Optus Sport is set to resume streaming of all 92 remaining live games when the English Premier League provisionally restarts on Thursday 18 June and a full round of fixtures begins on 20 June, after all matches were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia's national science agency CSIRO and agtech firm Goanna Ag will collaborate on the use of sensors and analytics to maximise the use of irrigation used to grow crops.

The global market for refurbished smartphones in 2019 fell by 1% year-on-year to about 137 million units, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that a 1% increase in the second half of the year was not enough to offset a decline in the first half.

Barring a major catastrophe, the Coalition Government will be able to announce within a fortnight or so that it has completed the rollout of the national broadband network and met its target. One can only hope that, at the same time, there will be an announcement about how the network will be upgraded.

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Social media site Twitter has done what little reputation it has no good by accepting recommendations for deletion of accounts from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, an organisation which claims to be an independent think-tank but in reality is a lobby group for big defence and tech firms.

South Korea's Samsung Electronics is considering a deal with Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies whereby the former would help the Chinese firm obtain its requirement of advanced semiconductors in exchange for Huawei ceding a part of its smartphone market share to Samsung.

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Sony has unveiled the industrial design of the forthcoming PlayStation5, along with some of the first games for the new console.

The Federal Government has rejected what it says are “misleading and baseless claims” from the Labor Party that temporary regulatory relief for Australia Post will force job losses and reduce rates of pay.

Broadband services provider CommScope has been selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Education (MoE) to help 2,500 schools meet the connectivity demands of its student populations, with the deployment of up to 38,000 Wi-Fi 6 access points and 12,000 Multi-gig switches.

Monash University researchers have developed an energy exchange framework to better manage distributed energy resources, and which they say will help consumers lower their power costs.

Superannuation fund Hesta has appointed Feroz Jordan to the role of general manager of investment data and systems.

Job advertisements have risen significantly across Australia in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from recruitment firm SEEK which says the increase indicates that job advertising volumes are recovering.

Global communications firm Poly - formerly known as Plantronics and Polycom) has released new devices to facilitate the use of Zoom and Microsoft Teams for conferencing and chatting.

Ransomware groups appear to be co-operating with each other to leak data, security sources have told iTWire, with two recent incidents highlighting what could well be a further headache in a growing problem.

Two American politicians are championing a bill that will attempt to bring manufacturing of semiconductors back to the country, by upping the incentives to "stimulate advanced chip manufacturing, enable cutting-edge research and development, secure the supply chain and bring greater transparency to the microelectronics ecosystem, create American jobs, and ensure long-term national security".

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is continuing to try and lobby the Australian Government to reconsider the ban on the company, with a letter sent to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts detailing the adverse effect that poor connectivity would have on rural and regional areas.

Peak data demand on the National Broadband Network's main wholesale access service has eased as Australians start returning to schools and workplaces, although peak throughput on the main NBN wholesale access service remains above the pre-COVID-19 baseline.

Australian public Wi-Fi and smart city solutions provider, OneWiFi, is claiming an Australia-first launch of a 5G Neutral Host Service for mobile operators.

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