The Federal Government has rejected what it says are “misleading and baseless claims” from the Labor Party that temporary regulatory relief for Australia Post will force job losses and reduce rates of pay.

Broadband services provider CommScope has been selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Education (MoE) to help 2,500 schools meet the connectivity demands of its student populations, with the deployment of up to 38,000 Wi-Fi 6 access points and 12,000 Multi-gig switches.

Monash University researchers have developed an energy exchange framework to better manage distributed energy resources, and which they say will help consumers lower their power costs.

Superannuation fund Hesta has appointed Feroz Jordan to the role of general manager of investment data and systems.

Job advertisements have risen significantly across Australia in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from recruitment firm SEEK which says the increase indicates that job advertising volumes are recovering.

Global communications firm Poly - formerly known as Plantronics and Polycom) has released new devices to facilitate the use of Zoom and Microsoft Teams for conferencing and chatting.

Ransomware groups appear to be co-operating with each other to leak data, security sources have told iTWire, with two recent incidents highlighting what could well be a further headache in a growing problem.

Two American politicians are championing a bill that will attempt to bring manufacturing of semiconductors back to the country, by upping the incentives to "stimulate advanced chip manufacturing, enable cutting-edge research and development, secure the supply chain and bring greater transparency to the microelectronics ecosystem, create American jobs, and ensure long-term national security".

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is continuing to try and lobby the Australian Government to reconsider the ban on the company, with a letter sent to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts detailing the adverse effect that poor connectivity would have on rural and regional areas.

Peak data demand on the National Broadband Network's main wholesale access service has eased as Australians start returning to schools and workplaces, although peak throughput on the main NBN wholesale access service remains above the pre-COVID-19 baseline.

Australian public Wi-Fi and smart city solutions provider, OneWiFi, is claiming an Australia-first launch of a 5G Neutral Host Service for mobile operators.

Japan's NEC has been selected by the Asia Direct Cable Consortium to construct the 9,400-kilometre long Asia Pacific submarine cable which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.

Retail giant Amazon has announced that it will place a one-year moratorium on the use of its facial recognition technology by police in the wake of protests in the US over the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man, in Minneapolis.

Australian executives believe 5G will benefit society as a whole, not just smartphone users, according to new research that reveals businesses also believe 5G will be the “most revolutionary” network development, and create new opportunities for monetisation of the technology.

Germany-based open source vendor SUSE has reported strong results for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2020 which ended on 30 April.

TAFE NSW has been awarded an internationally recognised Learning Impact Award for outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing global education.

American politicians, who are trying to stop legislation by the government to place obstacles in the way of companies using end-to-end encryption, are seeking information about the subversion of encryption at Juniper Networks in 2015.

British telco O2 has decided to expand its use of equipment from Swedish firm Ericsson to upgrade its 5G network.

Appliance maker Fisher & Paykel has been hit by attackers using the Nefilim ransomware, that runs only on Microsoft's Windows systems, and some files exfiltrated by them have been released on the dark web, security sources tell iTWire.

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