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Ericsson CEO launches innovation centre in Melbourne

(Image: Ericsson) Ericsson has launched an innovation centre in Melbourne, with the CEO of the Swedish networking giant telling ZDNet that it is designed to drive technology development for both Ericsson and its partners. The new innovation centre, part of the global Ericsson One program, will be used by smaller ...

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NBN chair rules out network write-down

(Image: NBN) The chair of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) has attempted to hose down calls for a write-down of the network, telling Senate Estimates on Tuesday night that write-downs are not within the purview of management or government, and are driven by accounting rules. “The ability to properly value ...

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Telcos flailing against tide to turn into dumb pipes

(Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) It’s a funny quirk of 21st century economics that public companies can be profitable, but just not profitable enough, and few sectors feel the need to reinvent themselves into super-profit machines more than telecommunications carriers. In the modern day, it is an exceptional listed company that is ...

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iPhone XR Australian pricing

Pricing for the iPhone XR has been revealed alongside pre-orders ahead of launch on October 26 by Australia’s three mobile carriers, as well as by Apple Australia. Buying the iPhone XR outright from Apple will cost Australians AU$1,229 for the 64GB model, AU$1,299 for the 128GB version, and AU$1,479 for ...

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Google ponders the shortcomings of machine learning

Critics of the current mode of artificial intelligence technology have grown louder in the last couple of years, and this week, Google, one of the biggest commercial beneficiaries of the current vogue, offered a response, if, perhaps, not an answer, to the critics. In a paper published by the Google ...

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Telstra calls for near halving of NBN wholesale price

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Australia’s incumbent carrier has said something needs to give when it comes to reselling services on the National Broadband Network (NBN), as current arrangements are unsustainable. Speaking to shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in Sydney on Tuesday, CEO Andy Penn said Australians are paying some ...

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Telco complaints 'turning the corner': TIO

While complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) were up marginally for the year, they began dropping in the final quarter including across the National Broadband Network (NBN), the 2018 annual report has revealed. Complaints increased by 6.2 percent year on year, but dropped by 17.8 percent quarter on quarter ...

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