The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a discussion paper inviting comment on draft documents relating to Telstra's establishment of an Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator (ITA).

"The confidence of Telstra's wholesale customers in the ITA will be important to ensure the success of Telstra's interim equivalence and transparency commitments and its obligations under the migration plan," ACCC chairman Rod Sims said.

The Victorian Government has hit out at the recently announced 3-year rollout plan of the National Broadband Network (NBN), saying that the state has been duded.

The Federal Government has passed the universal service reform legislation through the Senate, which the Government hopes will ensure the ongoing delivery of key telecommunication consumer safeguards during and after the rollout of the NBN.

Telstra has announced that its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud has met all requirements to receive accreditation from Cisco as part of their World Wide Cloud Partner Program.

Telstra has announced Australia’s first 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi service after it showcased the battery-powered Telstra Mobile Wi-Fi 4G and the Bigpond Mobile Wi-Fi 4G.

The Australia Japan Cable company has announced it has selected Ciena to conduct its 40G upgrade that will add a further 560 Gbps of capacity to its 12,700km network between Australia, Guam and Japan.

Global consultancy firm Analysis Mason has released the findings of its report into the National Broadband Network, praising the $36 billion project for anticipating an expected massive spike in data demand in the coming decades.

The Victorian Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips Government has launched the government’s new $11 million Digital Futures Fund.

Interactive, a systems availability provider, plans to build a new IT facility alongside its existing high-tech facility in Port Melbourne.


Interactive provides products and services for cloud computing, data centre operations, disaster recovery and hardware maintenance as well as managed services to more than 1,900 businesses, including BMW Australia Ltd, Austar, Bluestone, Lonely Planet and Flight Centre.


Interactive managing director Chris Ride said the new facility would enable Interactive to expand on its world-class cloud service delivery to local and multi-national organisations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, while sustaining employment for Victorians in the technology industry.


"With significant growth in recent years, this new high technology facility will allow Interactive to provide the highest quality availability services to local businesses at competitive prices," Mr Ride said.


Interactive currently has more than 350 employees Australia-wide.

Research conducted by the University of Sydney’s Business School has found that executives are increasingly relying on a multitude of smart technology to assist them in their daily work.

 Victorian company Geomatic Technologies (GT) has secured a contract with NBN Co to deliver a defect-management solution as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Optus’ parent company SingTel has announced a ‘bold organisation’ restructuring in an attempt to capture emerging opportunities.

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released its long anticipated Content Regulation and Convergent Media report into content censorship in Australia.

The Report of the Independent Media Inquiry has recommended the establishment of a statutory News Media Council that would set journalistic standards and handle complaints for news reporting on all media, including online.

Emerging ISP Exetel has announced the appointment of the company’s co-founder, Steve Waddington, to the role of Chief Operating Officer, after the passing of the company’s founder and CEO John Linton.

iiNet has announced its plans to launch an NBN satellite service later this month on a $49.95 plan.

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