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An Isreali tech start-up has raised a $49 million Series E round to tap...

Israeli-founded Perfecto Mobile, following a $49 m Series E round, has chosen Australia as one of its first international markets for its next global growth

Pssstt… Hey, got any start-up plans for 2014? You are more likely to succeed...

Succeeding in business in 2014 will take more than a lucky strike. As it does in any year, many factors come into play in...

Meet KISS Mobile, Anthill 2011 Cool Company Award Finalist [Micro Business Category]

We suspect the first word in this small telecommunications company's name has nothing to do with liplocks and everything to do with "keep it simple, stupid." Founded in Melbourne, Kiss Mobile offers a pay-as-you-go alternative to the contractual phone plans from the big telcos.

Andrew Branson, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winner

In the cutthroat business of telecommunications, Melbourne-based IF Telecom has carved out a solid chunk of the Australian market, catering to the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses. Andrew Branson and older brother Richard founded the company in 2005 (that's right; Andrew was only 20).

Is your telephone carrier ripping you off? The hidden rules of telco pricing [Part...

Having seen Australian retailers come under fire for the perceived “price gouging” of consumers, Tony Simmons and The Full Circle Group have undertaken research that reveals parallel pricing regimes in the telecommunications industry. Here in the first of two parts Simmons reveals the group findings on fixed line rates – and a wealth of hidden truths about Australia’s telco pricing.

What types of business will rise and fall in 2011? Is your industry among...

Business information analysts IBISWorld released a list of which Australian industries and sectors will rise and fall in the year of 2011. The organic farming industry is expected to be the number one growthe industry, while wired communications carriers are expected to make the biggest fall.

Will the NBN simply involve one monopoly supplanting another?

The establishment of an NBN, as currently proposed, creates a legitimate concern: will Australia supplant one great big monopoly with another great big monopoly? If the controlling body of the NBN displays monopolistic tendencies in pricing and management (which it may have to do given the proposed level of investment), then what benefits will we really be creating?

With the NBN, deregulation begins now

The National Broadband Network has been heralded as a groundbreaking advance but has also raised concerns that it will create just another monopoly. In this first of two parts, Tony Simmons argues that the NBN can at last bring to Australian telecommunications a genuine opportunity for competition and growth... provided we learn from past.

Hello! You’ve reached someone’s voicemail… again

Voice mail is the most frequently called number, according to an ambitious report by The Full Circle Group, an Australian telecommunications cost management firm. And the best to time to make a business call is not 10am on a Tuesday.

Talking Business Interview: Michael Lawrey on the upgrades ahead for Telstra

In this podacst, Leon and Garry talk with Michael Lawrey, Executive Director for Networks and Technology for Telstra. Lawrey talks about the promise and opportunities of fibre optic technology, what we call high speed broadband, and the changes we can expect to see as Telstra moves away from being a provider of telecommunications infrastructure and becomes a service provider, and what those services might be.

Gerry Harvey's tips on growing your business (using your phone)

Sponsored Message: Did you know that phone names are up to 20 times easier for your customers to remember than phone numbers? This is something that retail pioneer Gerry Harvey discovered first hand. Discover Gerry Harvey's tips on increasing the effectiveness of your advertising.

Gerry Harvey’s tips on growing your business (using your phone)

Sponsored Message: Did you know that phone names are up to 20 times easier for your customers to remember than phone numbers? This is something that retail pioneer Gerry Harvey discovered first hand. Discover Gerry Harvey's tips on increasing the effectiveness of your advertising.

Google phone service interrupts users' conversations with targeted ads [Video]

It is said that in today's mass media society we are exposed to hundreds of ads every day. Well, according to satrical news broadcaster the Onion News Network, that seems likely to rise with Google's new phone service that listens into live telephone conversations and plays targeted ads based on keywords picked up during the chat.

Google phone service interrupts users’ conversations with targeted ads [Video]

It is said that in today's mass media society we are exposed to hundreds of ads every day. Well, according to satrical news broadcaster the Onion News Network, that seems likely to rise with Google's new phone service that listens into live telephone conversations and plays targeted ads based on keywords picked up during the chat.

Sprint-ing to keep up with the pace of change

Now, the American telecommunications outfit Sprint Network has created it's own version. Informative, intriguing and well presented, this video once again reminds us that we live in a rapidly developing technological age that few, if any, can keep up with.

The Telstra break-up, the NBN and the public good

Australia’s proposed National Broadband Network (NBN) has been thrust back into the headlines with yesterday’s news that the Rudd Government is taking Telstra over its knee with the firm intention of breaking it in two. Of course, Conroy’s Telstra play is all about the National Broadband Network and competition – more of it means better prices for consumers, and more opportunity for clever Australian startups.

National Broadband Network a leap into the future… at last

The Federal Government's new $43 billion National Broadband Plan promises to deliver Australians far more than fast movie downloads, writes telecommunications analyst Paul Budde.

Motorola's market dilemma

Wandering through the halls of the enormous 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona in February, it was plainly evident that mobile communications is still in the very active stages of the innovation cycle. This event, which brings together most of the world's top telecommunications technology and network companies, has come a long way from its humble beginnings last decade in the French seaside town of Cannes, when early attendances numbered in the hundreds.

Motorola’s market dilemma

Wandering through the halls of the enormous 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona in February, it was plainly evident that mobile communications is still in the very active stages of the innovation cycle. This event, which brings together most of the world's top telecommunications technology and network companies, has come a long way from its humble beginnings last decade in the French seaside town of Cannes, when early attendances numbered in the hundreds.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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