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Vodafone unveils NBN plans


(Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced its National Broadband Network (NBN) plans and inclusions ahead of an internal trial across 300 premises and an initial launch later this year. “We’re in the final stages of testing our network now; we’ve built it all, so we’re in the process of making ...

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RSPs should advertise based on busy evening speeds: ACCC


(Image: ACCC) Broadband providers should package and advertise their fixed-line services along the lines of evening peak speeds, according to the latest guidance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC’s Broadband Speed Claims: Industry guidance [PDF], published on Monday, outlines four overall guidelines for retail service providers ...

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Optus taking mobile market share from Telstra: Kantar


(Image: Kantar) Optus took mobile market share from Telstra across the prepaid segment during the quarter ending June 30, according to the most recent statistics published by market research company Kantar. According to Kantar, Telstra holds 39.5 percent of the total Australian mobile market, followed by Optus, at 24.2 percent; ...

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Vodafone overhauls Red post-paid mobile plans


(Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced a refresh of its Red post-paid mobile plans, introducing SIM-only plans and a choice between different monthly instalments while consumers are paying off a handset, as well as allowing them to choose between several add-ons. Under Vodafone’s new plans, customers can buy smartphones outright ...

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Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app


Microsoft is starting to roll out a preview of a redesigned version of its Skype application for Windows and Mac desktop users. Credit: Microsoft The Skype Desktop preview released today is not the same as the Universal Windows Platform version fo Skype for Windows 10. Instead, this is the updated ...

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Cisco's Q4 marred by losses despite revenue beat


Cisco reported in-line fourth quarter financial results Wednesday despite significant segment losses and a weak revenue outlook for the current quarter. The networking giant delivered a net income of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on revenue of $12.1 billion, down 4 ...

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MNF plans geographic expansion across APAC


(Image: MNF) Australian retail and wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider MNF Group has detailed its plans for the upcoming financial year, saying it will continue to push growth through geographic expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Such expansion will be driven by its Global Wholesale segment, MNF said, as it invests in ...

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The best mobile VPNs can ensure your privacy anywhere


VPN: Why you should hide your IP address special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce. ...

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6 percent of FttN NBN connections cannot hit 25Mbps


Users sitting on the end of long copper runs could potentially be stuck with a connection incapable of hitting the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) mandated 25Mbps until well into the next decade. In response to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice, NBN said of all its fibre-to-the-node (FttN) connections, as of ...

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