Stories by Byron Kaye

$2 million data centre for Sydney

After 18 months of government negotiation, Sydney has been selected to host a global support centre for data network service provider Equant.

Bank auction site lacks support

A new online auction site that sets up banks to bid for customers has gone live without support from two of the four major banks.

Comet soars on first day of trading

Shares in local telecommunications company Comet closed at 76 cents after its first day of trading on the ASX, just under double its issue price.

Wireless comms slow off the mark

Initial wireless communication services will operate at one-third the speed of regular internet access speeds and downloading graphics to a handset will be both timely and costly.

Alston to rebuild silicon bridge

The federal IT minister will this week attempt to explain the implications of the government's tax reform to foreign investors.

TNZ moves closer to AAPT

Telecom New Zealand is one step closer to its goal of taking over AAPT with its purchase of Cable & Wireless Optus' 10.6 per cent stake in the telco.