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Almost half of NBN users now on 50Mbps or higher plans: ACCC

(Image: ACCC) The latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report has revealed the continuing shift of users on the National Broadband Network (NBN) to plans with speeds greater than 50Mbps. In the three months to September 30, more than 70,000 25Mbps plans have been dropped, ...

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5G network infrastructure spending to surge through 2022, says IDC

Getty Images/iStockphoto Featured stories Samsung foldable phone: Infinity Flex display specs revealed What your company can learn about data centers from the tech giants Windows 10 activation bug baffles, angers users Yes, it’s possible to upgrade a 2018 Mac mini’s RAM. No, it’s not easy Spending on 5G network infrastructure ...

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Three UK to invest over £2bn in new 5G infrastructure

Mobile network operator Three UK has announced its commitment to pump more than £2bn into an infrastructure upgrade that will prepare it to deliver ‘market leading’ 5G services to customers in 2019. Those services will include wireless home broadband, via Three’s UK Broadband-operated subsidiary Relish. So far, Three has focused ...

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​Samsung, SK Telecom develop 5G standalone equipment

(Image: SK Telecom) Samsung and SK Telecom have developed a prototype 5G switchboard based on the standalone standard (SA), the companies have announced. 5G will be deployed in 5G non-standalone (NSA) that will use 4G LTE networks in the beginning, and later switch to 5G SA that uses only 5G ...

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Optus 4G availability tops 90 percent: OpenSignal

Optus’ 4G network is available more than 90 percent of the time, the latest report from OpenSignal has said. According to the mobile analytics company’s State of Mobile Networks: Australia report for November 2018, 4G availability — the proportion of time that OpenSignal users have a 4G connection available to ...

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Verizon reorganizes into 3 groups to leverage 5G

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Verizon said it will reorganize into three business units that are focused on 5G customer experiences. The telecom giant’s three operating units will revolve around consumer, business and Verizon Media Group/Oath. Also: Verizon sees 5G as game changer for public safety TechRepublic | Why you can’t buy ...

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TPG takes out third NBN speed-monitoring report

TPG has taken out the third National Broadband Network (NBN) speed-monitoring report, with MyRepublic again coming last across most categories. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report [PDF], TPG delivered 88.7 percent of its maximum plan speeds overall and 88.4 percent during busy hours for downloads. It ...

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Jio's 4G availability 'hugely impressive': OpenSignal

(Image: OpenSignal) OpenSignal has published a report on Indian mobile telecommunications, with Reliance Jio winning on 4G availability and latency while Airtel clocked the fastest download speeds and Vodafone’s Idea was the fastest for uploads. For its Indian Mobile Network Experience Report: November 2018 [PDF], the network coverage mapping company ...

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