Telecommunications industry guru and advocate Paul Budde has fleshed out the first details of the proposed blueprint of Australia's national broadband access coverage which is aimed at leading to an open, nationwide network.
In a major policy change, the Howard Government has put the brakes on its $900 million Broadband Connect fund and says it will now focus on plans to entice telcos to work together to roll out major broadband Internet projects in regional and remote Australia.
Newly released e-mails from Micron Technology and Hynix Semiconductor provide some of the first details of a global conspiracy to raise prices on memory chips and could support allegations by former Oz-controlled Rambus, now involved in an antitrust case.
Microsoft is working on a new range of phones - including softphone options - dubbed "Tanjay", which will work with Office Communication Server 2007, an executive revealed at yesterday's opening day of Microsoft Tech-Ed, a Sydney event for developers and IT professionals.
Illegal software use in Australia cost software companies $446 million last year, as the nation's overall rate of piracy fell by one percentage point to 31 percent, according to the US-based Business Software Alliance.
Hutchison Telecoms plans to launch an HDSPA (high-speed downlink packet access) mobile system theoretically capable of speeds of 3.6 megabits
per second of in March or April next year, MD Kevin Russell told a media and analyst briefing yesterday.
The influential Internet Industry Association has set targets for minimum broadband performance in Australia by 2010. It says 80 percent of the population should enjoy at least 10Mb/sec downstream service, with 67 percent having access to 24Mb/sec.