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Axia Netmedia teams with Voda NZ for NZ's $1.5b NBNview story

http://www.itwire.com – Vodafone New Zealand had teamed up with Canadian FTTH specialist, Axia Netmedia - one of the bidders for Australia's cancelled NBN Mark 1 project - to bid for the New Zealand Government's $NZ1.5b ultra-fast broadband network project. (IT news)

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Get ready for 5Gbps Wi-Fiview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Wi-Fi Alliance has teamed up with the WiGig Alliance to develop Wi-Fi systems that will deliver multigigabit per second throughput in the 60GHz band. (IT news)

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NBN to spur telemedicine says Cochlear clinicview story

http://www.itwire.com – The National Broadband Network will deliver much richer telemedicine capabilities allowing applications to be rolled out to “deliver good quality care to people who could not get it without travelling to the city,” according to the head of IT at a Cochlear implant clinic. (IT news)

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Xbox 360 250GB Hard Drive now available separatelyview story

http://www.itwire.com – Til now only included in special edition Xbox 360’s, owners of the Microsoft gaming console cramped for space may now have an answer. (IT news)

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Exetel's Linton thanks "thug" Conroy for free plugview story

http://apcmag.com – The controversial chief of ISP Exetel has thanked Stephen Conroy for the "free plugs" for Exetel's cheap NBN plans while appearing to quietly change the final shape of those plans. (IT news)

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New Next G cap plans: double allowances, free dataview story

http://apcmag.com – Has hell just frozen over? Telstra has radically improved its Next G cap plans, making it far more competitive in price with other networks. (IT news)

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Telstra taps Ideas International to cut carbonview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telstra has renewed its contract with Ideas International (ASX: IDE) for use of its Server CAR, carbon calculator and competitive profiles applications suite to assist in making informed and well-planned IT investment decisions. (IT news)

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ME Bank picks Telstra's "superior" networkview story

http://www.itwire.com – ME Bank will spend $A4.5 million on Telstra fixed and mobile services over the next three years. (IT news)

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98% support R18+ game rating, but Government needs more timeview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian State Attorneys General have met to discuss (among other pressing matters) the submissions provided to a discussion paper on the introduction of an R18+ Classification for Interactive Entertainment.  Despite 98% pro-submissions for the rating introduction, the AG department has asked for more deliberation time on the matter.  This has bemused the iGEA (interactive games & enterta (IT news)

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Has Apple screwed the Aussie telcos with the iPad?view story

http://apcmag.com – It's hard to believe that Australia's mobile telcos would not be falling over themselves in naked lust to sell the iPad when it launches in Australia on 28 May. So what's going on? (IT news)

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iTunes Live trademark rumourmongers draw a long bowview story

http://www.itwire.com – The news that Apple has applied for trademark protection for 'iTunes Live' has led to some of the silliest speculation we've seen in a long time. Why do so many people seem to think it has something to do with Apple's acquisition of Lala? (IT news)

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Conroy confirms regulatory negotiation with Telstraview story

http://www.itwire.com – Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has confirmed Government is involved in a separate set of negotiations with Telstra over regulatory policy and its legislative program, in addition to the talks Telstra is having with the Commonwealth-owned NBN Company. (IT news)