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5G needed to ease 4G LTE congestion: OpenSignal

(Image: OpenSignal) Download speeds across 4G LTE mobile networks “vary tremendously” during the day due to increasing congestion, a new report from OpenSignal has said, with 5G networks primed to ease this traffic. “Across 77 countries studied, 4G download speeds are between 31.2 Mbps and 5.8 Mbps faster at the ...

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NBN flags frozen HFC connections thawing over the coming months

(Image: APH) Close watchers of the weekly rollout numbers from the company responsible for deploying the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia will note the number of Service Class Zero (SC0) premises had spiked just over a year ago, following the November 2017 pause on selling hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) connections. ...

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NBN finally has a 50Mbps or quicker majority network

(Image: ACCC) The company responsible for deploying the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia can now lay claim to having a network where the majority of its users are on plans of 50Mbps or faster download speeds, according to the latest quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report from the Australian Competition ...

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Aussie Broadband kicks off network upgrade

Aussie Broadband has announced an upgrade of its nationwide core network, as well as purchasing international capacity across subsea cables, with both projects to be complete by late April. The National Broadband Network (NBN) retail service provider said it would be using Cisco’s ASR9K and NCS5500 platforms for the core ...

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T-Mobile Q4 strong as net adds continue to outpace rivals

T-Mobile’s momentum continued in the fourth quarter as the company reduced churn rates for its existing customer base and delivered 2.4 million net adds in the fourth quarter. The wireless carrier, which calls itself an uncarrier, reported fourth quarter net income of $640 million, or 75 cents a share, down ...

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