia and New Zealand chief today said he thought the company's Asia-Pacific operations were in good stead to weather the economic storm ahead, but he wasn't prepared to guess how rough it would be.

January 29, 2009 by in NBN

Telstra CEO: Hands off my backhaul

Telstra CEO: Hands off my backhaul

Facing a possible ban on bidding for 4G wireless spectrum, Telstra chief David Thodey today warned the government to steer clear of its backhaul networks — its last front for infrastructure competition.

October 27, 2009 by in NBN

Conroy wins battle for Telco Bill debate

Conroy wins battle for Telco Bill debate

Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy has won the support of the Greens, independent Nick Xenophon and Family First's Steven Fielding to have the government's telecommunications reform legislation debated before the end of the year.

October 28, 2009 by in NBN

Libs: Conroy on NBN-hater witch hunt

Libs: Conroy on NBN-hater witch hunt

Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy has hit back at Liberal communications spokesperson Tony Smith who yesterday claimed Conroy would "burn at the stake" anyone who doubted the National Broadband Network (NBN).

March 30, 2010 by in NBN

NBN Co picks cream for $23m IT deal

NBN Co picks cream for $23m IT deal

As first reported on ZDNet.com.au, NBN Co has selected Oracle as its lead software provider, adding IBM for infrastructure hosting and Accenture for implementation and support.

March 31, 2010 by in NBN

NBN plan too 'risky' for investors

NBN plan too 'risky' for investors

A telecommunications analyst from investment advisory service, BBY, has labelled the government's $43 billion NBN plan "as risky as it gets" and said it will fail to attract investors in the current information vacuum.

September 8, 2009 by in NBN

Quigley details NBN Co's plan

Quigley details NBN Co's plan

Mike Quigley, NBN Co's chief executive, has outlined his six-month plan for the wholesale telco, covering tenders, headquarters, pricing and its likely headcount of 1000 staff.

September 14, 2009 by in NBN