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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Huawei wants to build first fiber-optic cable between South America and Asia

Huawei said on Wednesday it was "very actively" interested in building the first undersea fiber-optic cable between South America and Asia.

Source: Computerworld

Labor’s Rowland raises concerns about Australia’s lowly ranking on broadband affordability

The Australian Labor Party’s Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland has expressed concern that Australia has ranked last out of 36 OECD countries on entry level fixed-broadband affordability.

Source: iTWire

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Mobile Phone Deals August 2019

We've tracked all of the latest mobile phone deals from Australian carriers and summarised them below for the week beginning the 26th of August.

Source: WhistleOut

You can now order Optus 5G home broadband online

Optus now is taking online orders for its 5G home wireless broadband plan, marking the first time it's made sign-ups public. You'll need to run an address check, but if your home or office is within Optus' 5G coverage area, you'll be able to take up the plan through the telco's website.

Source: WhistleOut

5G is safe and Dr Karl wants to explain why

The 5G mobile network is coming, and some people are very worried about it. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki explains why it won't give you cancer.

Source: ABC News

Telstra sees at least 59 exchanges broken into

A spate of break-ins at Telstra exchanges across the greater Sydney metro area has now impacted at least 59 facilities, with security patrols beefed up at as many as 166 critical sites across NSW.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

SpinTel's new home wireless broadband plans are more than three times faster

SpinTel's new home wireless broadband plans are fast enough to be a genuine NBN alternative.

Source: WhistleOut

Foxtel could potentially block piracy websites without needing to attend court

In another win for copyright owners, the Australian Federal Court has hinted at Foxtel potentially being able to request for carriage service providers (CSP) to block piracy websites without having to attend court.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Verizon inks NBN reseller enterprise deal

US telecommunications provider Verizon has signed a reseller deal with the NBN Co giving it access to the latter’s ‘Enterprise Ethernet’.

Source: ARN

Monday, 26 August 2019

The tiny Palm phone is now available in Australia

Palm is back. Kind of. The once iconic PDA brand is now owned by TCL - Alcatel's business daddy and the company responsible for BlackBerry's resurrection - and ready to take your nostalgia dollars.

Source: WhistleOut Mobile Phones News

Governments back Netflix Clickbait mini-series production in Melbourne

The Federal Government is providing $4.9 million to jointly fund with the Victorian Government the production of the Netflix mini-series Clickbait.

Source: iTWire

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services.

Source: ARN

Friday, 23 August 2019

Huawei sheds Australian jobs as 5G ban begins to bite

Huawei says it has cut its Australian headcount by 100, with the Chinese telco equipment manufacturer blaming a government decision to bar it from participating in the roll out of 5G networks.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 22 August 2019

'My internet is better than it was in Sydney': Outback textile artist's pleasant surprise

Burketown, a town in north-west Queensland, can be cut off from the world for months at a time during the wet season, but it's got better internet than in Sydney according to a textile designer.

Source: ABC News

Vocus sees opportunity to snare big business deals with NBN Co

Vocus is hoping for a slice of some of the enterprise and government deals now going through NBN Co, as well as business accounts slighted by recent account management changes by Telstra.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus revenues flat following 'year of significant change'

Vocus has come out a self-described "year of significant change" with a 44 per cent drop in net profit after tax (NPAT) to $34 million.

Source: ARN

Goodbye smartphone, hello brain: Welcome to the world of 6G

With 5G mobile internet infrastructure still in its infancy, Chinese telecommunications company Huawei begins research into 6G technology in its Canadian office — but what does this actually mean?

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

China cries foul over Facebook, Twitter block of fake accounts

China said on Tuesday it had a right to put out its own views after Twitter and Facebook said they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone calls for price cuts on Tasmanian subsea cables

Vodafone has made a play for lower internet transmission costs to and from Tasmania by asking the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to review premiums currently chargeable on the route.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Remote parts of Northern Territory get mobile coverage for first time

Optus has switched on two new mobile sites in the Northern Territory as it progresses work on its mobile blackspot program.

Source: iTWire