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Telstra and Microsoft digital partnership extended With the partnership billed as signalling "new generation digital foundations for Australian businesses", Microsoft will help Telstra set up "one of Australia’s largest digital twins", with emissions reduction initiatives, and the continued driving of digitally transformative operational models.

25th September 2020

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Mobile business messaging traffic to reach 2.7 trillion Mobile business messaging traffic is forecast to reach 2.7 trillion this year, up from 2.5 trillion last year, driven primarily by growth in the retail sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

18th September 2020

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Global 5G smartphone shipments set to hit 278m units in 2020 Global 5G smartphone shipments in 2020 will reach 278 million units in 2020, with 62% of these being in Greater China technology analyst firm Canalys says, but the overall smartphone volume will drop 10.7% year-on-year.

14th September 2020

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Huawei positions own mobile OS, HarmonyOS, as rival to Android Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will release its own mobile operating system, HarmonyOS, by year-end and position it as an alternative to Google's Android mobile operating system, a senior company official told a developers' conference in Dongguan on Thursday. The conference was streamed live on YouTube.

11th September 2020

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MNF Enterprise to provide IP-based telecoms to Government Communications provider MNF Enterprise has been selected as a preferred supplier to the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) telecommunications marketplace.

10th September 2020

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Australia finishes 62nd in world broadband speed rankings, NZ stands 23rd Australia has fared poorly among nations that managed to qualify for the 2020 Worldwide Broadband Speed League which looked at the speeds in 221 countries, being ranked 62nd with an average download speed of 25.65Mbps, and trailing New Zealand which finished 23rd with an average of 66.66Mbps.

4th September 2020

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Macquarie Telecom seals new deal with Southern Cross Care WA Macquarie Telecom has signed a new deal with aged care provider Southern Cross Care Western Australia (SCCWA), facilitating improved connectivity for its senior residents and staff, while lowering operational costs.

3rd September 2020

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NBN Co says low FttN speeds due to co-existence of legacy services The NBN Co has responded to the Australian Labor Party's query as to why many FttN services cannot attain the promised minimum 25Mbps download speeds, by pointing out that the main reason is because of the co-existence of legacy services.

2nd September 2020

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Big 4 telcos breached NBN service continuity rules, says ACMA The ACMA has blasted Telstra, Optus, TPG and Dodo for letting down their customers, finding all of the telcos in breach of consumer protection rules after more than 1,500 of their customers were left without services while trying to migrate to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

1st September 2020

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Global smartphone sales plummet 20% in second quarter Global sales of smartphones fell by a fifth (20.4%) in the second quarter of the year, the technology research firm Gartner says, adding that this meant only 295 million units were sold during the period.

26th August 2020