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2009-06-09 11:00:00

SYDNEY, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telstra announced today that it has extended its information technology (IT) operations and services agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) until the year 2014. The five-year contract, which is an extension of an existing services agreement, is worth a total of AU$745million. It will result in greater automation and improved remote management capability of Telstra's IT systems, while reducing server build time enabling the telecommunications giant to more...

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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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2009-03-25 12:29:44

A New Zealand telecommunications company has hired a teenage computer hacker who caused millions of dollars of damages as part of a global cyber-crime ring to provide security advice. Owen Thor Walker was discharged without conviction last year as an 18-year-old after admitting to six cyber-crime charges. He was the brains behind a group of international hackers that used his programs to access personal data, send viruses around the world and commit other crimes, causing loses of $20 million,...

2009-03-19 14:34:47

An 18-year-old in Australia has racked up a $12,000 cell phone bill through two months of national call, text and Internet services, a company official says. A spokesman for the Telstra telecommunications company said the unidentified teen enjoyed 384 Internet sessions at a total cost of $10,686, while also amassing other charges through 373 calls and more than 500 text messages, the Melbourne Herald Sun said in its Friday edition. Julie Wentworth, an Anglicare financial counselor, called the...

2009-03-15 15:35:01

The Australian telecommunications group Telstra says customers must pay extra if they want to speak with one of its Australian employees. An unidentified Telstra spokesman said the company has created a new messaging service that allows customers to avoid speaking with overseas workers for a negotiated fee, the Sydney Telegraph reported Sunday. Following feedback, calls for selected customers would be answered in Australia, the spokesman said. Telstra had previously outsourced its messaging...

2009-02-17 08:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions and Hong Kong's #1 mobile operator CSL New World Mobility (CSLNWM), a subsidiary of Australia's Telstra Corporation, today announced that they would work together to build in Hong-Kong, the world's first SDR (Software Defined Radio) based HSPA+ network making it the first large-scale all-IP network with such technology. Selected after a thorough...

2008-12-19 11:36:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Telstra today announced it had deployed more than 10,000 new Telstra IP Telephony (TIPT) services across the organization - the largest ever roll-out of hosted IP telephony in Australia and an important milestone in the internal upgrade of the existing CustomNet voice solution. Telstra Enterprise & Government Executive Director Paul Geason said the roll-out utilized the Telstra Next IP(TM) network and was another example of how Telstra...

2008-10-01 15:00:15

At the WiMAX World 2008 Conference and Expo, Yankee Group released its Anywhere Network Scorecard: Communications Service Providers report, which explores the progress communications service providers have made to date in transforming their businesses to profit from the global Anywhere Network(TM). The Anywhere Network is Yankee Group's vision of a seamless, intelligent, ubiquitous network with broadband capacity, which delivers a connection for everyone to everything that can benefit. This...

2008-09-30 15:00:28

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom TELSTRACLEAR will let residential broadband customers surf Trade Me and watch videos posted on its Clear.net portal without that counting toward their data traffic caps for three months, in a move that may pave the way for more tie- ups between carriers and content providers. InternetNZ executive director Keith Davidson played down concerns that it might be the thin end of a wedge that threatened to undermine the principle of "Net neutrality" and reduce the...

2008-09-30 15:00:22

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom TELECOM is expected to confirm this week that it will build a nationwide WCDMA mobile network using its 850MHz radio spectrum, but speculation that long- standing partner Alcatel-Lucent -- and not rival Ericsson -- has won the contract threatens to take the shine off the announcement. ABN Amro said in a research note that Telecom could time the announcement to coincide with its annual general meeting on Thursday. Analyst Geoff Zame has described W-850 as a "silver...