Stories by David Legard

Australian Internet subscribers up, ISPs down

The Australian Internet market is growing slowly in subscriber terms and seeing a decrease in the number of ISPs (Internet service providers), according to statistics released Thursday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

IDC: Windows holds desktop, battles Linux on servers

Microsoft's Windows operating system will remain the dominant client operating environment for the foreseeable future, and only the open-source Linux operating system stands in the way of Windows also dominating the server side, according to market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).

3G migration a headache for operators, says Alcatel

3G (third-generation) mobile operators face more headaches than just high spectrum license fees and underperforming handsets -- they need to tailor their migration strategies to fit their position in the market, according to Jimmy Lukito, marketing and sales support manager for Alcatel SA's mobile networks division in Asia-Pacific.

Southern Cross to protect cable with figure eight

Southern Cross Cable Network will reconfigure its Australia-U.S. loop cable network into a figure-eight topology as a matter of urgency after two unrelated failures in the past week caused service outages, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Report: Media mogul tries to block SingTel/Optus deal

Australian media mogul Kerry Stokes has told the country's Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) that the proposed takeover of Cable & Wireless Optus Ltd. by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. is a threat to national security and should be blocked, the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reported Thursday.