Optus offers support to customers affected by severe weather events across NSW Optus has announced it will offer a range of support measures for customers impacted by severe weather events across NSW. Telstra outlines process for splitting into three units by end-2021 Australia's biggest telco Telstra has set out a process it will undertake this year to enable a restructure that it outlined in November last year.

22nd March 2021

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Australia well behind New Zealand in broadband download speeds Australia compares poorly to New Zealand when it comes to broadband download speeds, the New Zealand Commerce Commission says in its Annual Telecommunications Monitoring Report, with Kiwis enjoying average download speeds of 67Mbps.

19th March 2021

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PIVOTEL LAUNCHES NEW REMOTE NETWORK SET TO 'REVOLUTIONISE AGRICULTURE SECTOR'  Remote communication solutions provider Pivotel has launched two new 4G community networks in the Wickepin and Mount Barker regions of Western Australia, providing  "vital connectivity to farming families not serviced by reliable mobile coverage." 

18th March 2021

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Microsoft offers mitigation for Exchange attack, silent on alleged code leak Microsoft has offered users of Exchange Server a means of mitigating the so-called ProxyLogon attack, a one-click tool that it says has been tested across the 2013, 2016 and 2019 versions of Exchange Server.

17th March 2021

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Microsoft 365 services take a hit globally after authentication update Microsoft is rolling back an update to its authentication system after access issues surfaced affecting thousands of users worldwide.

16th March 2021

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Opensignal's Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2021 Opensignal has released its Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2021, and while neither Telstra, nor Optus or Vodafone appear in the top two award tiers anywhere in the world, Telstra has beaten Optus in every third-tier award category save one.  

15th March 2021

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One of the many casualties of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic was the cancellation of TelSoc’s Charles Todd Oration in late 2020, a national industry event at which the annual Charles Todd Medal is traditionally awarded. The medal will be (physically) awarded as soon as possible in 2021.

12th March 2021

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Sir Tim's open letter on future of the Net and more, on Web's 32nd birthday Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns that huge digital divide among young people threatens chances of a better post-Covid world.  Hyperscale connectivity drives US $3 Billion in data centre projects by Equinix and JV Partners Equinix xScale data centres provide critical nexus between hyperscale companies and vast ecosystem of Equinix customers.

12th March 2021

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Optus showcases 5G FDD and TDD Carrier Aggregation 'technology leadership' Demonstrating its 5G technology leadership, Optus reports achieving "another 5G milestone by combining 2100 MHz spectrum with 3500 MHz spectrum for the first time, through the use of 5G carrier aggregation and spectrum sharing technology, which will deliver customers with super-fast speeds and increased 5G coverage." 

11th March 2021

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Vocus board backs $3.5b takeover offer from Macquarie-led consortium The Vocus Group board has recommended that its shareholders accept an offer Macquarie’s infrastructure fund and Aware Super to acquire the company at a valuation of $3.5 billion.  

10th March 2021

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