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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.

Optus says it will spend $1b on regional mobile services

Fifield predicts 5G revolution for Australia, ignores NBN

NBN Co and Adtran sign FttC broadband equipment and services deal
NBN Co has inked a deal with US-based networking equipment provider Adtran, in a supply agreement for software, hardware and services, to support the FttC (fibre to the curb) component of the NBN rollout.

Networking expert explains why NBN Co stuck in slow lane

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Australian laws aim to force decryption to fight crime
Australia has announced that it will promulgate laws to force companies like Google and Facebook to decrypt messages sent by suspected terrorists and other criminals.


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