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Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association / AMTA
AMTA supports publication of new international EMF standards
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has openly supported the publication of two new international standards for 5G electric and magnetic fields (EMF).
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Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile now makes up over 7% of Aussie prepaid market
Boost Mobile has doubled its market share over the past four years and now has more than 7% of Australia's prepaid market, equivalent to over 700,000 people.
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ABI Research
70% better 5G power consumption with hardware optimisation
ABI Research has found that hardware optimisation promises up to 70% improvement in 5G power consumption as networks reach scale in many developed nations.
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2degrees
ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
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Internet of Things
Telstra and Intellihub sign $100M IoT deal, Telstra reaches 5 million IoT devices
Telstra has announced a $100 million deal with ANZ smart utility infrastructure provider, Intellihub, that will see Telstra provide up to 4.1 million IoT SIMs over the next decade.
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Rakuten
Intel, Juniper, and Rakuten Symphony collaborate to develop carrier grade Open RAN
Intel Corporation, Juniper Networks, and Rakuten Symphony have announced a collaborative effort to develop Symware, a carrier-grade Open RAN solution.
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5G
6G guidelines outlined in paper released by NGMN
The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance has published its first 6G white paper.
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5G
APAC drives multi-billion dollar growth in private network deployments
The APAC market network opportunity will reach almost US$7 billion by 2025.
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Mobile Networking
XConnect brings more services to Hong Kong customers
“Adding numbering data from Hong Kong to our MNP empowers customers across our global footprint to rapidly expand their data sets and enhance the quality of their data."
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Network Infrastructure
Optus secures funding to fill mobile coverage black spots
With State, Federal and Optus funding, the company is building 83 new sites as part of the Federal Governments Mobile Black Spot Program.
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5G
GSMA reveals 2020 GLOMO Awards winners
The awards included 35 categories ranging from 5G leadership to mobile apps, mobile network infrastructure, diversity in tech, and STEAM efforts for children.
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Cybersecurity
2G and 3G networks are 'open doors' for cyber attacks
Security researchers have warned about SS7 for decades, however, the vulnerabilities have become more severe in recent years.
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Mobile Networking
SingleRAN Pro: Combining simplicity and openness for a 5G future
Huawei's SingleRAN Pro solution supposedly offers an open, simplified networking concept to help operators roll out commercial 5G networks.
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Telstra
Network operators are losing out to virtual competition
Market penetration for mobile virtual network operators is up by 6.3 percentage points from four years ago.
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5G
HTC releases first 5G hub for the next-gen of mobile
Available by the end of June in Australia, it is a sign of things to come for the inevitable growth of 5G across the globe.
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5G
Spark details 5G rollout plans
By 2020, Spark expects its wireless-network specific capex to be between 25%-35% of Spark’s overall capital expenditure envelope.
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Internet of Things
Telstra deploys narrowband technology in IoT network
The telecommunications giant says it is one of the first in the world to deploy both narrowband and Cat M1 IoT technologies.
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Network Infrastructure
SoftBank and NEC offer new business-oriented mobile network service
It can be used at locations where optical fiber lines are not provided or as an alternative to metal-wired lines such as DSL or digital access.
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Mobile Networking
Optus Wholesale wrangles new deal with Moose Mobile
“By providing access to a SIM at the point-of-sale, Moose will be able to convert a once-off handset sale into a long standing customer.”
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Mobile Networking
Chunghwa Telecom forecasts modest revenue boost & big plans for 2017
Chunghwa Telecom has released guidance financial figures that predict a smooth path into 2017, aiming to increase revenue and retain leadership.
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Telecommunications
Optus secures $60 million to extend mobile networks in rural Australia
Optus is planning to build 114 new mobile sites across Australia as part of the Federal Government's Mobile Black Spots Program.
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Cloud
5G is coming, but we've got an infrastructure to build first, says Huawei
Abdurazak Mudesir, Huawei's VP of 5G marketing Europe, took audience members at Huawei Innovation Day 2016 through the world of 5G mobile today.
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5G
The future of mobile networks, according to Nokia's Ray Owen
Pat Pilcher caught up with Ray Owen, the new head of ANZ for Nokia to chat about the future of mobile networks.
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Westcon Group
Westcon NZ to deliver joint mobile networking solutions from Juniper and Aruba
Westcon New Zealand will deliver joint mobile networking solutions from Juniper Networks and Aruba Networks, following a strategic agreement between the two vendors.