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TPG to provide 5G-capable 'dark fibre' cable for Vodafone in $1 billion deal

On Wednesday, the two telecommunications companies announced a deal that will see TPG migrate its customers to Vodafone, who it will provide 5G-capable optic fibre infrastructure for through 2015.

By 30 September 2015


Facebook partners with UN to bring Internet access to refugee camps

The social-networking giant has begun lobbying the United Nations, saying Internet access is a fundamental human right.

By 27 September 2015


Buyers of emotional robot must agree not to have sex with it, report says

Technically Incorrect: People who buy Softbank's emotionally-aware Pepper robot must abide by good behavior clauses.

By 23 September 2015


European cable firm Altice to buy Cablevision for $17.7 billion

The deal will create the fourth largest cable provider in the United States.

By 17 September 2015


Vodafone faces security warnings over journalist hacking claims

A journalist says she is "appalled, outraged and very upset" amid claims her communications records were accessed by Vodafone staff, with privacy experts warning that this kind of data is "readily compromisable."

By 14 September 2015


Google's Android Pay mobile payments service arrives in the US

The search giant's revamped mobile payments effort competes with offerings from Apple and Samsung.

By 11 September 2015


US carrier to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless

Verizon expects "some level of commercial deployment" to begin in 2017 for next-generation wireless. That's much earlier than the common industry belief that 2020 will mark the start.

By 8 September 2015


New ATO powers may open access to 'intercepted' communications

A joint Parliamentary committee has recommended that the Australian Taxation Office be granted powers to access intercepted communications, such as phone taps and emails.

By 8 September 2015


Four mega popular messaging apps you've probably never heard of

Want to sell your goods while chatting to friends? China's got the app for you. Need a messenger with 10,000 emoticons? Line from Japan has you covered.

By 7 September 2015


Amazon Prime steps up to battle Netflix in Japan

Amazon has announced it will bring video streaming to Amazon Prime customers in Japan, just days after Netflix announced it was partnering with a local telecommunications provider in the country.

By 27 August 2015