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Germany proposes router security guidelines

The German government published at the start of the month an initial draft for rules on securing Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) routers. Published by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the rules have been put together with input from router vendors, German telecoms, and the German ...

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NTT DoCoMo and Mitsubishi Electric hit 27Gbps 5G speeds in car

NTT DoCoMo has announced attaining 5G speeds of 27Gbps during outdoor trials with Mitsubishi Electric in Kamakura, in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. According to the Japanese carrier, this was the world’s first 5G transmission to exceed a peak speed of 20Gbps using one terminal, with a communication distance of 10 metres ...

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​SK Telecom and Samsung to collaborate on 5G for enterprise

SK Telecom and Samsung will collaborate in 5G research and development as South Korea gears up for the imminent rollout of the next-generation network. Specifically, the two will collaborate in mobility enhancement for 3.5GHz and 28GHz millimetre-wave (mmWave) spectrum bands, widen coverage, and enhance 5G use cases. South Korean telecommunication ...

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ACMA: 41 telcos failed NBN complaints process audit

(Image: ACMA) The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed that 41 telcos were not providing consumers with the minimum complaints-handling information required under a new National Broadband Network (NBN) standard. Between July and September, the ACMA said it increased its audit and compliance activities, launching 59 new investigations, ...

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Cisco beats Q1 targets with broad-based growth

Cisco reported its first quarter financial results Wednesday, beating market expectations. Non-GAAP earnings came to 75 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter was $13.1 billion, an increase of 8 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 72 cents a share on revenue of $12.87 billion. “We had ...

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​SpaceX approved to send over 7,000 satellites into orbit

(Image: SpaceX) The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given SpaceX authorisation to construct, deploy, and operate in excess of 7,000 satellites into very-low-Earth orbit, expected to boost internet connectivity across the globe. The FCC also granted SpaceX’s request to add the 37.5-42.0 GHz and 47.2-50.2 GHz frequency bands to ...

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Indigo subsea cable system chooses NextDC datacentres

The Indigo subsea telecommunications cable will land in NextDC’s Perth and Sydney datacentres, the companies have announced. The cable will connect to NextDC’s 6MW P1 and 16MW S1 datacentres, as well as the upcoming 20MW P2 and 30MW S2 datacentres, with the company saying it will be NextDC’s first P2 ...

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