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NBN looking at FttC upgrade to fibre if users want 250Mbps

Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet The company responsible for running the National Broadband Network on Tuesday said it is planning to offer on-demand full fibre upgrades to users on its fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network that wish to receive over 250Mbps. In September, NBN announced it would be looking to spend AU$4.5 billion to ...

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Best free video conferencing tools in 2021

A few years ago, video meetings were still rare for most people, something you did once a month, maybe, if you worked in an office for a big enough company. These events were infrequent enough that everyone struggled to remember how to make everything work. And then a global pandemic ...

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Optus warns of 3G 2100MHz shutdown coming next April

Image: ACCC Singaporean-owned Australian telco Optus has said it will be switching off its 2100MHz band for 3G services in April 2022, with the spectrum reallocated to its LTE network. Consequently, the telco is warning that instead of having a dual-band 3G network using both 900MHz and 2100MHz spectrum, it ...

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Huawei first quarter sales down 16.5% thanks to Honor sale

Image: Getty Huawei reported on Wednesday its first quarter sales were down 16.5% compared to last year, but an expected result. Revenue for the Chinese giant was reported at 152 billion yuan, with its carrier business remaining steady, and its consumer business seeing sales decrease thanks to selling off its ...

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NBN floats soft cap to curb CVC cost spikes

The company responsible for the National Broadband Network has floated the prospect of a soft cap on overage CVC charges to limit the amount Australian telcos have to pay for increases in traffic. For the soft cap to kick in, total NBN costs before rebates for any telco would need ...

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