Third of smartphone users will spend 20% less on next device: survey One in three smartphone users will cut their spending on their next device by a fifth or more, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this was due to the reduction in economic activity across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

24th June 2020

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TelSoc and Huawei jointly invite you to our webinar and launch of our joint discussion paper ‘The Gigabit Gap’ on Monday 29th June at 1100. With the volume rollout of the National Broadband Network being completed in the coming days there are crucial questions over what happens now with Australia’s largest ever infrastructure project.

23rd June 2020

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Huawei slams Turnbull for linking cyber attacks to 5G ban Huawei Australia has hit back at claims by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Australian Financial Review, labelling the claim as an attempt to justify his government’s ban on Huawei “delivering the world’s best 5G in Australia”.

23rd June 2020

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Budde calls on govt to issue plan for next stage of NBN The Federal Government needs to draft a statement of expectation as to what it expects to happen to the national broadband network next, after the network rollout is officially over at the end of the month, veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, adding that otherwise Australia will continue to languish in the broadband wilderness.

22nd June 2020

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Australia hit by major cyber attack, says Morrison Government and private institutions in Australia have been hit by a massive cyber attack by a state-based actor, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

19th June 2020

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OPPO India live launch cancelled after Indo-China border clashes Chinese smartphone maker OPPO cancelled a live online launch planned in India on Wednesday for its flagship Find X2 5G phones, after a border clash between the two countries led to calls from Indian trader groups to boycott Chinese products.

18th June 2020

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COVID-19 boosts 5G global subscription forecasts The forecast number of 5G subscriptions worldwide by 2025 has been raised from 2.6 billion to 2.8 billion, with telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson attributing the additional growth to an increasing number of 5G subscriptions as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

17th June 2020

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Australians flock to ‘buy local’ online during COVID 19 Online shopping activities have increased since the COVID-19 crisis began, with a groundswell of support from consumers wanting to “buy local”, according to a new study by National Broadband Network operators NBN Co.

16th June 2020

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Some of you may have difficulty reading HTLM emails from TelSoc - we are looking into this. For that reason, I am sending this reminder in plain text.

15th June 2020

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The NBN is done. Does the NBN now need to be redone? COMMENT: Barring a major catastrophe, the Coalition Government will be able to announce within a fortnight or so that it has completed the rollout of the national broadband network, meeting its target. One can only hope that, at the same time, there will be an announcement about how the network will be upgraded.

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