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NBN attains 1Gbps speeds across fixed-wireless network


Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has attained speeds of 1.1Gbps download and 165.6Mbps upload across its fixed-wireless network during a series of live trials in regional Victoria in partnership with Ericsson, NetComm Wireless, and Qualcomm. The tests were conducted in March at a Ballarat campus of Yuille Park Community ...

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Indigo subsea cable construction locked in with Alcatel contract


The construction of Asia-Pacific fibre infrastructure company Superloop’s Indigo subsea cable system has reached a contractually binding status following Alcatel Submarine Networks entering a system supply agreement. The agreement makes the submarine cable system supply and construction binding for all parties, as well as the process of bringing it into ...

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Five things I learned building a new Wi-Fi network


Getting a Wi-Fi network up and running is easy, but putting in place frustration-free Wi-Fi takes thought, planning, and new hardware. Must read: How to put an end to Wi-Fi frustrations Regular readers will know that I’ve been busy kitting out the PC Doc HQ with a new Wi-Fi system. ...

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UPS, Zebra customize beacons to cut package loading errors


UPS said it is implementing custom beacons with Zebra Technologies to prevent errors in delivery and “misloaded” packages. The initiative, called Preload Smart Scan, uses Bluetooth beacons that connect to package scanning devices worn by UPS employees loading packages. Here’s how the beacons work: The scanner — programmed to know ...

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