Stories by Adam Bender

NBN builders say they haven't pulled plug

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.”

Vodafone 4G Arrives 2013, HSPA+ this September

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.

Australian ICT jobs market slow but steady: Peoplebank

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 shows the money in bid to overtake Telstra

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 signs $474 million contract with Human Services

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.

More tips to Green your data centre

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.

Gradual increase in IPv6 traffic seen in June

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.