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Selling NBN Co as monopoly definition of insanity: ex NBN CTO Selling the NBN Co to a private entity as a monopoly would be the worst way to ensure that the network is upgraded, a network expert says, adding that if the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results, the privatising NBN Co as a monopoly would definitely qualify.

20th July 2020

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Xenophon: Ericsson confirmed Panda supply in parliamentary hearing Former Independent senator Nick Xenophon has accused both Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson and local telco Telstra of "engaging in Olympic class word games" to avoid an inconvenient truth: their 5G equipment is being manufactured in China with a joint-venture partner cited by the US as being under the thumb of the People's Liberation Army.

15th July 2020

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Xenophon asks why Telstra not facing queries over 5G gear source Former Independent senator Nick Xenophon has put the cat among the pigeons, pointing out that while Chinese vendor Huawei has been banned from supplying gear to the 5G networks, Telstra, which gets its 5G gear from a joint-venture arrangement between Ericsson and Panda Electronics, faces no such strictures.

13th July 2020

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RTI, NEC complete Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System Undersea cable owner RTI Connectivity and ICT services giant NEC have announced the successful completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System, JGA North - with approximately 2,700 kilometres of cable which lands in Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam, and extends the cable's reach to both Sydney's Central Business District and Australia's Sunshine Coast.

6th July 2020

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Optus testing 5G mmWave technology with Ericsson, first call completed Australia’s second biggest telco Singtel Optus has started testing 5G mmWave technology with Sweden's Ericsson, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

30th June 2020

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Akamai says it mitigated largest PPS attack DDoS Content delivery network Akamai says it has mitigated the largest packet per second distributed denial of service attack recorded on its platform, with the attack generating 809 million packets per second and targeting a large European bank.

26th June 2020

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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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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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O2 5G Ericsson deal, pressures other UK telcos to pick supplier British telco O2 has decided to expand its use of equipment from Swedish firm Ericsson to upgrade its 5G network, and in so doing has put pressure on the other three mobile telcos in the UK to declare their hands.

11th June 2020