Finnish telecommunications equipment provider Nokia has announced an extension of its relationship with British telco BT into the 5G space, after the latter selected it as its 5G RAN vendor.

Resolving phone and Internet issues costs Australians over $150 million per year in lost time, according to new research from Australia's communications consumers peak body, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Complaints about phone and Internet services decreased 4% in the last financial year ending 30 June 2020, but despite the drop residential consumers and small businesses still made 127,151 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman over the 12-months, according to the TIO’s 2019-20 annual report.

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 02:01

VMware and Nvidia rewrite the data centre

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VMware and Nvidia's 14 years of collaboration is continuing with the development of an enterprise platform for AI and a new data centre architecture.

MGM Wireless, the maker of the Spacetalk all in one children’s smartphone, watch and GPS device, clocked up $10.5 million in revenue for the 2020 financial year - an increase of 47% - from global sales of Spacetalk for the 12-months to the end of June.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says fixed-line NBN broadband services have held up well in May and June despite the increased demand.

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has lost a case it filed against its nearest competitor, Singtel Optus, in the Federal Court, claiming that wording used in an ad by the latter indicated that it (Optus) had greater coverage of Australia than Telstra.

With Telstra receiving payments from NBN Co for each Telstra customer that connects to an NBN connection, Telstra's 5G Home Internet rollout has to be targeted, but promises from 50 to 300Mbps speeds with a 500GB data cap for $85 per month - and there are 215Mbps Superfast and 250Mbps Ultrafast options for FTTP and HFC but not FTTN customers, and faster typical evening speeds, too.

The global instant payments market where transactions are completed within 10 seconds will reach US18 trillion in value in 2025 - up from just US$3 trillion in 2020, according to a new study.

Australia’s telecoms industry association, the Telecommunications Society (TelSoc), has called for the nomination of candidates for the 2020 Charles Todd Medal which is awarded annually by the association for outstanding contributions to telecommunications.

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