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Ericsson unveils small cell solutions

Ericsson’s Strand-Mount Unit (Image: Ericsson) Ericsson has unveiled three new small cell solutions that it says will help prepare networks for the launch of 5G as well as Internet of Things (IoT) uptake by extending coverage and capacity using LTE/5G tight interworking. The networking giant labelled its new small cell ...

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Vodafone unveils NBN plans

(Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced its National Broadband Network (NBN) plans and inclusions ahead of an internal trial across 300 premises and an initial launch later this year. “We’re in the final stages of testing our network now; we’ve built it all, so we’re in the process of making ...

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Qantas to accelerate in-flight Wi-Fi rollout

(Image: Kurt Ams/Supplied) Qantas has announced that it will accelerate its rollout of Wi-Fi services on its domestic Airbus 330 and Boeing 737 aircraft late next month following the completion of its trial along with regulatory approval for the service. “Our investment in free in-flight Wi-Fi will ramp up from ...

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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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