AARNet joins international cybersecurity partnership Higher education organisations in four countries have teamed up to help prevent and mitigate cyber attacks on their sector. Optus, OPPO & Ericsson trumpet success of voice call over 5G standalone network Optus in collaboration with Ericsson and OPPO, have doubled down on 5G advancements, announcing a successful completion of a voice call over a commercial 5G standalone network.

26th May 2021

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Apple launches new updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac iOS, iPadOS and tvOS 14.6 have launched today, as have watchOS 7.5 and macOS 11.4, so update now!

25th May 2021

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iPhone 12 models capture a third of global smartphone revenue in 1Q2021 The iPhone 12 has dominated the best-sellers list for the first quarter of 2021, both in terms of volume and revenue, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.

24th May 2021

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TelSoc Members, We have an interesting forum online on Tuesday lunchtime on how NBN Co could benefit from integrating 5G into the broadband mix. 5G is often misunderstood as just the next generation of mobiles; it is far more. The 5G "core" will be the architecture for both mobile and fixed networks over the next few years. It is not only a threat to fixed networks, but also opens new opportunities.

21st May 2021

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Apologies for no CommsWire yesterday, our mail server had a hiccup, but we're back online today! Very high speed NBN plans gaining ground: ACCC A record number of Australian households have moved to very high speed NBN plans, according to the ACCC, with the number of connections in the 500Mbps to 1000Mbps space growing from 9924 to 83,000 by the end of March.

21st May 2021

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Dear TelSoc Members, The IET Retired Group in SA has organised an interesting lecture from sonnenBatterie and they have kindly included TelSoc Members free-of-charge. Here is the invitation from Don Grigg and a flyer on the event (including a link). I for one am interested for my home system, but obviously there is interest for cell sites, nodes and small exchanges. Tim Herring, Executive Director TelSoc ---------------------------------------------------

19th May 2021

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'Wirepas' claims world’s first non-cellular 5G technology Claiming to set a new global standard for IoT, Wirepas says it has developed an infrastructure-less and autonomous technology, becoming “the first non-cellular 5G.” Optus, Curtin Uni launch 5G lab; demonstrate use cases Western Australia's first industry-university 5G laboratory has opened, with telco Singtel Optus and Curtin University showcasing some 5G uses.

19th May 2021

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Cybercrime thrives during pandemic, phishing, ransomware and web app attacks on the rise: Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report The Verizon Business 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (2021 DBIR) examines more breaches than ever before, and sheds light on how the most common forms of cyber-attacks affected the international security landscape during the global pandemic.

18th May 2021

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TIO investigation finds poor sales practices, hidden costs and unclear information affecting telco consumers The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s (TIO) latest systemic investigation report "reveals the problems with telco sales practices that can lead to consumers signing up for products or services they don’t understand or need."

17th May 2021

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Comms Alliance says 'decreasing rates of telco complaints continue' in latest Q1 2021 report It's reportedly only a "small decrease" in complaint rates, but at least complaints are down, and not up.

14th May 2021

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