A new mobile plan by Internode provides 150GB for social networking. The data bucket includes Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay and Foursquare, it said.
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Optus CEO, Paul O’Sullivan, has urged regulators to promote a “level playing field” in mobile, the NBN and other areas.
Analysts predicted little change to mobile market rankings after Optus reported negative Q1 results. However, its position as the number two telco may not be a problem for Optus, according to analysts.
NBN deployment is too sluggish for Victoria’s Coalition Government, according to Technology Minister, Gordon Rich-Phillips.
The Victorian Coalition government sought industry feedback on a plan to overhaul ICT procurement by government departments and agencies. The state government plans to move to an eServices register by July 2013.
Telstra’s customer service and LTE strategies helped the top telco add 1.6 million mobile customers in fiscal-year 2012, analysts said after Telstra reported earnings results.
More than 85 per cent of upcoming applications will be built for the Cloud, but relatively few are optimised for performance, elasticity, resiliency and security, according to HP vice president and IT management evangelist, Paul Muller.
Telstra increased its telco dominance in Australia, adding 1.6 million mobile customers in fiscal-year 2012 while increasing revenue and net profits, the telco said.
More support by the government for real-world experience in ICT education would produce better and more hirable graduates, said Australian Computer Society Foundation (ACSF) executive director, John Ridge.
Westpac Bank and MasterCard are testing an app to make contactless payments using an Android mobile device.
Increasing Internet congestion, the proliferation mobile devices and heightened security risks are today’s biggest challenges to delivering Web content, according to Akamai Technologies co-founder Tom Leighton.
Telstra will pay Visionstream $120 million over three years to build and maintain its national Wideband and Dedicated Digital Network (DDN), under a contract renewal signed by the companies.
The Parliamentary committee investigating IT pricing will increase pressure on major IT vendors as public hearings continue, said MP Ed Husic.
Vodafone said Telstra has failed to pass on to customers savings received from cost reductions for calls from fixed lines to mobile phones.
Medical technology company Stryker has seen high performance and minimal downtime since selecting a virtualised product from Citrix to speed distribution of updates for its JD Edwards (JDE) ERP platform, according to Stryker associate director of Global IT infrastructure, Adam Levin.