Email security provider Mimecast has appointed 20-year ICT industry veteran Craig McGregor as Channel Director, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Sophos has beefed up its Asia Pacific channel team with a number of new executive appointments including appointing Jon Fox as channel director for the Asia Pacific Japan region.

Health information and advice service Healthdirect Australia is partnering with telehealth software platform provider Coviu to power its government-funded Video Call service.

Australian telco and broadcaster OVO is using a cloud-based platform from global business optimisation platform provider Domo to integrate data from two different lines of business in a move it says is designed to help grow the business to 70,000 mobile customers and two million audience members across 150 countries.

Online retailer Kogan has launched its mobile prepay service in New Zealand under its Kogan Mobile brand in a deal with telco Vodafone.

Telstra has informed the Australian Stock Exchange that it is revising downward by $400 million its FY20 income guidance following the release of the NBN Co's corporate plan for 2020-23 last week.

New Zealand telco Spark has changed its plan for coverage of the Rugby World Cup tournament after it became apparent that some areas of the country would face difficulties in streaming the content due to a lack of bandwidth. The new plan will involve TVNZ broadcasting 12 games, most of which will be delayed.

With humans still one of the weakest links in the cyber security chain, the right cybersecurity awareness training can be the difference between attackers winning, or your multi-layered defences coming to the rescue.

Hobart has the fastest broadband speeds of Australia’s capital cities but Perth lags well behind with the country’s slowest Internet speeds, according to an analysis of over 14,800 broadband speed tests between July 2018 and July this year.

Australia continues to be a malware target, with 9.2 million malware detections in the first half of 2019 - with malicious URLs also proving a popular form of attack, as the number of times a malicious URL was accessed reached 8.9 million, according to a new global security report.

Five startups will take part in the University of South Australia’s second Venture Catalyst Space program supported by the South Australian Government’s Space Innovation Fund through its Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC).

Optus has unveiled CX Academy and a program for its employees designed to improve customer experience and services outcomes.

Malaysia’s pay-TV services revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2% between 2018 and 2023 as the country’s fixed and mobile broadband services drive telecom market growth, according to a new report.

Dubbed the southern hemisphere’s biggest hackathon, GovHack will run across Australia and New Zealand from 6 to 8 September, with teams from both countries competing in the 10th year of the event.

Sunday, 01 September 2019 04:10

Moneytree launches new budgeting app

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Mobile banking and financial services app Moneytree has launched Moneytree Grow, a paid service to designed to help users better manage their daily expenses and finances.

With the number of network connections and connected devices across Australia increasing at an unprecedented rate, the telecommunications regulator ACMA has released its corporate and research program reviewing the appropriate regulatory framework for content delivered over all platforms in the traditional broadcast media and digital platforms.

Saturday, 31 August 2019 14:33

No NBN upgrades planned for FttN

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NBN Co is planning bandwidth improvements for FttC (fibre to the curb) and HFC (hybrid fibre coax) customers. But premises connected via FttN (fibre to the node) will receive no enhancements, at least during the life of the new NBN 2020-23 Corporate Plan.

Australia's broadband builder NBN Co says network building will continue beyond the stated deadline of June 2020, to hook up 100,000 premises defined as "complex installations, which include properties that are difficult to access and some culturally significant areas and heritage sites".

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