CommsWire - 9 August 2017


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Wireless VR 650% growth massively straining data networks
Said to be equivalent to 3 billion hours of 4K video streaming, wireless VR via smartphone-based and standalone headsets will leave data networks strained, generating 21,000 petabytes of traffic by 2021!

Macquarie Telecom brings ‘first-of-kind’ SD-WAN to Australia
Macquarie Telecom has launched what it says is its first-of-kind SD-WAN service to provide Australian business with new technology enabling intelligent network services, control and visibility.

Streaming VOD, whether free or Subscription VOD, is a hit
Good God, VOD is a hit in the way General Zod never was, with “subscribers” to free and paid services up 30%, and nearly half of those subscribers claiming to “rarely watch Free to Air TV”.

Australia ranks 55th in broadband download speed tests
A test of broadband speeds across 189 countries has found that Australia ranks 55th, well behind New Zealand (30th) and miles behind table-topper Singapore.

Avaya enters plan support agreement to exit chapter 11
California-based telco Avaya has entered into a plan support agreement following its filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.

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