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Telstra CEO: 2018 will be big for 5G

Telstra CEO Andy Penn at CES 2018 in Las Vegas (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) 5G will be the watchword of 2018, with Telstra CEO Andy Penn telling ZDNet at CES 2018 that this year will bring further standardisation, spectrum allocation, and wide-scale trials across the globe. CES 2018 The Big Trends ...

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​Cisco and Hyundai promise hyperconnected car for 2019

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Networking giant Cisco and motor company Hyundai are working together on high-end ‘hyperconnected’ cars, which they say will launch in 2019. The two companies teamed up in 2016 to develop a new in-car network, which will offer over-the-air updates for services and accelerate the time it takes ...

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AT&T plans to monitor bridge, infrastructure health via IoT

Video: Louisville mayor Greg Fischer discusses smart cities at CES 2017: AT&T said it is launching a service to monitor infrastructure such as bridges, roadways, and railways for smart city and Internet of Things deployments. The effort comes as multiple carriers and technology vendors are targeting smart cities. AT&T’s Smart ...

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With WPA3, Wi-Fi security is about to get a lot tougher

At last, Wi-Fi security — or lack of — is about to get its day in the sun. The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry body made up of device makers including Apple, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, announced Monday its next-generation wireless network security standard, WPA3. The standard will replace WPA2, a near-two ...

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Verizon acquires Niddel for threat detection with machine learning

Verizon on Friday said it acquired privately-held company Niddel to boost its security detection and response for enterprise customers. Founded in 2014, Niddel hunts threats with machine learning, identifying potentially infected or compromised machines in an organization’s network. Verizon didn’t disclose terms of the deal. The carrier said Niddel’s technology ...

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AT&T's FirstNet enlists all 50 states for first responder network

AT&T said Friday all 50 US states including Washington DC, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico have opted-in to its FirstNet communications network for first responders. FirstNet aims to provide a nationwide broadband network for America’s public safety community “with access to new technologies and increased capacity and reliability for ...

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LG, Here partner to provide telematics for self-driving cars

LG and Here, the company behind Here Maps, have partnered to combine LG’s telematics technology and Here’s location services to create a data communications hub for automated and fully autonomous cars. The companies will combine their tech to beam data from cameras, radars, lidars, and other sensors on autonomous cars ...

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ACCC kicks off NBN wholesale service levels inquiry

(Image: ACCC) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published its discussion paper investigating the National Broadband Network (NBN) company’s wholesale service standards. NBN’s wholesale service standard levels are presently set out in its commercial agreements with retail service providers (RSPs), and include performance and operational objectives and targets ...

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