Australian Government to spend A$4.5B on further National Broadband Network investment

To bring ultra-fast broadband to millions to the country and create 25,000 jobs. Around eight million Australian homes will have access to ultra-fast broadband speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (Gbps) following an upgrade to the National Broadband Network (NBN). The A$4.5 billion network investment plan will give…

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APAC countries have dangerous protocols on the Internet

Overall, unencrypted, cleartext protocols are still the rule on how information flows around the world. APAC countries like China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, and Hong Kong are among the countries with the most exposed dangerous protocols on the Internet, according to security analytics and automation company, Rapid7’s recently released…

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Australia’s broadband services held up for business services during lock-down

Internet services was a concern for Aussie CIOs during pandemic. The Australian Competition and Consumer Competition said its Critical Services Report showed broadband speeds and connectivity held up well during May 2020 despite a big increase in the use of video conferencing and streaming services due to COVID-19. According to…

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Mobile service providers push ahead with 5G amidst pandemic

Research shows telcos making strides in 5G networks. Mobile service providers say they are making substantial progress toward ushering in a new generation of 5G Networks that will enable ultra-high-speed mobile connectivity and a wide variety of new applications and smart infrastructure use cases. Progress includes steady work toward virtualising…

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Google Hong Kong works with Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Working to promote safer Internet tips and raise the awareness. Google Hong Kong, together with the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Hong Kong  (PCPD), has recruited local illustrator Dustykid to promote safer internet tips and raise the awareness of hidden dangers if one is being careless. The illustration series will…

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Malaysia gives go ahead for Internet service installation in green zones

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has given the go ahead for communication and Internet services to be classified as “essential service” during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. The reclassification allows related installations to go ahead during the order period. In a statement the Commission said, fixed broadband installations,…

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Huawei works with China Telecom Shenzhen to widen 5G coverage

Macro and pole base stations widen 5G coverage in Shenzhen, China   China Telecom Shenzhen and Huawei have built 3D networking that involves macro and pole base stations in China. Using hundreds of 5G C-Band Book RRUs used, the deployment helps China Telecom Shenzhen to deliver an undifferentiated experience in…

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Keep the datacentre lights on during a pandemic

COVID-19 has made frontline workers of MSPs and datacenter operators. It is the role of datacentre operators to be resilient and keep the “lights on” during a major disrupting event. While the current pandemic has proved to be challenging for organisations everywhere, lessons from past environmental catastrophes have proven to…

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Tasmania Networks ramps up rural and regional access with Ciena

Ciena addresses rising bandwidth requirements in Tasmania Australian-based electricity transmission and distribution network provider, Tasmania Networks has chosen Ciena Corporation for its optical solutions, to address rising bandwidth requirements driven by IoT, 5G and data centre services. Ciena will provide Tasmania Networks’ 42-24 subsidiary with WaveLogic Ai, to enable reliable…

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