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NBN launches FttC network

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has launched its new fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network, with the service bringing fibre closer to the home for 1 million premises by installing it in pits at the end of customers’ driveways. Switching the network on in Miranda, New South Wales, on ...

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Digitally transforming into an intelligent work campus

There has become a need for organisations to move towards a digital future for both internal staff and customers. The digital transformation will create a highly competitive environment that provides intelligent insights and collates information, using a mixture of cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). Today’s IT architectures are much larger ...

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Cisco's warning: Watch out for government hackers targeting your network

Video: Cisco patches critical Smart Install flaw: 8.5 million devices affected. Attackers are exploiting a “protocol misuse” issue in Cisco’s Smart Install Client to gain entry to critical infrastructure providers, according to researchers at Cisco’s Talos Intelligence group. The researchers say the attackers are linked to nation-state hackers and point ...

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Optus CEO reveals 5G roadmap

Optus’ outdoor 5G base station (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Optus chief executive officer Allen Lew has outlined the company’s 5G roadmap for the year ahead in an interview with ZDNet, detailing the path it will take to deploy commercial services in January 2019. Speaking at the opening of Optus’ 5G Live ...

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Meta Networks launches secure, cloud-native NaaS platform

Meta Networks’ Meta NaaS platform offers a global backbone, identity-based policy routing, always-on VPN, agent-free connectivity for personal devices, a cloud-delivered security stack, unified policy management, plus visibility, auditing and compliance. Image: Meta Networks As enterprises have fragmented into multi-site operations with increasingly mobile employees who access on-premises and cloud-based ...

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Spark NZ launches IoT network across New Zealand

New Zealand mobile telecommunications company Spark NZ has announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) network, which is currently available in “60 percent of the places New Zealanders live and work.” The LoRaWAN IoT network has been switched on in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North, ...

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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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