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South Australia's GigCity plan is not what it seems

(Screenshot: Stilgherrian/ZDNet) Hardcore fibre fundamentalists will doubtless see Tuesday’s announcement by the South Australian government as a dream come true. Gigabit fibre to the premises (FttP) broadband, and cheaper than the National Broadband Network. Hurrah! Except it’s not quite that. What we actually have is nothing more than a two-page ...

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Australian 4G climbs global ranks: OpenSignal

Telecommunications coverage mapping company OpenSignal has released its LTE report for the final quarter of 2017, revealing that Australia climbed the ranks across both speeds and availability. According to the report, Australia rose by three places to rank seventh globally in terms of average download speeds, and rose six places ...

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Verizon will lock phones despite FCC rules against it

In the spring Verizon will keep its phones locked for an unspecified period after purchase. Image: Verizon Wireless US wireless carrier Verizon will soon stop selling phones unlocked, meaning customers won’t be able to swap SIM cards and use their phone on different carriers either in the US or internationally. ...

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Verizon completes 5G call using 3GPP standards

File photo Verizon on Monday said it’s the first carrier to conduct an over-the-air call on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system using its licensed millimeter wave spectrum. Verizon said the test was conducted in Murray Hill, NJ using Nokia 5G network technology on a 5G NR prototype device ...

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