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Information and communications technology stories

The following stories relate toTasmania’s Information & Communications Technology sector:

$500,000 for free Wi-Fi rollout

The Tasmanian Government has committed $500,000 to set up free Wi-Fi in approximately 50 locations across Tasmania. The Premier, Will Hodgman, said: “The Wi-Fi rollout will enhance the visitor experience and give tourists the opportunity to create and share their experience of Tasmania online. It will support local communities by allowing local businesses to provide online information about attractions and opportunities in the area directly to tourists while they are in the region.” The Government has issued a Request for Proposals seeking a single operator to build, operate and maintain the network.

2 June 2015, Edition 161

Blue Rocket achieves animation orbit

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Innovative animation business Blue Rocket Productions has secured international sales for a recent children’s series and signed up to work on another with a $6.5 million budget.

5 March 2015, Edition 158

Art app wows the world

Edition 150 James Cuda Savage Interactive

One product – a super art-studio app for iPad users – has rewarded a bold business gamble and created a global reputation for Hobart-based Savage Interactive.

10 June 2014, Edition 150

Hobart earns Qantas jobs bonanza

Edition 150 Call Centre

Qantas plans to close two interstate call centres and move as many as 450 jobs to Hobart after reaching an agreement with the Tasmanian Government.

10 June 2014, Edition 150

Visitor-oriented apps win awards

Launceston-based app developer Bappy Golder has won the $4,000 Individual’s GoSouth App Award for developing a Tas Explorer app that promises to make exploring the State easier and more enjoyable.Hobartcompany Secret Lab won the $1,000 Business Award for a SnapTas app that enables visitors to share their trip and showcase the best ofTasmaniaon a single site for the first time.

14 April 2014

Huon Aquaculture reports on-line

Tasmanian Atlantic salmon producer, Huon Aquaculture, has unveiled an interactive sustainability dashboard and plans to do away with annual hard-copy reports in favor of online information.

12 March 2014, Issue 147

Vodafone opens CBD call centre

Hobart welcomed 100 new city office workers in December with the opening of a temporary Vodafone call centre that will eventually accommodate 250 staff in Elizabeth Street. The operation will eventually move to a permanent 500-person call centre in a building being constructed on the corner of Argyle and Bathurst streets.

11 February 2014, Issue 146

NBN rollout regains momentum

Visionstream Australia Pty Ltd announced in December that it was accelerating its roll-out of the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Tasmania following negotiations with NBN Co. It

11 February 2014, Issue 146

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11 December 2017, Edition 190

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