Rohan Pearce

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Rohan Pearce is the editor of Computerworld Australia with a background in tech journalism that predates the iPhone. He is a nerd with an interest in open source who still hasn’t been able to throw out his Red Hat 3.0.3 CDs Just In Case. Also, he has cats.

Telstra kicks off next stage of IPv6 shift for mobile network

Telstra kicks off next stage of IPv6 shift for mobile network

Telstra will today begin the transition to IPv6 Single-Stack across its mobile network.

Data retention: Telcos sometimes handing over web-browsing history, Ombudsman says

Data retention: Telcos sometimes handing over web-browsing history, Ombudsman says

Commonwealth Ombudsman Michael Manthorpe says that ambiguity in Australia’s data retention regime means that on some occasions law enforcement agencies have been able to obtain details of an individual’s web browsing history without a...

UBank open sources iOS accessibility framework

UBank open sources iOS accessibility framework

UBank has open sourced an iOS framework that intended to help with developing and testing accessible apps.

ACCC, Google prepare for mediation in Android privacy case

ACCC, Google prepare for mediation in Android privacy case

The Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) and Google are preparing for mediation in a Federal Court case that centres on the collection and use of location data by the Android operating system.

NBN Co bows to telco pressure over enterprise push

NBN Co bows to telco pressure over enterprise push

No direct contractual relationship with enterprises, NBN pledges

FTTN, FTTC not good enough for Australian businesses, says NBN Co

FTTN, FTTC not good enough for Australian businesses, says NBN Co

NBN Co wants to use third-party fibre to connect businesses

Genevieve Bell recognised on Australia Day honours list

Genevieve Bell recognised on Australia Day honours list

Leader of ANU’s 3A Institute, Intel Senior Fellow recognised for service to education

Telco core upgrades, mmWave spectrum to unlock 5G for enterprises

Telco core upgrades, mmWave spectrum to unlock 5G for enterprises

The planned release of a significant amount of new spectrum for use by Australia’s mobile network operators (MNOs) and upgrades to telcos’ core networks will help unlock key enterprise use cases for 5G, including end-to-end network...

Key safeguard in Australia’s anti-encryption legislation ‘almost meaningless’

Key safeguard in Australia’s anti-encryption legislation ‘almost meaningless’

One of the key safeguards in a controversial Australian law that is intended to help facilitate police access to encrypted communications is “almost meaningless,” according to a human rights lawyer.

Government casts eye over telco network resilience in wake of bushfires

Government casts eye over telco network resilience in wake of bushfires

Telco industry to work on new disaster management operating model

Which IT skills are most in demand in Australia?

Which IT skills are most in demand in Australia?

Recruitment firm Hays has revealed the IT roles it expects employers will seek to fill in the first half of 2020

ACCC expects Telstra’s NBN rivals to grow market share in regional Australia

ACCC expects Telstra’s NBN rivals to grow market share in regional Australia

‘No impediment’ to marketing 5G as an NBN substitute, ACCC says

Queensland justice department seeks to replace legacy IT platforms

Queensland justice department seeks to replace legacy IT platforms

QJAS — the key database used to manage jury administration in Queensland courts — is more than three decades old and relies on a legacy platform that is no longer supported by the vendor.

Bushfires: Power biggest issue for Telstra as it works to keep services online

Bushfires: Power biggest issue for Telstra as it works to keep services online

Telstra says it is making every resource it can available to address the impact of bushfires on telecommunications in regional parts of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Could Australia’s telcos share 5G infrastructure?

Could Australia’s telcos share 5G infrastructure?

Two of Australia’s mobile network operators (MNOs) are at least open to the idea of increased sharing of infrastructure, as telcos ramp-up the deployment of 5G.

Telcos, NBN Co work to reconnect bushfire-ravaged communities

Telcos, NBN Co work to reconnect bushfire-ravaged communities

Australia’s major telcos are dealing with fire-damaged infrastructure and power outages

Reserve Bank sees potential in ‘digital Australian dollar’

Reserve Bank sees potential in ‘digital Australian dollar’

The Reserve Bank of Australia believes that although there may be risks associated with a “digital Australian dollar,” it is exploring whether there is potential value in developing a digital currency that could be used by wholesale...

Australia’s open banking regime delayed

Australia’s open banking regime delayed

The launch of Australia’s open banking regime will be pushed back from February 2020 to July 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced.

Inside the ASX’s blockchain play: How ASX plans to bring DLT to corporate Australia

Inside the ASX’s blockchain play: How ASX plans to bring DLT to corporate Australia

ASX isn’t just building out a replacement for its core clearing and settlement system; it’s building a platform for hosting blockchain-based DAML applications

NBN launches satellite service for enterprise applications

NBN launches satellite service for enterprise applications

NBN Co has officially launched its Access Bandwidth Service (ABS). The service, designed for enterprise customers, offers wholesale committed information rates (CIR) of up to 50/13Mbps and unlimited data.

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