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NBN expands FttC to 1.5m premises

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison and Communications Minister Mitch Fifield launch the FttC community (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) firm has introduced that it is going to be increasing its fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) community footprint by one other 440,000 premises. The further premises have been taken from its fibre-to-the-node ...

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Morrow rules out NBN using 5G to become a mobile player

(Image: Screenshot by Chris Duckett/ZDNet) Do not expect the company responsible for deploying the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia to behave like Telstra, Optus, or Vodafone in the near future. Speaking to Senate Estimates on Tuesday, NBN CEO Bill Morrow said the company has no plans, nor any strategic ...

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Sprint and T-Mobile restore merger talks

Video: Sprint’s new LTE small cell boasts more and faster data Sprint and T-Mobile are back to talks about a merger that would combine the nation’s third and fourth largest mobile carriers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The discussions are said to be preliminary. Could the Sprint-T-Mobile merger be ...

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Most NBN speed promises actually being delivered: ACCC

National Broadband Network (NBN) retailers are delivering up to 90 percent of their speed tier promises during peak hours, the fixed-line broadband speed monitoring report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found. The first Measuring Broadband Australia report [PDF] showed Telstra, Optus, TPG, and iiNet delivering between ...

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​Juniper's OpenContrail SDN rebranded as Tungsten Fabric

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 Sometimes, rebranding is a good thing. ...

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Vodafone expands NBN rollout; launches Vodafone TV

The Vodafone TV (Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced that it is expanding its National Broadband Network (NBN) services to five more areas by April, in addition to unveiling its new NBN pricing plans. “We are now announcing today that we are rolling out to new capital cities. So we’re ...

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Formula 1: How sensor technology is changing the race

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Formula 1 teams are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, with sensors, servers, connectivity, unified communications, and cybersecurity solutions crucial for enabling the analysis of data to improve cars and raceday strategies. We look into how tech companies and connectivity providers like AT&T are helping F1 teams like ...

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