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Lack of internet affordability may worsen Australia’s digital divide, says report

We often think of the internet as a levelling, democratising technology – one that extends access to knowledge, education, cultural resources and markets. But the net also reflects the social and economic divides we find offline. Released this week, the second report of the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) reports on data covering four years of local […]

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European team announces superconductivity breakthrough

European researchers said Tuesday they had developed a cheaper and more efficient superconducting tape which could one day be used to double the potency of wind turbines. Eurotapes, a European research project on superconductivity—the ability of certain materials to channel electricity with zero resistance and very little power loss—has produced 600 metres (1,968 feet) of […]

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Australia – Telecoms Market Analyses – Top Trends Moving into 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The telecommunication market on its way to 2017 The telecommunications market continues its transformation into the industry underpinning the digital, sharing and interconnected economy. This transformation is mainly driven by the ongoing innovations and technological developments that are taking place. More often than not the industry itself is […]

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Deep-sea oil rigs inspire MIT designs for giant wind turbines

An MIT researcher has a vision: Four hundred huge offshore wind turbines are providing onshore customers with enough electricity to power several hundred thousand homes, and nobody standing onshore can see them. The trick? The wind turbines are floating on platforms a hundred miles out to sea, where the winds are strong and steady. Today’s […]

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Friday Humor, Wind Power Run Amok

               

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Where’s your data? It’s not actually in the cloud, it’s sitting in a data centre

Without data centres, today’s world stops. Flights are grounded, Wall Street closes, and the internet grinds to a halt. Yet despite their emergence as nerve centres of the global economy, data centres have drawn almost no attention in debates about globalisation and nor are they often discussed outside of business and IT publications. Even the […]

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Wind Mobile secures $425-million in new financing

Wind Mobile Corp. has secured access to new financing of up to $425-million backed by a syndicate of three Canadian banks, allowing it to refinance high-yield debt at a lower rate as well as fund improvements and expansion of its cellular network. The Toronto-based wireless carrier announced the closing of the senior, secured debt facility on […]

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NSW government eyes integrated telecommunications network

In a bid to reduce telecommunications costs, the NSW government has announced a plan to introduce an integrated telco network over the next 10 years. The Operational Communications Strategy, released today by the state government, states that more than 70 NSW government agencies such as police, fire and ambulance have built, owned and operated their […]

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