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Huawei is pleading with the Federal Government to allow it to be a 5G provider in Australia

AM By senior business correspondent Peter Ryan Updated Fri at 12:27pm PHOTO: Huawei said it had never been asked to install backdoor technology and would “categorically refuse” if the request was ever made. (Reuters: Philippe Wojazer) Chinese telco giant Huawei has pleaded with the Federal Government to urgently reconsider its ban on the company providing equipment to Australia’s 5G mobile …


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The role of fiber in 5G networks

Regardless of the wireless technology employed, fiber will be the supporting infrastructure for 5G networks. Jul 1st, 2018 By the L-Com Global Connectivity technical staff The stringent requirements for 5G heavily rely upon the interconnected backbone in the short term. Intensive 5G fiber-optic backhaul is necessary to seamlessly stream bandwidth-intensive applications such as 4K video. …


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Don’t Fall Prey to Scaremongering about 5G

Activists cite low-quality studies in arguing radio-frequency radiation is dangerous, but the weight of evidence shows no risk By David Robert Grimes on October 28, 2019 In a recent opinion piece for Scientific American, Joel M. Moskowitz warnedof the ostensible dangers of radio-frequency (RF) radiation, stating bluntly that 5G technology could be dangerous, causing cancers and untold harm. Moskowitz concluded by insisting …


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NBN Co faces ACCC challenge to set prices

With particular focus on finding affordable options. NBN Co is facing a formal challenge to its ability to set its own wholesale prices with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) opening a new inquiry with a particular focus on entry-level pricing. The move is a fresh blow for NBN Co, which now faces both …


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Massive CBA outage traced to failed infrastructure upgrade

Payrolls across Australia delayed. A massive 12-hour outage at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia that left millions of Australians unable to directly transfer or receive funds on Thursday has been traced to an errant infrastructure upgrade that hobbled the institution’s real-time transactions platform. In a conspicuous hardware-related failure of the CBA’s previously lauded core system, …


TPG slashes headcount by 5 per cent

Continues iiNet integration Rohan Pearce (Computerworld)18 October, 2019 12:55  In the course of a year TPG cut 280 jobs, reducing its headcount by almost 6 per cent. In its annual report, released today, the telco said that as of the end of July 2019 it had 4776 employees, down from 5056 a year earlier. TPG …


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Telstra chair savages NBN as unfair monopoly sending retailers broke

By business reporter Stephen Letts Updated 15 Oct 2019, 5:00pm PHOTO: John Mullen says while the NBN has been a huge waste of resources and drain on taxpayers, the company must share the blame. (AAP: James Ross Telstra chair John Mullen has savaged the NBN as a massively expensive waste of resources that has entrenched a slow, state-owned monopoly, …


NBN Co given formal warning

9 October 2019 NBN Co has been given a formal warning by the ACCC for discriminating between retail service providers (RSPs) for the supply of upgraded NBN infrastructure to business customers. The ACCC has also accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from NBN Co, which includes a commitment by NBN Co to take measures to ensure such …


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Labor questions ACCC’s judgment on TPG-Vodafone

James FernyhoughReporterOct 10, 2019 Labor communications spokeswoman Michelle Rowland has questioned the competition watchdog’s decision to block the merger between TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia, saying the mobile market is already highly competitive. In a speech at the CommsDay conference in Melbourne on Thursday, Ms Rowland will say the more-the-merrier view of competition is “an overly …


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