The arrival of Amazon Web Services in Sydney is due to make a deep impact on the Australian market, predicted THINK Education IT director, Andy Donaldson. Amazon announced the opening of its first Australian data centre earlier this month.
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Transfield and Silcar denied a report that they had pulled out of the next round of NBN construction deals. <I>The Australian Financial Review</I> reported Wednesday that Silcar and Transfield had decided against participating due to “delays caused by poor planning.”
Australians are receiving better prices than Americans on mobile phones, according to a study by WhistleOut. The comparison website analysed plan prices for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Australia, the US, UK and New Zealand.
Vodafone has targeted the end of the year to complete rollout of its new mobile network supporting HSPA+ and 4G LTE. The carrier said the $1 billion, 2-year investment would result in better mobile coverage, increased data speeds and better network reliability.
Data outages plagued the Vodafone mobile network Tuesday morning.
An accelerating network obsolescence cycle is leaving many Australian businesses in the dust, according to a new report by Dimension Data, a provider of networking services.
Hiring for information and communications technology jobs across Australia is steady but employers are showing caution, said Peoplebank as the major ICT recruiter announced the results of its quarterly salary index for June 2012.
Optus plans to spend $2 billion over the next two years on 4G services in an effort to take on Telstra. A SingTel official revealed the plan in an interview with <I>The Australian Financial Review</I>.
Telstra has won a five-year, $474 million contract from the Department of Human Services to build and manage a unified communications network, according to the telco. The network will connect all of the Department and its master programs, it said.
In a Telstra-dominated wireless market, competitors may see the upcoming 700 MHz auction as an opportunity to win customers from the telecom giant, analysts said.
Enterprise and government customers will have access to SAP’s products onthe cloud through an alliance signed by Telstra and SAP. Accenture will help deliver the products.
With energy consumption by IT growing, CIOs should take steps to green their data centres, according to Schneider Electric. The Australian carbon tax, effective July 1, puts additional pressure on businesses to increase efficiency.
IPv6 traffic didn’t spike on World IPv6 Day, but did see a gradual and significant increase starting two weeks before the actual day, 6 June, according to Arbor Networks. Internet Protocol version 6 traffic grew from 0.06 per cent to 0.15 per cent in that period, it said.
SingTel and Optus will provide funding and other support for startups in Sydney and Melbourne, under an Australian seed program.
Calls on the Telstra network quadrupled after a 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook Victoria, according to the telco.