Reset Australia says 'Google’s egregious threats prove regulation is long overdue' Although Google has come to a deal to pay French publishers for news. Google Australia is threatening to withdraw Google Search and services from Australia, with Reset Australia's Chris Cooper suggesting regulation is the answer.

22nd January 2021

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Perth stadium goes 5G with Optus Optus has switched on 5G at Perth’s Optus stadium, giving sports and concert viewing fans 5G connectivity throughout key areas of the stadium.  

21st January 2021

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'World first': 5Gbps download speed over 5G achieved by Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm Over at Telstra's 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm have “announced the successful completion of a new 5G maximum download speed record on a commercial network of 5Gbps for a single user” via a 5G NR data call.  

20th January 2021

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Mobile roaming recovery to take three years: analyst Turning the phrase "Netflix and Chill" on its head, Analyst firm Juniper Research has predicted it will take three years for mobile roaming activity to recover from the effects of travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

19th January 2021

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Chilling news: Finder says 'one in three streamers experience buffering issues regularly' Turning the phrase "Netflix and Chill" on its head, Finder says that buffering issues experienced by those watching streaming media services are suffering from "Netflix and freeze".  

18th January 2021

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Leading Edge Data Centres signs infrastructure deal with NBN Co Leading Edge Data Centres has reached an agreement with the NBN Co to build infrastructure for all RSPs to connect to its data centres in regional Australia.  

15th January 2021

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50% of Australians now covered by Telstra 5G in 'major rollout milestone' With one in two Aussies now living in Telstra's 5G coverage footprint, Telstra says this progress shows it is on track to "expand coverage to 75% of the population by the middle of the year" as it adds thousands of 5G devices to its network every week.  

14th January 2021

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nbn claims '5G long-range transmission world record' for fixed wireless Claiming a "world-record" for long-range 5G transmission using mmWave technology, Australia's government-owned National Broadband Network company is actively developing "new options to further optimise the performance and customer experience of the nbn Fixed Wireless network".

13th January 2021

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Battery backup remains essential for telecommunications resilience Research firm Venture Insights points out that in south-east Australia's 2019-20 bushfires, about 88% of the telecommunications outages were caused by loss of power outages and only 1% were due to direct fire damage, which implies that better power backups could significantly reduce outages.

12th January 2021

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OpenRAN project will not produce solution in the short term, says expert A technologist and inventor has poured cold water on the oft-touted notion that the Open Radio Access Network Policy Coalition — better known as the OpenRAN coalition — will produce anything in the short term to replace products from Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies, which the US and many of its allies have banned from their 5G networks.

11th January 2021

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