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  • Australian Crime Commission to overhaul network

    The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) will overhaul its voice and networking infrastructure, flagging that it will simplify and consolidate its fixed-line voice telephony contractual arrangements and deploy a higher capacity secondary data network.

  • Defence to roll out computer cluster

    Defence continues its IT overhaul with the announcement that it will deploy a new multi-node computer cluster and outsource its help desk service for the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO).

  • Google, Microsoft, Netflix in talks to create shared list of IPv6 users

    Leading Web content providers -- including Google, Yahoo, Netflix and Microsoft -- are conducting early-stage conversations about creating a shared list of customers who can access their Web sites via IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

  • Finance Department announces networking panel

    The Department of Finance and Deregulation will establish a panel of suppliers for the provision of Internet-based network connections as part of its move to establish new whole-of-government arrangements for the procurement of a range of telecommunications and related products and services.

  • Australian telco market ripe for new consumer entrants: AAPT

    The Australian market is ripe for an influx of non-traditional providers of consumer telco services, according to AAPT. Chief operating officer, David Yuile, said the local market was likely to see a UK-style evolution in which formerly non-traditional players, such as grocery retailer [[xref:|Tesco|TescoTalk]], entered the market with their own consumer telephony services.

  • ATUG awards telecommunications excellence

    Blink Mobile Technology’s myAnswers service picked up the Award for Innovation at the 2010 Australian Telecommunications User Group (ATUG) Awards. The awards were presented by communications minister, Stephen Conroy, at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney. Blink Mobile Technologies received recognition for innovation for its myAnswers service, which is built on a ‘Service as a Provider’ business model and is designed to help businesses build mobile phone applications that service and deploy information to customers.

  • Is Skype's challenge to telcos dwindling?

    Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecommunication carriers have shrugged off any notion that free Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services such as Skype are threatening their businesses.