Researchers from the Australian National University have made a major advance towards developing the next-generation super-fast networks needed to drive future computing.

Mr Seiji Armstrong, a PhD researcher from the Department of Quantum Science in the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, has led a team which has developed a technique that allows for quantum information to travel at higher bandwidth using a beam of light and the phenomenon called entanglement. Mr Armstrong’s research is published in Nature Communications.

“Broadly speaking, entanglement is when two things are correlated in some way so that by measuring one of them, you can infer information about the other. It is important because without it, it’s impossible to teleport quantum information,” said Mr Armstrong.

Office workers from all professions are experiencing unprecedented levels of neck, back, shoulder and arm pain as an unintended consequence of the paperless office, according to new University of Sydney research.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has confirmed the small South Australian town of Ceduna as the site of the next NBN satellite ground station.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced the first round of skilled migrants invited to formally apply of visas under the Federal Government’s new SkillSelect service.

The Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has delivered the Government’s official response to the 2011-12 Regional Telecommunications, saying that its findings validate the ongoing rollout of the National Broadband Network.

National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) Chief Information Officer Claire Rawlins has announced she has stepped down to take up a position at IT group Oracle.

The Federal Government has succeeded in its efforts to see law enforcement agencies be able to force internet service providers to store data on subscribers while a warrant is sought.

Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has joined his New Zealand counterpart in the release of a draft report that finds telecommunication companies are making ‘excessive profits from trans-Tasman mobile roaming charges.

The New South Wales Government has released a memorandum advising Ministers of the Government’s commitment to a new era of open government, with online communications forming the cornerstone of the reform.

The Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG) has published new research that reveals that councils taking a strategic approach to social media can achieve effective outcomes in engaging with communities.

The Queensland Government has flagged sweeping changes to the State Government payroll systems, with Information Minister Ros Bates saying work will begin first on her own department.

Australian mobile app platform biNu has secured a $2 million funding round from Google Chairman Eric Smith’s venture company as well as other key investors from both the US and Australia.

The New South Wales Government has announced its intention to revamp the state’s ICT procurement policy following the release of the long-awaited Commission of Audit.

The mining sector’s continual growth is producing significant flow-on benefits for the country’s information and communication technology sector, according to a new report released by IDC.

Telstra has posted its 2011-12 fiscal year results, showing a 1.1 per cent revenue increase, finishing at $25.4 billion for the year.

The Federal Government has accepted all recommendations made in a report aimed at improving telecommunication services for vulnerable Australians.

iiNet has announced the appointment of Simon Hackett as the company’s new Non-executive Director, effective immediately.

Telecommunications company TasmaNet has opened its new purpose-built data centre at the Tasmanian Technopark, and is expected to deliver support to a range of local companies.

The Victorian Government has lashed out at the rollout plan of the National Broadband Network (NBN), saying it has ‘left Victoria stuck in slow motion.’

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has lashed out at Liberal State Premiers for their opposition to the opt-out provisions in their NBN rollout agreements, urging them to cease their politically motivated opposition to this nation-building reform.’

The National iAwards have been held in Melbourne last week, honouring 25 of the nation’s top performing ICT companies.

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