Rackspace announced its first Australian data centre, a multi-million investment to be located in Erskine Park, West Sydney. At a press conference in Sydney, Rackspace officials said the announcement is a response to demand from Australian customers to keep data within national borders.
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Telstra has proposed cutting 651 jobs and closing two customer service centres in Lismore and Townsville.
Melbourne IT is busy securing servers after customer AAPT was breached by Anonymous, the company's CEO, Theo Hnarakis, said in a conference call about its first-half 2012 results.
2G wireless networks are likely to shut down in Australia and around the world before the end of the decade, according to telecom industry analysts.
Communications Alliance has updated industry guidelines for delivering video and digital services over the NBN and other fibre networks. Two of the revised guidelines relate to quality of service on IP networks and one is about wholesale telephony.
Australian wireless operators said they have no near-term plans to end 2G service as AT&T has announced in the US. However, Telstra said there would be a “smooth transition” if does decide to end 2G.
Seeking to save money and increase cybersecurity, the Queensland government plans to replace eight payroll systems with one outsourced system, said Information Minister Ros Bates.
The proposal is meant to prevent bad actors from registering. For example, a fraudster could set up a domain like redcross.charity to solicit donations.
Successful acquisitions drove iiNet success in fiscal-year 2012, analysts said after the broadband company [[artnid:433769|reported spikes in revenue and profits]].
Fujitsu is upgrading its Cloud services in Western Australia, adding a local Cloud platform node to the company’s Malaga data centre. The upgrade will be completed this November, it said.
Broadband provider iiNet expects mobile and the NBN to drive future profits, its executives said after reporting strong fiscal-year 2012 results.
The Senate today voted down a motion asking the government whether the US surveillance system TrapWire is being used in Australia. The measure by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam was rejected by voice vote on Wednesday.
Samsung and Apple increased their share of the mobile device market amid declines by Nokia, LG and Research in Motion, according to a Gartner report on global mobile sales in Q2 2012.
The Australian government said it will look at how to improve telecommunications for people with disabilities.
Politicians from the Labor and Coalition parties have each claimed that a NBN report commissioned by Victoria's Coalition proves their points on the NBN.