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Australian 4G coverage in global top 10: OpenSignal

(Image: OpenSignal) Telstra has the highest average 4G speeds while Optus has the best 4G latency and Vodafone Australia the highest 4G availability, according to telecommunications coverage mapping company OpenSignal’s latest report. Telstra’s average 4G download speed between July and September was 37.82Mbps, OpenSignal said, with Vodafone clocking in at ...

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Qualcomm: Mesh networking is the future of smart homes

Home broadband services are on the cusp of change and mesh networking is needed to push the industry forward, according to Qualcomm. Research firm Gartner predicts that 8.4 billion connected “Things” will be in use in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016. Following from this, GMSA report “The Impact of ...

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Cisco tops Q1 earnings targets

Cisco delivered in-line first quarter financial results Wednesday after the bell. The tech giant reported a net income of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on a revenue of $12.14 billion, down 2 percent year over year. A year ago, Cisco earned ...

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​Google Home and Amazon Echo hit by big bad Bluetooth flaws

Video: Google’s tech to woo Bluetooth device makers Google and Amazon have rolled out patches for their respective smart home speakers, Home and Echo, to plug the widespread Bluetooth flaws known as BlueBorne. BlueBorne, a set of eight Bluetooth flaws, was already known to affect billions of phones and computers ...

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Vodafone gains market share at expense of Telstra and Optus: Kantar

(Image: Kantar) Competition between Australia’s three major mobile carriers is “intensifying”, according to market research company Kantar, and while Telstra still leads the mobile market by a significant amount, it made losses across its prepaid and post-paid mobile market share. Kantar’s most recent statistics for the quarter ending September 30 ...

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Huawei demos 5G uplink-downlink decoupling tech

Huawei and EE’s 5G test site (Image: Huawei) Huawei has demonstrated separate uplink-downlink (UL/DL) decoupling technology across a 5G-LTE network deployment in London as part of its strategic partnership with BT and EE. The trial network includes 5G New Radio (5G NR) and LTE co-site deployments, separating UL/DL onto different ...

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Intel unveils 5G modem suite

Intel’s 5G and LTE roadmap (Image: Intel Corporation) Intel has unveiled its 5G New Radio (5G NR) modem suite, the XMM 8000 series, with the first modem to be made commercially available in mid-2019. The XMM 8060 will have multi-modal functionality, meaning it will support non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) ...

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NBN viability relies on tech upgrades: Ovum

Australia’s predicted global broadband ranking out to 2021 (Image: Ovum) The future commercial viability of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company will rely on technology evolution to increase speeds and capacity, according to a report by Ovum commissioned by Nokia. Calling NBN’s approach “fibre to the most economic point”, Ovum’s ...

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​Comcast internet hiccups reported across the US

Video: The Internet of Things must be future-proofed If you thought something was wrong today with your Comcast internet service or its consumer Xfinity internet, you were right. At 1:23 pm EST, Comcast’s internet began failing. As the website Down Detector, showed, Comcast was down on the East and West ...

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