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Perth expands free Wi-Fi access throughout CBD

Residents and visitors in Perth will now have greater access to free Wi-Fi across the CBD with the expansion of the city's public Wi-Fi network.

By 1 December 2014


Uber, but for cats: Uber Kittens hits Australia for one day only

Never one to shy away from unique marketing campaigns, not all of which have gone smoothly, Uber is delivering kittens in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane in a bid to raise money for charity.

By 5 February 2015


Apple fan buys iPhone 6, promptly drops it

Jack Cooksey was first through the doors at the Apple store in Perth, Australia. He's also one of the first people in the world to drop a new iPhone 6.

By 20 September 2014


Optus launches 4G business services in Sydney, Perth

Optus has today launched 4G services for business customers in Sydney and Perth, with Melbourne to follow shortly.

By 31 July 2012


Doctor Who gold coin celebrates 50 years

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Perth Mint is releasing a limited-edition commemorative solid gold coin.

By 16 September 2013


Vodafone switches on its 4G network

The telco is now offering 4G in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle and Wollongong.

By 12 June 2013


Poll: Apple Store coming to Brisbane, Perth; where to next?

According to job advertisements on Apple Australia's website, the company is planning on opening retail stores in Brisbane at the Chermside shopping centre and in Perth. After this, where should Australia's favourite fruity friend go?

By 28 August 2009


First official DAB+ service launches in Australia

Perth has become the first capital in Australia to broadcast a permanent DAB+ digital radio service with the launch of nine stations today.

By 4 May 2009


ADC seals Visionstream contract

ADC Telecommunications said Thursday that it will supply equipment to Visionstream to help the Australian company complete a telecommunications network construction project. The project involves laying 8,500 kilometers worth of optical fiber from Brisbane to Perth in Australia for telecommunications carrier Nextgen Networks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the project will continue through 2011, ADC said in a statement. The announcement comes as the telecommunications industry as a whole readjusts to lower spending by U.S. carriers. ADC reported Wednesday a pro forma loss of 7 cents a share for its fiscal fourth quarter, meeting analysts' expectations, according to First Call. Including charges and other items, the telecommunications gear maker posted a net loss of $177 million, or 22 cents a share, compared with a net income of $87 million, or 11 cents, a year ago. Sales also fell to $392 million from a record high of $1 billion last year.

30 November 2001