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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Negative business climate ends Huawei sponsorship of Raiders Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies says it will end its role as a major sponsor of the NRL team Canberra Raiders after this season due to a negative business environment.

31st August 2020

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SMARTPHONE SHIPMENTS IN 2020 SEEN FALLING BY 10%: IDC Global smartphone shipments are expected to drop by nearly 10% this year, the tech analyst firm IDC says, forecasting growth in 2021 largely due to shipments of 5G devices

28th August 2020

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Australia's average 5G speed third among 12: OpenSignal Australia's average 5G download speed is third among the leading 12 5G markets studied by analytics firm OpenSignal, with Saudi Arabia, unexpectedly, top and South Korea second. Macquarie profit dips despite revenue growth Macquarie Telecom Group has suffered a 17.5% drop in net profit for the full year 2020, despite increasing revenue by 8% to $266.2 million for the year.

27th August 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

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realme's Yang says company focusing on three key smartphone features The managing director of the Chinese smartphone company realme in Australia says there are three features that smartphone buyers across the globe look for: a large screen, a big battery and a premium camera.

25th August 2020

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New cabling products, wireless rules unveiled by Communications Alliance New rules for telecommunications customer premises cabling products and wiring have been published by telecoms lobby group Communications Alliance. Circles.Life launches $1 mobile plan for locked down Victoria Digital telco Circles.Life has launched a $1 mobile plan which it says will aid cash-strapped Victorians doing it tough during the COVID-19 lockdown.

24th August 2020

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Customers more satisfied with pre-paid mobiles than post-paid Pre-paid mobile phones are gaining in customer satisfaction, overtaking post-paid plans for the first time, the research firm Roy Morgan claims, adding that the change has come about in the last 12 months.

21st August 2020

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