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NBN: There were more faults on fibre than satellite

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has revealed that it saw the most faults on active services after eighteen months of service on its fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) network, and the least on its satellite service. In response to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice, NBN said it is “not straightforward” to compare ...

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Kodak KashMiner 'scam' halted: Report

The Kodak KashMiner (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Plans to use the Kodak-branded bitcoin miner labelled “KashMiner” have been abandoned, according to a report, after critics panned the planned return on investment for those using the machines. According to a report by the BBC, Spotlite CEO Halston Mikail said the United States ...

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NEC to construct Bay to Bay Express Cable System

NEC has announced being chosen to construct the new 16,000km Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), which is being funded by a consortium including Facebook, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and China Mobile International to connect Singapore and Hong Kong with the United States. Pointing to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay ...

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Cisco Start launches for SMBs in Australia

Cisco ANZ VP Ken Boal (Image: Cisco) Cisco is eyeing off the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market in Australia and New Zealand, on Thursday announcing its launch of its Cisco Start portfolio following 18 months of trials down under. Head of Distribution, Channels, and SMB Segment for Cisco ANZ ...

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NEC announces Indian subsea cable

(Image: NEC) NEC has been chosen to build out another subsea cable, this time between Chennai and the Indian islands of Andaman and Nicobar, after winning a contract from Indian government enterprise Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Under the purchase order, NEC Technologies India will be responsible for designing, engineering, ...

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NNNCo scores Lake Macquarie smart city network contract

(Image: NNNCo) Australia’s National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) has announced that it will be building out an Internet of Things (IoT) network across the City of Lake Macquarie to roll out smart city services including smart street lighting and water meters. The long-range wide-area network (LoRaWAN) will enable the Lake ...

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