Tracking the telecoms industry since 1989, Stuart has been awarded Journalist Of The Year by the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (twice) and by the Service Providers Action Network. In 2010 he received the 'Kester' lifetime achievement award in the Consensus IT Writers Awards and was made a Lifetime Member of the Telecommunications Society of Australia. He was born in the UK, came to Australia in 1980 and has been here ever since.
Canberra-based startup Pivotal Analytics has applied data analytics techniques to the Commonwealth Gazette to help recruiters find public servants with the skills needed to fill vacancies in the private sector.
There's been a most unseemly stoush between Telstra and Vodafone in recent days over who has the fastest LTE (aka 4G) network. Pity, then, that Telstra and its MVNO partners are not upfront about the third rate 3G offering Telstra makes available to MVNOs.
Vodafone Australia has launched a new international roaming service - initially available only in the US, UK and New Zealand - under which travellers pay $5 per day in addition to charges they would incur using the same services in Australia.