Opensignal's Australian 5G user experience report April 2021 - Telstra the outright winner In the Australian battle for 5G supremacy, Telstra comes out on top, but despite Optus claiming the fastest 5G in Sydney and Melbourne, Opensignal appoints them both as joint 5G download speed winners.

30th April 2021

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NBN Co wholesale pricing model needs structural change: Budde The NBN Co needs to undertake a structural change to its wholesale pricing model that takes into account the changing nature of broadband use in the wake of the pandemic, independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.

29th April 2021

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NBN Co's Pricing Review 2021 Consultation Paper: more data, 12 month soft cap and more NBN Co is proposing a soft cap on variable data capacity charges, more generous data inclusions and says it will progress long-term pricing reform through a Special Access Undertaking (SAU) variation consultation with industry and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

28th April 2021

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iPhone 12 5G access now available on when using TWO SIMs Before iOS 14.5, it was not possible to use 5G data connectivity on an iPhone 12 when using both the eSIM and a second physical SIM, but as you can see from the attached image, iOS 14.5 has solved this problem.

27th April 2021

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Monash Uni research highlights potential for Mobile phone signals to Measure bushfire smoke levels A breakthrough study led by Monash University has shown the great potential for mobile phone signals and data to be used in the detection and measurement of bushfire smoke concentrations.

26th April 2021

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ACMA details outcome of 5G millimetre Wave spectrum auction Five companies have won spectrum in the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s latest spectrum auction in the 26 GHz band. The 26 GHz band has been identified as optimal for the delivery of 5G wireless broadband services.

23rd April 2021

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Aussie companies unite to create 'world-first' data centre site selection tool  Design, engineering and advisory firm Aurecon and property design platform Archistar have joined forces to combine Aurecon's proprietary engineering data with Archistar's Workspace software, creating what the companies describe as a world-first digital tool for data centre site selection.

22nd April 2021

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Dear TelSoc Member, Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne (we skipped 2020!) to commemorate the distinguished but scarcely known Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat. This year as Orator we have an experienced engineer explaining to us why the past is important to the future. David Piltz, Senior Engineer & Executive, Telstra

22nd April 2021

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Apple's Spring Loaded event: a MUST-WATCH masterclass in technology  Stop whatever you're doing right now, and watch Apple's hour-long event showcasing a stunning new 24-inch M1 iMac, an M1-equipped iPad Pro with Liquid Retina display, a more powerful Apple TV 4K and redesigned Siri remote, AirTags, a new purple colour for the iPhone 12 and 12 mini, a new podcast app and more!

21st April 2021

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Australia drops in APAC rankings for highest level of DDoS attacks Australia has dropped from fourth place to eighth place on the list of APAC countries with the highest levels of DDoS attack activity from Q4 2020.

20th April 2021

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