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Deutsche Telekom: 'Impossible' to roll out fibre to every home

(Image: Deutsche Telekom) Deutsche Telekom has defended its use of VDSL vectoring technology across legacy copper lines during its nationwide broadband project, saying it would be “impossible” to build out fibre-to-the-home (FttH) connections across Germany due to time, cost, and construction constraints. “We are committed to vectoring, because it is ...

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Telstra launches Sydney cybersecurity centre

Telstra’s Sydney SOC (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Telstra has launched its Sydney-based cybersecurity centre, with the telecommunications provider also announcing a new “secure internet initiative”. With the latest security operations centre (SOC) officially open for customers from Thursday, Telstra now has centres live in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra ahead of launching ...

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RSPs should advertise based on busy evening speeds: ACCC

(Image: ACCC) Broadband providers should package and advertise their fixed-line services along the lines of evening peak speeds, according to the latest guidance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC’s Broadband Speed Claims: Industry guidance [PDF], published on Monday, outlines four overall guidelines for retail service providers ...

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Optus taking mobile market share from Telstra: Kantar

(Image: Kantar) Optus took mobile market share from Telstra across the prepaid segment during the quarter ending June 30, according to the most recent statistics published by market research company Kantar. According to Kantar, Telstra holds 39.5 percent of the total Australian mobile market, followed by Optus, at 24.2 percent; ...

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Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app

Microsoft is starting to roll out a preview of a redesigned version of its Skype application for Windows and Mac desktop users. (Image: Microsoft) The Skype Desktop preview released today is not the same as the Universal Windows Platform version for Skype for Windows 10. Instead, this is the updated ...

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Cisco's Q4 marred by losses despite revenue beat

Cisco reported in-line fourth quarter financial results Wednesday despite significant segment losses and a weak revenue outlook for the current quarter. The networking giant delivered a net income of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on revenue of $12.1 billion, down 4 ...

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Vodafone overhauls Red post-paid mobile plans

(Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced a refresh of its Red post-paid mobile plans, introducing SIM-only plans and a choice between different monthly instalments while consumers are paying off a handset, as well as allowing them to choose between several add-ons. Under Vodafone’s new plans, customers can buy smartphones outright ...

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MNF plans geographic expansion across APAC

(Image: MNF) Australian retail and wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider MNF Group has detailed its plans for the upcoming financial year, saying it will continue to push growth through geographic expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Such expansion will be driven by its Global Wholesale segment, MNF said, as it invests in ...

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