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Optus confirms mobile outage

(Image: Optus) Optus has confirmed that its mobile network is experiencing an outage across Australia. “Some Optus customers this morning may have been experiencing intermittent disruptions to their mobile services,” an Optus spokesperson said on Friday. “We have been progressively restoring services since 10am. “We apologise to our customers for ...

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Telstra CTO unveils cells on wings

Telstra CTO Hakan Eriksson (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Telstra has announced that it is designing and testing drones kitted out with small cells to be used as portable mobile base stations that provide 4GX coverage to a wide area. The telco, which has dubbed the offering a “cell on wings”, said ...

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Telstra smart cities the focus of next 5G launch

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Telstra’s next 5G launch will be based around smart cities, Telstra ED of Network and Infrastructure Engineering Channa Seneviratne has revealed, with the telco choosing each of its 200 initial launch sites for showcasing different use cases. “We will launch another regional centre which I can’t name ...

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​SK Telecom launches 4.8Gbps Wi-Fi

SK Telecom has launched a Wi-Fi offering that supports up to 4.8Gbps in data transfer speed, the company has announced. The Wi-Fi product, dubbed T Wi-Fi AX, is based on the 802.11.ax standard and is almost four times faster than 802.11ac Wave 1, which was commercialised in 2013 and supports ...

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ANU touts tiny camera lens for quantum information transfer

The Australian National University (ANU) has announced the invention of a tiny camera lens it hopes will have application in quantum computing. The unconventional lens, invented by an international team of researchers led by ANU, is 100 times thinner than a human hair. The university believes the invention could in ...

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MWCA: Sprint upgrades its Magic Box for faster speeds

Sprint has announced an upgrade of its Magic Box, with an improved antenna for 25 percent faster speeds than the previous device. The Sprint Magic Box Generation 3, which will become available later this year, also has a faster start-up process and is smaller, allowing users to plug it in ...

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Intel partners with Nokia and Ericsson on 5G worldwide

Intel has revealed that its technology will be used by both Nokia and Ericsson in the first series of 5G deployments globally. “Intel is powering the first wave of 5G networks,” Intel SVP of 5G and Network Platform Group Sandra Rivera announced during the Intel 5G Summit in Los Angeles ...

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​Symantec-secured website shutdown coming soon

I was trying to transfer money from PayPal this week when Chrome blocked me from the site. “Now what?” I thought. Then, I remembered I was running Chrome 70, the canary version of the web browser. And, that Chrome, along with Firefox, was set to distrust Symantec TLS certificates with ...

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