Korean electronics giant Samsung and Romania’s largest mobile carrier Orange have deployed a 5G New Radio (NR) network in the sub-6GHz band for one of the world’s largest electronic dance music festivals to showcase immersive real-time live streaming of performances and superfast download speeds.

Seven of Australia’s telcommunications service providers have paid a total of $82,200 in penalties for failing to comply with the Telecommunications (NBN Consumer Information) Industry Standard, with the telecommunications regulator issuing its first infringement notices since the rules came into force in September last year.

BlackBerry Intelligent Security applies AI to enable more secure endpoint management, according to the company.

Australian secure payments data platform Eftsure has boosted its coffers with a $2.5 million capital raise, with the additional funding to be used to accelerate growth and to meet the demand for its protection platform for the fight against payment fraud, which cost Australian businesses losses of $1 billion in direct costs alone to cybercrime in 2018, including payment fraud.

 Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software provider, Ideagen, has launched a new version of its Q-Pulse application to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the software.

Optus has switched on a new tower in Mt McDonald in NSW as part of the Federal Government’s mobile black spot program.

Contemporary IT governance and management, digital transformation, disruptive technologies and big data are key themes that will be explored at ISACA’s upcoming Oceania Computer, Audit, Control and Security (CACS) Conference to be held in Auckland.

Foxtel and BBC Studios have reached an agreement on a long-term extension of their partnership securing premium British drama, entertainment, documentaries, natural history, children’s programming and news for Foxtel’s broadcast and on demand platforms.

New research has revealed a major cybersecurity skills gap amongst Australian lawyers, with 86% of legal practitioners believing the industry needs to upskill in cybersecurity measures.

Luxembourg-based space technology operator Kleos Space has signed a binding MOU with environment monitoring centre EarthLab to examine collaboration opportunities for the use of Kleos RF Reconnaissance and Geolocation data for the insurance sector.

Jamf, an Apple-only implementation and management company, has acquired endpoint protection solutions for Mac vendor Digita Security.

Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC, is proposing to authorise a new consumer code for retailers of products such as solar generation systems, energy storage systems, electrical vehicle charging and other emerging energy products and services.

Facebook, Amazon, Google are the companies most at risk from regulatory crackdown in the advertising sector, according to the latest Thematic Scorecard for the sector from analyst firm GlobalData.

Ten months ago, the American news agency Bloomberg published a sensational story claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company Supermicro Computer. Despite being met by a storm of denial, the likes of which is rarely seen, Bloomberg has neither retracted nor corrected the yarn till today.

Anti-corporate activist group SumofUs has launched a campaign against tech corporation Apple’s compliance with the Chinese government’s censorship demands in order to remain operating in the world’s most populous country.

A Swinburne University PhD student has built an automated system that uses artificial intelligence (AI), which the university says revolutionises the ability to detect and capture fast radio bursts (FRBs) in real-time.

Epson has promoted Craig Heckenberg to the role of managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian Government is hosting two technology industry roundtables over the next week to boost collaboration and tackle the global challenges and opportunities it says are facing the sector.

American processor maker Qualcomm says 5G network rollouts are progressing at a much faster rate when compared to 4G and, on a global scale, it expects over 20 operators to launch 5G service and over 20 OEMs to have 5G devices in the first twelve months after the first commercial launch.

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