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Dissecting ZTE: What it is and what it wants to be

The bad boy of global telecommunications networking is many things, but ZTE is first and foremost a supplier of carrier equipment to telcos — that means base stations and core networking, not handsets. With the fate of the company appearing to rest in the hands and whims of the Trump ...

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Optus and Telstra battle in court over 'unlimited' mobile ads

Australia’s two largest telcos have kicked off a second court battle over mobile advertising, with Optus this time taking aim at Telstra’s “unlimited” ads and seeking permanent injunctive relief preventing Telstra from using the word. During a hearing in the Australian Federal Court on Friday, Telstra’s billboard and online ads ...

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Cisco posts solid Q3 as it grows software business

Cisco published its third quarter financial results on Wednesday, coming in just ahead of market expectations. Non-GAAP net income came to $3.2 billion or earnings of 66 cents per share. The networking giant posted revenue of $12.5 billion, up 4 percent year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings ...

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Trump reverses course on ZTE, citing job losses in China

Trump signs an executive order earlier this year. (Image: file photo) United States President Donald Trump has characteristically taken to Twitter to announce that he has directed the US Department of Commerce to allow ZTE to operate again. “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive ...

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5G spectrum changes could impact weather radars

(Image: Bureau of Meteorology) Moving wireless providers to the 5.6GHz band thanks to the upcoming 5G spectrum auction on the 3.6GHz band could impact weather satellites across most of the nation, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has said. “The Bureau of Meteorology is concerned the reallocation of Wireless Internet Service ...

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Telstra ends sale of ZTE white-labelled devices

(Image: Telstra) special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce. Read More Australian telco behemoth Telstra ...

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Telstra announces A-League broadcast deal

(Image: FFA) Telstra has announced securing the digital broadcast rights of Australia’s A-League football tournament out to 2023 through a sub-licensing deal with Fox Sports and Foxtel, with the telco to live stream the games via an app. Announcing the deal on Thursday with Football Federation Australia (FFA), Telstra said ...

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Dell taking dedicated Isilon NAS instances to Google Cloud

Google and Dell have teamed up to offer Isilon NAS instances within the Google Cloud Platform, the companies have announced at Dell Technologies World on Monday. Under the offering, Dell said it will provide 24×7 monitoring and maintenance to the dedicated Isilon instances, with management still happening under the OneFS ...

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