Australia's broadband network in a diabolical position after 'completion', says expert An academic, who was part of the advisory panel for the NBN for the Labor Party, says Australia is now in a diabolical position as far as its broadband network goes, despite all the self-congratulatory rhetoric about how the network has been delivered on time and how it is holding up under the strain of extra traffic due to people working from home.

7th July 2020

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RTI, NEC complete Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System Undersea cable owner RTI Connectivity and ICT services giant NEC have announced the successful completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System, JGA North - with approximately 2,700 kilometres of cable which lands in Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam, and extends the cable's reach to both Sydney's Central Business District and Australia's Sunshine Coast.

6th July 2020

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Optus to launch ‘game-changing’ satellite in 2023 In what is claimed will be a world first, Australia's second largest telco operator Optus has contracted with Airbus Defence and Space for a new OneSat software-defined satellite.

3rd July 2020

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Alice Springs gets first Indigenous satellite ground station Two state-of-the-art commercial satellite ground stations have been built in Alice Springs with funds from Indigenous Business Australia, the first such facility on Aboriginal-owned land.

2nd July 2020

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1st July 2020

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Optus testing 5G mmWave technology with Ericsson, first call completed Australia’s second biggest telco Singtel Optus has started testing 5G mmWave technology with Sweden's Ericsson, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

30th June 2020

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NSW Central Coast train stations now have free WiFi Free Wi-Fi is now available at 19 train stations on the rail line from Hornsby to Wyong in New South Wales, with Northern Sydney and Central Coast residents in the State getting greater connectivity on their daily commute.

29th June 2020

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Akamai says it mitigated largest PPS attack DDoS Content delivery network Akamai says it has mitigated the largest packet per second distributed denial of service attack recorded on its platform, with the attack generating 809 million packets per second and targeting a large European bank.

26th June 2020

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EME levels near small cell base stations very low, says ACMA Electromagnetic energy (EME) levels at radio transmitters for mobile phone services at small cell sites across Australia are very low, according to a new report by the telecommunications regulator ACMA.

25th June 2020

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Third of smartphone users will spend 20% less on next device: survey One in three smartphone users will cut their spending on their next device by a fifth or more, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this was due to the reduction in economic activity across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

24th June 2020

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