IMPROVED ACCESS TO KEY ONLINE SERVICES DURING COVID, SAYS ACCC  Increased broadband speeds have improved performances of popular streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube during mid-September and October when compared to a pre-COVID baseline of February 2020, according to the ACCC.

10th December 2020

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EXCLUSIVE: 5G TO TRANSFORM THE ‘NEW NORMAL’ POST COVID-19 Chris Althaus, CEO of ATMA, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association notes that 2021 has been touted as the ‘Year of 5G’, with mobile telecommunications through the 4G/5G ecosystem to continue providing all important connectivity, applications & services that will help enable Australia to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

9th December 2020

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S&P REVISES OPTUS OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE, A- RATING AFFIRMED Global ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has downgraded its outlook for telco Optus to negative, following a similar rating action on its parent, Singapore Telecommunications.

8th December 2020

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At its meeting on 5 November 2020 the Board of TelSoc awarded Life Membership of the Society to its immediate past President, Professor Reg Coutts.

7th December 2020

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RECORD 1GBPS OVER 6.5KM ACHIEVED ON 5G MMWAVE An Italian trial of 5G mmWave for fixed wireless has achieved a record 1Gbps over 6.5km. DESPITE US SANCTIONS, HUAWEI AND ZTE INCREASE 5G MARKET SHARE Despite the American sanctions against them, Chinese 5G suppliers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation have increased their market share in the first three quarters of 2020, a study by the California-based Dell'Oro group says.

7th December 2020

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BROADBAND SPEEDS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE DURING PANDEMIC, ACCC FINDS Broadband speeds have been hitting records during the pandemic, with RSPs now able to deliver almost 94% of the plan speed during the peak evening hours, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says.

4th December 2020

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NBN CO TAKES ON ANOTHER $1.2B OF DEBT OVER FIVE YEARS The NBN Co, the body rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has taken on another $1.2 billion of debt at 1% over five years. OPTUS REORGANISES CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO REMOVE 'CONTACT CENTRE RUN-AROUND' Telco Singtel Optus has announced the creation of a "Community of Experts" which will result in every customer being moved to a dedicated team within six months.

3rd December 2020

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Keynote Video: Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon 888 SoC with 3rd-gen 5G chip Qualcomm’s answer to Apple’s A14 processor, and those of Huawei, Samsung & others has arrived, with the lucky-numbered 888 5G Mobile Platform delivering what Qualcomm claims are giant leaps in all the important areas – AI, 5G, photography, gaming, Wi-Fi and much more.

2nd December 2020

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Remote working poses growing security threat from cyber criminals The accelerated shift towards remote working will contijue to create new opportunities for cyber attacks in the year ahead, according to one global security firm.

1st December 2020

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Australia's cyber security spendign soaring to $7.6B by 2024 This year alone, Australians spent approximately $5.6B on cyber security from both local and int’l providers, with spending expected to increase to $7.6Bby 2024, according to a new report.

30th November 2020

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