Queensland Police starts body-worn camera rollout

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has announced it is rolling out body-worn cameras (BWCs) for frontline police across the state.

Telstra calls for USO to be maintained

Telstra has said that the universal service obligation (USO), which guarantees that every Australian has reasonable access to a phone, should not be abandoned.

Fibre optic broadband to last 50 years, says Budde

While technology is generally advancing at a furious pace, fibre optic broadband has nothing that is likely to replace it for as much as 50 years, telecoms expert Paul Budde has said.

ACCC approves Telstra’s variation to NBN Migration Plan

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved Telstra’s variation to the Migration Plan, which is aimed to further protect customers and maintain services as the firm shifts to the national broadband network.

[ad] Free whitepaper: How wearable sensors can stop workplace injuries

Work related injuries are a US$250 billion problem in the United States alone and lower back injuries account for nearly 20 percent of workplace injuries in the US, Australia, and the UK. Safe Work Australia has re-estimated the total economic cost of work related injury to the Australian economy to be A$61.8 billion.

Crowdfunding campaign launched for book on “forgotten” Australian inventor

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help publish a new book on Australian inventor Henry Sutton – a self-taught engineer and inventor from Ballarat.

Spirit Telecom continues fibre rollout at up to 400Mbps

Fibre-optic broadband provider Spirit Telecom has released a shareholder update to the market, stating that it continues to expand its superfast broadband service to new buildings and that it is considering making acquisitions that would "complement" the firm's direction.

ACCC invites feedback on NBN Co’s proposal to expand remit

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published a consultation paper inviting feedback on NBN Co’s proposed variation to the way it provides services over the national broadband network.

Not a “flop”: Hunt defends Turnbull’s innovation push

Newly appointed Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science Greg Hunt has defended the government's emphasis on innovation after its Federal Election campaigning on the issue was described as a "flop".

Macquarie Bank planning OpenStack cloud solution with “large vendor”

Macquarie Bank has indicated that it is planning the development of a cloud infrastructure based on OpenStack – an open-source cloud operating system.

Non-profit Internet of Things Alliance launches in Sydney

A new not-for-profit entity called the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has been launched in Sydney by Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare.

Telstra launches multi-cloud management platform

Telstra has launched a cloud management platform aimed to help businesses with the operation of hybrid cloud environments.

Amaysim buys AusBBS to capitalise on NBN market

Mobile SIM card company Amaysim Australia has announced its entry into the broadband market via the acquisition of Internet service provider Australian Broadband Services (AusBBS).

Deloitte buys IT firm Sixtree to boost tech offerings

Professional services giant Deloitte has announced the acquisition of IT integration specialist firm Sixtree, calling the move "another strategic investment and building block" for the firm’s technology practice and business solutions.

StartupAUS welcomes Turnbull’s new innovation ministers

StartupAUS, the technology entrepreneurship advocacy group, has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's new innovation ministers, appointed as part of a post-election Cabinet reshuffle.

TPG launches unlimited HFC NBN plans from $59.99

Internet provider TPG has announced a number of broadband plus phone plans offering unlimited NBN via hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) cable starting at $59.99.

NBN in Tasmania “58% complete”

NBN Co has announced that passing of a "major construction milestone", with over half of Tasmanian premises now being able to connect to broadband services over the NBN network.

I’m leaving Delimiter

Today I have some rather sudden and important news for you all. I am leaving Delimiter.

US Court: Microsoft can’t be forced to hand over overseas emails

A US Court has ruled that Microsoft cannot be forced hand over emails stored overseas even for domestic search warrants issued as part of criminal investigations.

Atlassian acquires StatusPage

Software giant Atlassian has announced the acquisition of its long-term partner StatusPage, a provider of status and incident communication services.

AT&T expands gigabit business fibre at cities across US

AT&T is giving a speed boost to its Business Fiber internet services in a long list of US markets, including San Francisco, Miami and Dallas.

Android Pay launches in Australia

Android Pay has now gone live in Australia, allowing smartphone users to pay for items anywhere contactless payments are accepted.

Telstra buys MSC Mobility to boost enterprise mobility focus

Telstra has announced it is acquiring long-term partner MSC Mobility (MSC), a provider of mobile device solutions for businesses in Australia, in a move that is designed to enhance the telco's enterprise mobility capabilities.

Move to FTTP viable but threatened by NBN monopoly, says Budde

It could be economically viable for Australia to eventually shift from fibre to the node (FTTN) to fibre to the home (FTTH), but the lack of commercial competition could be an impediment, telecoms expert Paul Budde has said.

NBN takes on delivery partners to deploy HFC network

NBN Co has inked deals with six delivery partners to deliver its growing broadband network to premises sitting within Telstra's hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) cable footprint.

Delimiter is giving away another Apple Watch!

Just a quick post to let you know that Delimiter is about to hold a new reader giveaway. Our previous Apple Watch giveaway was quite popular, so it feels like the right thing to do to do another :)

Microsoft to offer Win10 as a service for businesses

Microsoft has announced that it will soon be offering Windows 10 as a service for enterprises through its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) channel.

IT firms dominate stock market listings, report says

An OnMarket report has revealed not only that IPOs in Australia are delivering some unusually high returns to investors, but that IT firms are now dominating stock market listings over all other sectors.

Rapper launches song slamming Turnbull’s FTTN network

A rapper called LLK recently released her first solo track, with lyrics that pull no punches in their criticism of the National Broadband Network's multi-mix technology policy.

Telstra employs drones to inspect mobile towers

Telstra has announced that it is using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to inspect its mobile towers, and said that the technology has "enormous potential" to change the way Australians work.

Announcing the winner of Delimiter’s Apple Watch draw!

Today I'm pleased to announce that the winner is Allan, who works in supply chain and IT. The Apple Watch will be dispatched shortly. Congrats!

Telstra kicks off recruitment program to deal with NBN HFC contract

Telstra has launched an internal recruitment programme aimed to fulfil workforce needs as the firm prepares to design and manage the upgrade of its former hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) cable TV network as part of the NBN roll-out.

Good Guys partners with Airtasker on home installation

Household appliance retailer The Good Guys has partnered with local services marketplace Airtasker on a new appliance installation web platform that is more customer-focused yet still makes use of The Good Guys’ existing Australian installer network.

KPMG launches fintech startup accelerator for corporates

KPMG Australia has announced the launch of a corporate-focused accelerator called mLabs that is intended to connect mutual banks and credit unions with Australian fintech startups.

Optus to refund $2.4m over mobile insurance breaches

Optus is being forced to refund around $2.4 million to around 175,000 of its mobile customers following the Australian Securities & Investments Commission's (ASIC's) concerns about the telco's compliance with financial services laws.

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