Stories by David Legard

  • Davnet puts overseas plans on hold

    Australian telecommunication carrier Davnet has told its subsidiaries in Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada that it will not provide them with any more funding at the moment. The announcement came as Davnet asked the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) to suspend its shares last Thursday.

  • Sunday cable break spares Australia

    Southern Cross Cable Network suffered a break in its Australia - US cable on Sunday but the impact to customers was limited due to the fortunate weekend timing, a spokesman for the company said. The break had limited impact as it happened, 7.45 am on Sunday morning, he said.

  • Aussie media mogul savages SingTel bid again

    Australian media executive Kerry Stokes has launched a second scathing attack on the proposed $US8 billion takeover by Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) of local carrier Cable & Wireless Optus (CWO).

  • SingTel deal could end up in the trash

    Former British prime minister Harold Wilson once said that a week is a long time in politics. Perhaps former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is thinking nowadays that if a week is a long time, how come nobody's forgotten something he said 30 years ago?

  • IDC: A-P information appliances to overtake PCs by 2005

    Strong growth in the use of information appliances (IAs) in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region will see their sales overtake PC sales by 2005, according to a report released yesterday by market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).

  • Intel opens seven new e-business centres

    Intel has opened seven new electronic business testing facilities to help end user companies build e-business operations, Intel said in a statement Monday. The new centers are in the US states of California and Virginia and Sweden, England, Germany, India, and China. This brings to 16 the number of test centres Intel has opened under its Intel Solution Services program since it began in the first quarter of 2000.

  • Asia-Pacific server sales up in Q4

    Sales of servers to the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) market last year reached $US6.3 billion in 2000, 33 per cent higher than in 1999, according to a recent report by market analyst International Data Corp (IDC).

  • Australian 3G auction tops $821.8M on first day

    The six companies looking to win 3G (third-generation) spectrum in Australia put up $821.8 million on the first day of the government's spectrum auction, with the biggest sums reserved for the two national licences, according to the Australian Communications Authority (ACA), which conducted the auction.

  • ERG cuts free from Motorola

    Australian smartcard vendor ERG has ended an alliance it formed three years ago with Motorola to cooperate on selling smartcard products and services.

  • Storage, LAN architectures veer towards IP

    Storage architectures and LANs (local area networks) will have to become more open to address the growing requirements of the Internet age, according to Kazuhiko Kobayashi, associate senior vice president at Japan's NEC.

  • Australia to get nationwide VoIP network by Q3

    Orbit Canada and Perth-based ITSP Australia will complete building a VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) network connecting Australia's six biggest cities by the third quarter of this year, according to the Canadian company.

  • Nasdaq's record one-day gain boosts tech stocks

    The Nasdaq stock index posted its highest-ever one-day percentage gain Tuesday, jumping 10.5 per cent or 274.05 points, and taking several leading high-tech stocks along for the ride. At the end of regular trading, the Nasdaq index sat at 2889.77, up from 2615.72 at the start of the day.

  • ASEAN IT approach to be holistic: leaders

    The e-ASEAN framework agreement signed last week by leaders from the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries will adopt a holistic approach to developing ICT (information and communications technology) in the region.

  • Australian 3G auction rules emphasise competition

    Australia's government recently announced rules for the country's forthcoming 3G (third-generation) mobile phone spectrum auction designed to ensure that there will be at least four competing operators offering 3G services in urban areas, and two competitors in rural areas.