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ACMA inquiry likely to be a waste of time
COMMENT: Will the inquiry that the Australian Communications and Media Authority has been asked to carry out into the malfunctioning NBN end up doing any good?

Get ready for upcoming mobile broadband, 4G, 5G spectrum auction: ACMA

Vodafone incurs losses but invests $2 billion to boost mobile network

Vodafone gateway goes beyond NBN frontier with 4G backup
Just like Telstra offered with its hybrid NBN 4G modem in February, so too Vodafone has announced that it is going beyond the final NBN frontier with a 4G backup plan.

ECONOMUSE: The blame game - cutting the gordian knot
Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s solution does not cut it.

The June 2017 issue is now out and we have a range of papers from public policy, history and academia. The growth in the number of papers being published quarterly is a very positive outcome that demonstrates the successful efforts of the editorial team to move the Journal forward.

Cloud gives Ethernet switch market a hammering
The business market for Ethernet switches appears to be feeling the effect of cloud computing, with sales in the first quarter of 2017 falling 21% year-on-year and 12% quarter-on-quarter, data from research firm IDC shows.

Australians want 1Gbps plus Internet speeds says research
Newly commissioned research has found that three in four (76%) Australians want speeds of 1Gbps or more, with two in three people (66% ) claiming it would have a positive effect on their work and leisure time.

Australia 'tells Solomons to drop cable project' after Huawei gets deal
Australia is reportedly putting pressure on the Solomon Islands to withdraw from the Project Honiara undersea cable project after the contract was awarded to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Full-fibre NBN will cost about as much as FttDP: experts
Switching the national broadband network to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology is an interim solution; the correct solution, which will cost about the same, is to go full fibre.

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