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  • How haptics will transform your gadgets

    Haptics have been part of consumer electronics for a long time. When you put your smartphone on "vibrate," or when you play first-person shooters on Xbox, those vibrations are called haptics.

  • New body could take ACCC's telco access powers

    The draft report of the Competition Policy Review has recommended that a new organisation should take over a number of the regulatory powers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, including the ACCC's telecommunications access and pricing functions.

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    Optus tunes up 4G network with carrier aggregation

    Optus has upgraded its 4G network in four capital cities in Australia with the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology.

  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.

  • Telcos, ACCAN support text messages to Triple Zero

    It’s time for the Triple Zero emergency phone number to accept more than voice calls, according to industry and consumer advocates who made submissions to the review of the national Triple Zero (000) operator.

  • Ericsson dumps LTE modem business

    Full-featured, integrated chips and tough competition have forced telecom vendor Ericsson to halt all future development of its LTE modems.

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    NBN often 'indistinguishable' from existing broadband for many: Turnbull

    As increasing numbers of Australians connect to the Internet using the National Broadband Network, they may well "wonder what all the fuss was about — and why the NBN is costing so much and taking so long," Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today.

  • Anittel reports revenue of $36m

    Anittel Group (ASX:AYG) has reported a revenue of $36 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, down 3 per cent on the $37.1 million it recorded in 30 June last year.

  • Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should abandon its efforts to pass net neutrality rules because new regulations would hurt investment and the deployment of broadband, a parade of Republican senators and advocates said Wednesday.

  • Committee backs new hacking powers for ASIO

    An inquiry has recommended parliament passes national security legislation that would expand ASIO's ability to hack into third party computers in order to access target systems.