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Microsoft delivers promised end- to-end Skype encryption option

In January 2018, Microsoft officials said they would be offering end-to-end encryption for Skype consumer. As of last week, it seems that this encrypted-conversation option is now available to all Skype users running the latest version of the service, as noted by MSPoweruser.com. Microsoft originally started rolling out its end-to-end ...

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Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019

LG has announced that it is working with Sprint on delivering the first 5G smartphone in the United States in the first half of 2019, following the launch of the carrier’s 5G network at the beginning of next year. The companies said they would have more information on device specifications ...

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Nokia deploys software-defined solutions across NBN FttC network

Nokia’s FttC DPU (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Nokia has revealed to ZDNet that it has deployed a software-defined access network (SDAN) solution across the fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company. Nokia said the solution utilises its open-source cloud-based Altiplano software platform, and is designed to manage customer ...

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Kogan Mobile 'approaching' 400k customers

Kogan Mobile has reported revenue of AU$12 million for FY18, up 233.3 percent year on year from AU$3.6 million, with the provider claiming over 1 percent of all mobile phone users across Australia. According to Kogan.com, it is “approaching 2 percent” of the 19.7 million mobile phone users it said ...

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Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis

Verizon has announced that it will be bringing its 5G network to Indianapolis by the end of 2018, with the city joining Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Houston in the carrier’s roadmap. “Verizon will be the first wireless technology provider to deploy 5G residential broadband service and 5G mobile service in ...

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Huawei Australia: 'No urgency' on government's 5G decision

Huawei Australia CEO George Huang and board member John Brumby (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Huawei has denied that a lengthy government decision-making process on whether to allow it to take part in 5G will not put it behind its competitors when it comes to Australia’s new network deployments. “We’re in exactly ...

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Spark NZ announces 5G rollout

Spark’s network plans (Image: Spark) Spark NZ has announced that it is planning to deploy a 5G network to go live by 2020, with the New Zealand telecommunications carrier outlining its trials and cell site densification program. “We are undertaking detailed planning to ‘map’ expected 5G cell site densities in ...

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