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Mobile money transfer launched in Fiji

The Prime Minister of Fiji launched the M-PAiSA mobile money transfer service on the Vodafone network in mid-2010. Fiji is also the first country in the Pacific to introduce a mobile money transfer service. M-PAiSA allows users to send, receive, … Continue reading

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Australia endorses law on 20percent renewable energy target

The government has endorsed its renewable energy laws that set a target of supplying 20% of the country’s energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. By 2020, the equivalent of all household electricity use will come from wind and solar … Continue reading

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NZ local TV content has increased 500 percent

Local content on New Zealand TV increased nearly 500% since 1989 to 2010 creating much needed local employment opportunities and also increasing NZ media exports. Meanwhile, in June 2010 New Zealand’s first TV channel ‘Heartland” containing 100% local content was … Continue reading

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Digital Switchover Legislation Passed

The ‘Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010’ which has been passed by parliament, establishes the legislative framework for the provision of the new Viewer Access Satellite Television service (VAST) for digital television blackspot areas, and addresses a range of … Continue reading

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Broadband trial of trans-sector applications

Residents of the new housing development Middleton Grange in South-West Sydney are being given a glimpse into the future under a high-speed National Broadband Network trial; up to 40 households at Parkbridge Estate will use high speed fibre optic cabling … Continue reading

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