NBN Co, the company building Australia’s broadband access network, says it has achieved trial download speeds of 994Mbps — or 1Gbps — in technology trials on its hybrid-fibre coaxial access network.

The Department of Home Affairs wants IP addresses, MAC addresses and port numbers to be added to the list of data retained by providers under the existing data retention regime, according to a submission made to a review of the law.

Data management vendor Cohesity's new Cohesity Runbook application automates the migration of workloads from on-premises servers to the cloud.

International data roaming provider Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills is claiming a world first with the “major milestone” establishment of an intercontinental live 5G data roaming service between Swiss operator Swisscom and South Korean carrier SK Telecom.

Chinese tech behemoth Alibaba Group’s data intelligence backbone, Alibaba Cloud, generated the third largest cloud database management system (DBMS) revenue among global players in 2018, according to a recent analyst report.

Skilled migrants have been an “overwhelming net positive” for the Australian economy and particularly sought after for filling skilled IT positions like developer programmers and ICT business analysts, according to a new report.

Insurers will spend US$634 million on Robotic Process Automation solutions by 2024, rising from US$184 million in 2019 – a 245% increase over the next five years, according to a newly released report.

Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has warned that facial recognition, of the sort used by China to violate the rights of its Uighur Muslim minority, is already being used in Australia.

The Federal Government says more than 700 new or improved mobile base stations are now on air and providing what it says is better mobile coverage in regional areas, while boosting Australia’s regional economy with more Australians than ever before accessing mobile networks.

Organisations that are early adopters of artificial intelligence (AI) have multiple projects in production and plan to double the number of AI projects in the coming few years, according to a new research report.

The British Government has taken a much more intelligent approach to the 5G security issue and has conducted an open and transparent process around it, the local arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies says, adding that it had fully co-operated with the process.

The British Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee says it has found no evidence to suggest that the complete exclusion of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from the UK telecommunications networks would constitute "a proportionate response to the potential security threat posed by foreign suppliers".

Global software applications, digital solutions and managed services vendor Civica has expanded its health and care solutions for the Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific markets by combining its private health insurance fund solutions and new cloud-based products.

The Philippines has snubbed its long-time ally, the US, and opted to use a 5G network build from a Chinese state-owned company, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

New Zealand online holiday rental booking platform Bachcare has been charged with misleading consumers allegedly by manipulating online reviews.

Telecommunications provider Vodafone Hutchison Australia has admitted it made false and misleading statements about its third-party direct carrier billing service and will pay damages to affected customers, the ACCC says.

Venture capital invested in Australian startups hit a record US$1.23 billion in the 2018/19 financial year, with the potential of start-ups to change the shape of Australia’s future economy, according to a new global report.

Ransomware that uses SSH brute force attacks to gain access to Linux-based network-attached storage systems has been spotted by the security firm Intezer.

An anticipated deal for processor maker Broadcom to buy security firm Symantec has fallen through due to the insistence of the latter on a price of US$28 per share, which was not acceptable to the former.

Sydney and Melbourne rank in the top 15 cities globally in a gender-specific study conducted by Dell Technologies that looks at a city’s ability to foster the growth of women-owned businesses.

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