Stories by Hafizah Osman

  • Telstra names its top partners

    Telstra recently hosted its 10th annual Telstra Licensee and Partner Conference in Darwin. A key component of the event was its awards showcasing the company’s top partners and nominees for the solutions and service they provide Telstra business and enterprise customers.

  • ACCAN backs regional telecommunications report

    Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is ready to work on changes required to improve telecommunications in regional Australia. The organisation came forth in the support of the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee, which recently issued a report for better regional telecommunications.

  • BigAir records $35.5m in full year gross profit

    Telecommunications company, BigAir Group (ASX:BGL), has recorded $35.5 million in full year gross profits for the year ending June 30. This was up 34 per cent from last year, which recorded a $26.5 million full year gross profit.

  • Ruckus Wireless acquires Cloudpath Networks

    Advanced wireless systems company, Ruckus Wireless, has acquired US based provider of secure Wi-Fi onboarding software, Cloudpath Networks. The acquisition will see Ruckus include Cloudpath’s software with its Smart Wi-Fi portfolio for education, enterprise, retail and hospitality markets.

  • IN PICTURES: Palo Alto's Turbo Charge partner forum (+9 photos)

    Palo Alto recently held its Turbo Charge: the Asia Pacific Forum for its networks partners in Melbourne. More than 100 of the company's A/NZ partners turned up to listen about the company's strategy and direction for the Asia Pacific and A/NZ region, its latest technological and strategic developments, case studies and best practices. The event also included a panel discussion with partners VMware, Tanium, Splunk and Arista.

  • IN PICTURES: Polycom 25th anniversary party (+14 photos)

    Polycom recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a party at its Sydney headquarters. The milestone saw the company enjoy a 25-hour-long global party, where markets handed over the spotlight from office to office. Australia received the handover from Polycom’s New York office, then passed it on to its Japan team. In addition to partners and customers mingling over food and drinks, Polycom also showcased its latest products.

  • IN PICTURES: vForum 2015 keynotes and solutions exchange (+51 photos)

    vForum 2015 kicked in Sydney at the Star Event Centre. Attendees got an insight into some of the new technologies that VMware will be rolling out (it introduced them at the recent VMworld 2015 in San Francisco) and engaged in discussions over the key technologies and trends that are impacting the industry. VMware's vendor partners also took to the solutions exchange to show off some of their latest products.

  • IN PICTURES: Inside HP's Melbourne experience centre (+ 20 photos)

    HP recently showed off some of its latest and old (by old we mean really, really old) PC and print products at its Melbourne experience centre. New and improved printers, curved screens, shiny laptops and tablets were just some of the products the vendor had on show. ARN was at the experience centre to capture some of these technologies.

  • Coles and Optus collaborate on pre-paid mobile plans

    Coles has inched its way into the telecommunications space with a new pre-paid mobile plan. The new Coles Prepaid $10 for 10 days mobile plan comes with unlimited standard national talk and text within Australia, and 400MB of data on the Optus 4G Plus network.

  • Alcatel OneTouch to continue low-end mobile device play

    Mobile devices company, Alcatel OneTouch, will be persevering in its penetration into the mobile space with its low-end cost phones, especially for pre-paid plans. Alcatel OneTouch A/NZ and Pacific regional managing director, Sam Skontos, claimed the company will be pursuing this market as it sees a gap in the space.