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Not prudent to have NBN line tests prior to service: Morrow

(Image: Screenshot by Chris Duckett/ZDNet) NBN CEO Bill Morrow has rejected calls for the National Broadband Network (NBN) to provide line speed test results to customers before they sign with a retailer for service. “I just wouldn’t think it was prudent,” Morrow told the Joint Standing Committee on the National ...

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Data retention compliance cost AU$50m less than anticipated: ACMA

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed that administrative compliance costs for telcos implementing obligations under the government’s data retention scheme reached AU$176.2 million by mid-2017. This total — reported in the ACMA’s Communications Report 2016-17 [PDF] tabled in Parliament on Friday — ...

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 845 with improved photos, AI processing

Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Qualcomm on Wednesday announced the Snapdragon 845, its next-generation mobile processor headed to 2018 high-end flagship smartphones. New features including 4K HDR video capture, better battery life, and improved AI processing were revealed by Qualcomm at its second annual tech summit in Hawaii. Qualcomm revealed the Snapdragon 845 ...

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Trump's FCC gets ready to take a chainsaw to net neutrality

Special Feature Next Generation Networks The rising tides of big data, video, and cloud computing are driving tremendous demand for faster and more efficient networks. We delve into how things like software-defined networks (SDN) and new wireless technologies are enabling business transformation. Read More Video: Next on Trump’s to-do list: ...

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Samsung tests 5G on Japanese high-speed train

(Image: Samsung) Samsung has announced completing a 5G demonstration on a moving train in partnership with Japanese telecommunications carrier KDDI, achieving peak speeds of 1.7Gbps as well as downlink/uplink handover. Samsung’s pre-commercial 5G solution — incorporating a 5G router, 5G radio access unit, virtualised RAN (vRAN), and virtualised core — ...

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