» NSW expands digital driver's licence trial to the Eastern Beaches
20/08/18 03:28 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Although a state-wide rollout was originally slated for this year, the NSW government has announced a further trial of the digital driver's licence for a handful of beach-side addresses in November.

» Japan set to deploy English-speaking robots to schools: Report
20/08/18 03:04 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Japan's education ministry will deploy 500 English-speaking robots to the country's schools from next year, with the aim of improving students' English-speaking skills, according to NHK.

» ​CBA confirms NetBank and CommBank glitch after Visa suffers card issue
20/08/18 01:42 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
After confirming there is an issue impacting Visa credit cards on its terminals, the Commonwealth Bank has apologised to customers after some app payments were not working Monday morning.

» NBN should shift fixed-wireless areas to FttC: Aussie Broadband
20/08/18 01:27 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Around 12 percent of NBN's fixed-wireless network is experiencing 'unacceptable congestion', Aussie Broadband has said, calling for more funding to expand the fibre-based networks.

» ​AirTrunk raises AU$850m for Australian datacentre expansion
20/08/18 00:47 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
AirTrunk claims the two Australian facilities will be the largest independent datacentres in the Asia-Pacific region when completed at 90MW and 84MW, respectively.

» ​Fair Work Ombudsman hits Brisbane tech firm with AU$125k fine for unfair dismissal
20/08/18 00:16 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Macquarie Technology Group International has been ordered to pay up after failing to comply with an order to compensate an employee who had been unfairly dismissed.

» ​Business as usual for Coles after weekend IT 'glitch'
19/08/18 23:16 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The supermarket giant has apologised to customers after suffering 'minor IT problems' at some of its stores on Sunday.

» Senate committee considers EV boost to Australian health and mining
17/08/18 07:30 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
An inquiry in Canberra led by independent Senator Tim Storer has heard from health and mining organisations about the benefits that could result from greater uptake of electric vehicles in Australia.

» Australia appoints information and privacy commissioner
17/08/18 05:17 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Interim Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk has been appointed to the role for the next three years, the attorney-general has announced.

» Kogan Mobile 'approaching' 400k customers
17/08/18 02:49 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Kogan Mobile brought in AU$12 million in revenue during FY18, with the provider saying it is close to gaining 2 percent of the 19.7 million mobile phone users it says there are in Australia.

» Nokia deploys software-defined solutions across NBN FttC network
16/08/18 23:25 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Nokia has told ZDNet that it is providing its open-source cloud-based Altiplano software-defined access network solutions to NBN's fibre-to-the-curb network for better managing consumer experience.

» Optus hits back at Telstra 5G claims
16/08/18 06:13 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Optus has said its spectrum holdings and 'advanced planning' means it will launch services in January, with an update coming in September after a live showcase of 5G in April; however, it added that with no commercial 5G devices, 'no net...

» NSW Telco Authority seeks information on radio network expansion
16/08/18 05:33 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
A request for information is seeking 'innovative ideas' for the expansion of the NSW government's critical communications radio network.

» Australia passes 'revenge porn' legislation
16/08/18 05:10 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The non-consensual sharing of intimate images online will now be punishable by criminal penalties of up to seven years in prison and civil penalties of up to AU$525,000 for corporations and AU$105,000 for individuals.

» NBN doubles revenue for AU$2b in FY18, readies G.fast for FttC
16/08/18 03:34 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
NBN CEO Bill Morrow has revealed that NBN is close to enabling G.fast technology on its FttC network for gigabit speeds, with the company reporting EBITDA of negative AU$2 billion for the 2018 financial year.

» Turnbull opens Australian Cyber Security Centre HQ
16/08/18 02:45 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The federal government said the new headquarters of Australia's cybersecurity centre will be a central hub for cybersecurity information, advice, and assistance to all Australians.

» Westpac CIO Dave Curran to retire
16/08/18 01:22 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Westpac has announced that its chief information officer will retire from his position at the end of January 2019, to be replaced by Citi's Craig Bright.

» Telstra FY18 profit down by AU$345m ahead of nationwide 5G launch
16/08/18 01:19 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Telstra has announced a net profit of AU$3.5 billion on revenue of AU$26 billion and EBITDA of AU$10.1 billion for FY18, citing the 'enormous impact' of the NBN as well as increased mobile competition.

» NBN announces new fixed-wireless pricing
15/08/18 11:32 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
NBN's existing fixed-wireless users will be charged AU$45 for bundled 50/20Mbps services, while new users will pay AU$65 per month, with the new wholesale pricing coming in on August 20.

» Optus ends 'unlimited' ads court case with Telstra
15/08/18 07:28 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Optus has said the legal judgment in May 'vindicated' its decision to take Telstra to court over its 'unlimited' ad campaign.

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