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NBN complaints more than doubling a 'cause for concern': TIO

(Image: TIO) The Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has published its annual report for 2016-17, revealing that complaints about the National Broadband Network (NBN) have increased by almost 160 percent, while all telecommunications complaints rose by 41 percent during the year. While the TIO usually equates rising NBN complaints to ...

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Vodafone NZ launches 4K TV service to fibre customers

(Image: Vodafone NZ) Vodafone is asking New Zealanders to register their interest in its new TV service, dubbed Vodafone TV, which the company is touting as the first cloud-based 4K television service in the country. It does come with a number of caveats: Pricing does not yet exist, although a ...

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Why a proxy server can't protect you like a VPN can

Getty Images/iStockphoto A reader recently sent me this question: Why do I need a VPN? Isn’t a proxy server good enough? I’ve written a number of articles on VPNs, as well as CNET’s directory of the best VPN services, and so I get lots of interesting questions. Over time, I’ll ...

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Net neutrality: Key zero rating decision made by Germany

The German telecommunications regulator has issued a long-awaited decision on Deutsche Telekom’s “zero-rated” StreamOn offers, ruling that the scheme is legal, but the company must make some modifications. Zero-rating is the practice of offering free data for certain services but not others — those offers where you might get to ...

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Enterprises 'radically outstripping' traditional technology: Nokia

(Image: Nokia) The connectivity needs of enterprises are in danger of outstripping the capabilities of traditional technology and telecommunications services, Nokia has warned. Speaking at the CommsDay Congress in Melbourne on Wednesday, Nokia Oceania head of Industry and Enterprise Gary Conway said businesses are “starting to understand” the opportunities inherent ...

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Fujitsu unveils small cell mmWave 5G tech

(Image: Fujitsu) Fujitsu Laboratories has announced developing a millimetre-wave (mmWave) phase shifter for small cells, which it said delivers the 10Gbps connections required by 5G while maintaining low power usage. Fujitsu has been working on combining small cells and beam forming for over a year; however, the company had previously ...

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Foxtel launches NBN service across HFC network

Foxtel’s new NBN package pricing (Image: Foxtel) Foxtel has announced adding hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) services to its National Broadband Network (NBN) offerings, expanding its NBN footprint out by 50 percent. The pay TV provider, which said video streaming is one of the primary uses for the NBN, is differentiating its ...

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