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Optus CEO reveals 5G roadmap

Optus’ outdoor 5G base station (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Optus chief executive officer Allen Lew has outlined the company’s 5G roadmap for the year ahead in an interview with ZDNet, detailing the path it will take to deploy commercial services in January 2019. Speaking at the opening of Optus’ 5G Live ...

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Meta Networks launches secure, cloud-native NaaS platform

Meta Networks’ Meta NaaS platform offers a global backbone, identity-based policy routing, always-on VPN, agent-free connectivity for personal devices, a cloud-delivered security stack, unified policy management, plus visibility, auditing and compliance. Image: Meta Networks As enterprises have fragmented into multi-site operations with increasingly mobile employees who access on-premises and cloud-based ...

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Spark NZ launches IoT network across New Zealand

New Zealand mobile telecommunications company Spark NZ has announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) network, which is currently available in “60 percent of the places New Zealanders live and work.” The LoRaWAN IoT network has been switched on in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North, ...

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Most NBN speed promises actually being delivered: ACCC

National Broadband Network (NBN) retailers are delivering up to 90 percent of their speed tier promises during peak hours, the fixed-line broadband speed monitoring report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found. The first Measuring Broadband Australia report [PDF] showed Telstra, Optus, TPG, and iiNet delivering between ...

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​Juniper's OpenContrail SDN rebranded as Tungsten Fabric

Special Feature Next Generation Networks The rising tides of big data, video, and cloud computing are driving tremendous demand for faster and more efficient networks. We delve into how things like software-defined networks (SDN) and new wireless technologies are enabling business transformation. Read More Sometimes, rebranding is a good thing. ...

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Vodafone expands NBN rollout; launches Vodafone TV

The Vodafone TV (Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced that it is expanding its National Broadband Network (NBN) services to five more areas by April, in addition to unveiling its new NBN pricing plans. “We are now announcing today that we are rolling out to new capital cities. So we’re ...

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Formula 1: How sensor technology is changing the race

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Formula 1 teams are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, with sensors, servers, connectivity, unified communications, and cybersecurity solutions crucial for enabling the analysis of data to improve cars and raceday strategies. We look into how tech companies and connectivity providers like AT&T are helping F1 teams like ...

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