Communications giant Motorola has officially launched its Innovation Centre in Melbourne’s east.

Showcasing new technology that will benefit local and international services and business, the centre’s launch was attended by State Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips.

The establishment of this facility is a vote of confidence in Victoria's vibrant information and communications technology (ICT) industry," Mr Rich-Phillips said.

International telecommunications hardware specialist has announced a $11 million expansion to its Dee Why fibre manufacturing facility in New South Wales.

The Victorian Government has called for industry feedback on its plan to overhaul information and communication technology procurement practices of government departments and agencies.

Westpac bank has announced the launch of a new pilot app for wireless payment systems in collaboration with MasterCard.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has released its Corporate Plan for 2012-15, outlining an expected $1.4 billion increase to its capital expenditure over that period. The plan also outlines a $3.2 billion overall increase over the life of the rollout of the network.

The Federal Government has awarded $27 million to 12 projects under the new NBN-Enabled Education and Skills Services Program, which aims to integrate the use of the National Broadband Network into schools to enhance education and training outcomes for students.

Flinders University has announced it will establish a teaching and research centre at South Australia’s new advanced manufacturing hub in Adelaide’s Tonsley Park.

Leighton subsidiary Visionstream has announced it has signed a contract with Telstra for the provision of national Wideband and Dedicated Digital Network (DDN) works, worth an estimated $120 million over the three year life of the deal.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a consultation paper son the draft section of 151DB points of interconnection (POI) to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The Federal Government has outlined a $5 million package to help 14 local government bodies take advantage of the National Broadband Network to provide better services to their communities.

The Victorian Government has officially opened the state’s new $150 million data centre in Derrimut, with State Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips saying it will stimulate widespread economic activity throughout the state.

 Dr David Williams, former Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Space Agency and Chairman of the European Space Agency, has been appointed as CSIRO Group Executive, Information Sciences.

The Federal Government has welcomed the appointment of Brad Orgill as a new director on the board of the National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) as well as the reappointments of Diane Smith-Gander and Siobhan McKenna.

A new $4 million terascale research supercomputer, funded under the Australian Government's Super Science Initiative, has been launched at The University of Western Australia.

Named Fornax, Latin for 'furnace', after a southern hemisphere constellation known as a birthplace for stars, the computer is the second of three supercomputers commissioned as part of the $80 million Pawsey Centre project, which is a participant in Australia and New Zealand's successful bid to co-host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.

Telstra has announced it will seek to significantly bolster its mobile and broadband telecommunications coverage with the construction of new network mobile base stations across the state’s North-West region.

Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA), one of eleven Industry Skills Councils authorized by the Australian Government to provide a voice on vocational education and training issues, is seeking to appoint new board directors.

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