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  • Date set for Vodafone 2G switch-off

    Vodafone will switch off its 2G GSM network on 30 September 2017, the telco announced this morning.

    30 Sept. 16 09:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Quiet rumblings but few fireworks at LTE-U gathering

    A Washington, D.C. think tank on Wednesday hosted the first event to feature representatives from both sides of the LTE-U debate since a contentious agreed testing framework was created several weeks ago.

    29 Sept. 16 06:38 Written by Jon Gold
  • Optus welcomes NBN decision on HFC

    Optus has said it welcomes a decision by NBN to roll out fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) in areas covered by the telco’s hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

    28 Sept. 16 16:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN ditches Optus HFC for FTTdp

    NBN will not be using Optus’ hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) assets outside of the one area — Redcliffe in Queensland — where they are currently used to provide National Broadband Network connections. Instead the company has announced it will proceed with a larger rollout of fibre to the distribution point in the areas within the Optus HFC footprint.

    28 Sept. 16 16:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 802.11ad is the fastest Wi-Fi that you might not ever use

    802.11ad offers the possibility of extremely fast wireless speeds over short distances – but experts differ sharply on its eventual role in the enterprise. The differences center on whether 802.11ad will be used in the same way as previous Wi-Fi standards.

    26 Sept. 16 19:00 Written by Jon Gold
  • Service Stream to ditch NBN greenfields work

    Network services company Service Stream will not seek more greenfields NBN work after its existing contract expires at the end of November.

    26 Sept. 16 11:36 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra combines SDN and cloud offerings

    Telstra has brought its software-defined network services offerings PEN (the former Pacnet Enabled Network) and its own SDN/NFV service developed in conjunction with Cisco under the umbrella of its cloud services division.

    23 Sept. 16 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Google Fiber push advances in Nashville

    Google Fiber won a victory in Nashville as the city's Metro Council approved an ordinance that would speed up the company's fiber-optic cable installations.

    23 Sept. 16 05:19 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Telstra to offer emergency services priority on LTE

    Telstra has announced plans to launch in December functionality on its LTE network that will give emergency services organisations (ESOs) priority access to network capacity.

    22 Sept. 16 11:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ACCC greenlights Vocus’ NextGen Networks acquisition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose a move by Vocus Communications to acquire Nextgen Networks. The proposed deal, unveiled in June and worth approximately $861 million, also includes the still under development North West Cable System and Australia Singapore Cable.

    22 Sept. 16 10:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra aims to ensure 5G is good for ‘Australian conditions’

    Telstra and Ericsson have staged the first public demonstration in Australia of 5G mobile technology, with Telstra saying its early participation in 5G is essential to enable it to ensure that the evolving standards meet Australia’s requirements.

    21 Sept. 16 08:30 Written by Stuart Corner

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