Australia’s Telecommunications Association (Telsoc) has called for the Federal Government and all political stakeholders including the Opposition to come together to agree on a bipartisan strategy - in the national interest - to ensure that the National Broadband Network is technologically relevant and capable of delivering the services required by all Australians.

Telecommunications network resilience in natural disasters like Australia’s recent bushfire has been under the microscope by the Federal Government, telcos and executives from across the telecoms sector, with agreement to put in place long-term initiatives to further bolster resilience of the networks.

The company behind Cozmo, Vector and the Overdrive car racing game, Anki, went bankrupt, but its assets have been purchased by Digital Dream Labs, which intends to restore the entire platform and continue development.

A fourth Matrix movie may well be in development, but savvy telcos have already found the one they need in Matrixx, whose predictions for 2020 are below.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:15

Telstra picks up PTC gongs

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Telstra was prominent among the winners of the 2020 Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Awards presented in Honolulu last night.

Telstra was recognised with awards for outstanding submarine company, and outstanding internal transformation.

In addition, the company's global head of connectivity and platforms Nadya Melic received the award for outstanding female executive.

No other company received three awards.

Hawaiki Submarine Cable picked up two: outstanding ecosystem corporation, and outstanding ICT education or research provider.

“The PTC awards are exploding in terms of industry participation and it’s a pleasure to be able to recognise the brilliant work going on in the ICT industry, and particularly that which supports the non-profit mission of PTC, to advance the ethical development and use of ICT for collaboration, knowledge, and outreach,” said PTC Awards 2020 committee chair Joe Weinman.

 

If your efforts to upgrade to Windows 10 are being thwarted by a message telling you to manually uninstall software that's already been uninstalled, this might be the solution you're looking for.

A new online short course from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) aims to provide people in technology and management roles understand the benefits and processes of integrating DevOps within their business.

Hearing services group Hearing Australia has switched to enterprise software company Rimini Street support for its mission-critical ERP system.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:16

VMware to acquire Nyansa

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Digital platform company VMware has revealed a plan to acquire AI-based network analytics vendor Nyansa.

EMUI 10 is Huawei's version of Android 10, the latest version of the Android operating system for smartphones and tablets, and it is coming, with full Google Mobile Services and app support to select Mate 30, P30, Y9 Prime and nova 5t models.

Apple appears to have held off on protecting its users with end-to-end encryption for their backups on iCloud, with a report claiming that the company dropped such plans about two years ago.

Science fiction is becoming a reality as a range of advanced technologies are starting to enhance human beings, with augmented humans one of the key trends identified in 20 predictions for the next 20 years in a new report by KPMG and Australian National University’s 3A Institute.

The global share of 5G smartphones will grow from 12% in 2020 to 43% in 2022, the technology research firm Gartner has forecast, with the entire mobile phone market poised to grow 1.7% this year.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 09:15

Aspera Mobile polishes a new Gem

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Aspera Mobile's latest low-cost 4G dual-SIM handset - the Gem - runs the full version of Android Pie.

Standalone 5G is coming in 2020 as a fully virtualised, cloud-native architecture that will enable ultra-low latency services and faster data speeds, opening up genuine avenues for differentiation, according to a new report.

Global spending on point of sale (POS) software by retail and restaurant businesses is forecast to grow to US$1.7 billion in 2024, up from US$1.1 billion in 2019, according to a new report.

Circles.life, the Singapore-based telco that promises a “more likeable than hateable experience” - and which launched in the Australian market in August - is donating all data boost proceeds to the the Red Cross for bushfire disaster relief and recovery.

Hotel booking meta-comparison site Trivago breached the Australian Consumer Law by misleading consumers into it would help them find the cheapest rates available for a given hotel, the Federal Court has found.

Australians are spending less time talking on their mobile phones and downloading substantially more data than they were even a year ago, according to Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.

Multiple industrial robots can be simultaneously managed via new software from Epson.

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