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NBN considering deploying third satellite

NBN CEO Bill Morrow and Communications Minister Mitch Fifield during Senate Estimates National Broadband Network (NBN) CEO Bill Morrow has said the company is looking into several options to improve its satellite connections following widespread complaints about congestion and slow speeds. In response to requests from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield ...

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Cisco, IBM forge security integration partnership

Cisco and IBM will integrate security products, services, and threat intelligence in a new partnership. Both companies have sizeable security businesses. Under the terms of the deal, Cisco’s security suite will integrate with IBM’s QRadar across networks, end points, and cloud. In addition, IBM Global Services will support Cisco products ...

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Optus to compensate customers over data reductions

Optus prepaid plans subject to reduced inclusions (Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Optus, which was found to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of Australian Consumer Law by promoting data inclusions that either ended ...

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Akamai pins Australian peak broadband speeds at 64th globally

Australia is now ranked 64th globally for average peak connection speeds and 50th for average connection speeds across fixed-line broadband, according to Akamai’s State of the Internet report [PDF] published overnight. Average peak connection speeds for Australia were 55.7Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, which was 27 percent faster ...

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Cisco launches IoT platform, partners with Microsoft Azure

Cisco launched an Internet of Things (IoT) platform aimed at making deployments easier and partnered with Microsoft Azure to better connect edge devices. The networking giant outlined its new platform, dubbed the Cisco IoT Operations Platform, at the company’s IoT World Forum in London. special feature Harnessing IoT in the ...

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BT unveils bandwidth on demand under Dynamic Network Services

(Image: BT) Telecommunications provider BT has taken the wraps off its “bandwidth on demand” offering, enabling customers to turn up and down the speeds they’re using at will under consumption-based pricing. As stage one of BT’s new Dynamic Network Services, which also comprises on-demand virtual services and on-demand software-defined wide-area ...

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​Dell EMC plots Microsoft Azure Stack system for second half 2017

3 things you should know about cloud vs datacenter Dell EMC launched an integrated system that will meld Microsoft’s Azure infrastructure-as-a-service with datacenters and hybrid cloud deployments. special feature Integrating the Hybrid Cloud As far and fast as cloud computing is embedding itself into the enterprise, there remain many cloud-resistant ...

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