Stories by Adam Bender

Mobile, social disrupt financial sector

Mobile payments and social media are forcing banks to change business practices or die, financial officials and technology consultants said at a Sydney conference hosted by Asia-Pacific Banking + Finance.

Digital Dividend auction set for April 2013

The Digital Dividend auction for spectrum highly sought by Australian wireless carriers will occur in April 2013, said Senator Stephen Conroy, minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy. The auction will determine who gets Australia’s 700MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum after TV broadcasters shut off analog broadcasts at the end of 2014.

Digital Dividend announcement may be ‘imminent’

An announcement on timing of the Digital Dividend spectrum auction is expected early next week, said Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association CEO, Chris Althaus. The auction will reallocate Australia’s 700MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum.

Telstra trial detects 5.4 per cent botnet infection rate

Telstra has successfully trialed using DNS poisoning to prevent botnets on the BigPond network, Telstra principal domain expert, Barrie Hall, said at an [[artnid: 427605|Internet Industry Association event to review iCode]]. The company detected an alarming number of infections, he said.

IIA plans amendments to iCode by late September

The Internet industry seeks to update its voluntary cybersecurity best practices, iCode, to better reflect technological trends and also improve education and messaging to Internet users, industry officials said at an Internet Industry Association (IIA) event in Sydney.

NBN vs. the world: The American experience

A similar geographic challenge but different market structure made the National Broadband Network (NBN) approach unworkable for the U.S., say Australian and American policy makers.