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Chorus has over 50% of NZ broadband on fibre

(Image: Chorus) New Zealand telco wholesaler Chorus has disclosed that of its almost 1.2 million broadband connections, 600,000 use fibre GPON connections. The remaining half of the Shaky Isles is split between 270,000 VDSL connections and 327,000 ADSL connections. Chorus said in an update to the ASX that as of ...

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Kazakhstan government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic

Starting Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Kazakhstan government has started intercepting all HTTPS internet traffic inside its borders. Local internet service providers (ISPs) have been instructed by the local government to force their respective users into installing a government-issued certificate on all devices, and in every browser. The certificate, once ...

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Ban Huawei from core of 5G networks, government told

The game of 5G and geopolitics: What’s at stake? The world’s most promising technology platform has become the grand prize in a game of global trade war. As China seizes prime platform territory, US allies find themselves caught in the crossfire. ZDNet’s Scott Fulton sits down with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby ...

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4G speeds topping 5G in Australia: Opensignal

(Image: Opensignal) Of eight nations where Opensignal conducted real-world testing during April to the end of June, Australia is the only nation where 4G speeds were better than the much-hyped speeds of 5G. According to Opensignal, Australia’s maximum 4G network speed was 950Mbps, while 5G topped out at 792Mbps. This ...

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Cisco acquires Acacia Communications for $2.6 billion

Tech news roundup: Amazon Prime Day, EA gaming service’s vulnerabilities, and multicloud basics This week’s TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include the brand battle between Apple and Microsoft, Word documents containing malicious links, and the future of on-premises databases. Read more: https://zd.net/2xqQ0Hn Cisco said it will acquire Acacia Communications in ...

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Telstra outage takes down ATMs and Eftpos

(Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) Telstra has acknowledged it is suffering an outage that has taken out some of the essentials of 21st century Australian life: ATMs and Eftpos terminals. “We’re currently looking into an issue affecting services including Eftpos and access to ATMs,” the company said in a tweet at 4:19pm ...

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