Latest Communications in Australia Stories

2012-02-18 08:00:00

More than 23,500 households and businesses throughout the Darwin suburbs now have access to fast Internet speeds and a more competitive broadband market, after iiNet switched on its new high-speed broadband equipment at three metropolitan telephone exchanges in the suburbs of Casuarina, Nightcliff and Palmerston today. (PRWEB) February 18, 2012 More than 23,500 households and businesses throughout the Darwin suburbs now have access to fast Internet speeds and a more competitive broadband...

2011-08-15 09:14:00

LONDON, August 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Now has conducted a poll among 2,000 Australian respondents aged 18 and over to find out what is the preferred internet service provider in the country. Over 50% of Australians are currently using Telstra BigPond (34%) or Optus (19%) for their broadband internet access. The remaining 42% of respondents receive broadband access from additional providers including iiNet (8%), Dodo (3%), Westnet (1%) and "others" (30%), such as...

2011-05-13 11:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO and MELBOURNE, Australia, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the University of Melbourne's Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES), Australia's leading broadband research institute and test-bed, announced a partnership with Google, Inc. to provide funding from Google for new research projects focusing on broadband applications for healthcare, education and the community. "We are delighted that Google is supporting research at IBES and are grateful for their...

2010-10-05 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SYDNEY, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- deCarta today announced that Optus, an Australian leader in integrated communications and member of the SingTel Group, has chosen deCarta's Traffic Manager technology to power the advanced traffic functionality in the Optus TrafficView service. TrafficView provides Optus mobile customers with a national road traffic information service designed to deliver a real-time view of traffic conditions. deCarta's Traffic Manager and the...

2010-04-22 12:05:00

DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today announced that Australian mobile network operator, Optus, has signed a commercial agreement to offer its eight million customers social networking services, powered by Myriad. This is the first social networking deal announced by Myriad since acquiring Xumii, Inc., the company that pioneered the use of cloud-based...

2009-07-06 07:00:00

LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITIS Holdings plc (ITIS) is pleased to announce, together with their local licencee Traffic Intelligence and cellular operator SingTel Optus Pty Limited (Optus), the commercial launch of the first nationwide traffic information system in Australia to use Cellular Floating Vehicle Data (CFVD). Covering over 70,000 km of roadway, the system will be branded Optus Traffic View (OTV) and has been available since June 2009. Using ITIS...

2009-06-08 11:29:00

DALLAS, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) strongly urges the Federal Communications Commission to create broadband enterprise zones for unserved areas as part of a national broadband plan to ensure as many Americans as possible gain broadband access in the future. In IPI's comments filed today with the FCC, authors Bartlett Cleland, Tom Giovanetti and Richard Bennett recommended the federal government leverage the private sector's wildly successful...

2009-04-07 11:14:18

Australia on Tuesday announced it would build a $31 billion dollar broadband network itself rather than contract the deal. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said a new government company would be responsible for building the network, but it would receive support from the private sector. Rudd said the nation's current network is slowing down business and hurting the local economy. He likened the new massive Web infrastructure plan to the birth of electricity in the 20th century. "Just as railway...

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