University of Birmingham researchers invent new beam-steering antenna University of Birmingham’s School of Engineering researchers have discovered a new beam-steering antenna that increases data transmission efficiency for ‘beyond 5G’, opening a range of frequencies for mobile communications that are inaccessible to current technologies.

7th June 2022


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


Apple warns of global iPhone shortage due to coronavirus Tech behemoth Apple has issued a second earnings guidance for its second quarter, warning of a shortage of iPhones around the globe due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in China.

18th February 2020


AARNet launches live high bandwidth services on Indigo subsea cable Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has launched live high-bandwidth services delivering more than one Terabit per second for research and education on its spectrum of the new Indigo subsea cable system connecting Sydney, Perth and Singapore.

19th September 2019

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AARNet, Cisco achieve 600Gbps speeds on production network Australia's Academic and Research Network and global networking vendor Cisco have conducted a successful test of transmitting data at 600Gbps on the AARNet production network, using the Cisco Network Convergence System 1004.

8th March 2019


Telstra union says Telstra customer service to get 'horrendous as jobs axed' The union representing Telstra workers says "Telstra’s already poor customer satisfaction levels will go from bad to horrendous if the telco pushes ahead with its plans to axe 8000 jobs".

24th July 2018


Optus extends NT mobile coverage with ?innovative? small cell technology Optus is boosting mobile coverage for locals and travellers across 12 remote locations in the Northern Territory with the introduction of cells that provide mobile coverage through its satellites.

26th August 2016


More data, more international calls with amaysim release; Amaysim?s plan change upside comes with '13th month' downside; Symbio ramps up NZ business expansion; Dropbox free for on-net for Australian research and education institutions; BT, Intel collaborating on next gen security; Nextgen connects to NextDC?s AVONVX.

3rd March 2016


Chris Hancock was appointed in 2004 as chief executive officer of AARNet, Australia?s Academic Research Network that brought the first Internet connection to the nation in 1989. The not-for-profit AARNet Pty Ltd now manages the Australian Research and Education Network (AREN) providing high capacity infrastructure and services to research, education, training, cultural and scientific institutions. Hancock's previous experience spans senior management positions in the telecommunications sector...

November 2012