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Optus second quarter continues NBN and postpaid customer growth

Optus has posted another solid but not spectacular quarter, with the telco seeing its operating revenue remain flat and earnings grow on the back of reduced expenses. For the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a 4.4 percent year-on-year (YoY) increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation ...

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Fujitsu trials 5G antenna system

(Image: Fujitsu) Fujitsu has kicked off a field trial of its 5G ultra high-density distributed antenna technology and tests of simultaneous high-speed transmission of high-res video using the antenna system, in partnership with NTT DoCoMo. The trial takes place at a 5G testing site at the Fujitsu Shin-Kawasaki Technology Square, ...

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Google reduces Cloud latency with updated Andromeda SDN stack

Video: Moving to the cloud? There’s more than Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Google on Wednesday took the wraps off latest version of its Andromeda, the a software-defined network (SDN) stack that underpins the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With this release, packets on the network are able to securely bypass the ...

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T-Mobile, Sprint call it quits on merger talks

T-Mobile and Sprint won’t be merging after all. The companies said Saturday in a statement that they have ceased merger talks because they “were unable to find mutually agreeable terms.” T-Mobile and Sprint have been rumored to be merger partners for years. The latest round of talks got so close ...

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Myriota brings satellite IoT to regional Australia

(Image: Ben McPherson/Myriota) Internet of Things (IoT) technology startup Myriota claims to have solved the satellite connectivity challenges of access, scale, battery life, and cost to provide links for devices in regional areas of Australia. Based in South Australia, Myriota spent seven years on research and development for a transmitter ...

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Hawaiki begins laying Pacific subsea cable

TE SubCom’s Responder ship (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has begun being laid, with the 15,000km subsea cable connecting Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States launching from Sydney. TE SubCom’s Responder ship, currently berthed in Sydney, ...

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Telstra to introduce unlimited NBN data plans

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has said the company will be introducing an unlimited broadband data plan in the coming weeks, alongside a doubling of data for users who pay less than AU$99 per month. “Later this month, we will be introducing unlimited data on our AU$99 and above plans for ...

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