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NBN rips up 100Mbps fixed-wireless plans

(Screenshot: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has killed off its plans to offer a 100/40Mbps fixed-wireless product, with NBN CEO Bill Morrow telling Senate Estimates on Thursday there is no economic case for it. “We killed it,” Morrow said. According to the CEO, while expanding capacity on ...

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Dissecting ZTE: What it is and what it wants to be

The bad boy of global telecommunications networking is many things, but ZTE is first and foremost a supplier of carrier equipment to telcos — that means base stations and core networking, not handsets. With the fate of the company appearing to rest in the hands and whims of the Trump ...

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Optus and Telstra battle in court over 'unlimited' mobile ads

Australia’s two largest telcos have kicked off a second court battle over mobile advertising, with Optus this time taking aim at Telstra’s “unlimited” ads and seeking permanent injunctive relief preventing Telstra from using the word. During a hearing in the Australian Federal Court on Friday, Telstra’s billboard and online ads ...

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Cisco posts solid Q3 as it grows software business

Cisco published its third quarter financial results on Wednesday, coming in just ahead of market expectations. Non-GAAP net income came to $3.2 billion or earnings of 66 cents per share. The networking giant posted revenue of $12.5 billion, up 4 percent year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings ...

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5G spectrum changes could impact weather radars

(Image: Bureau of Meteorology) Moving wireless providers to the 5.6GHz band thanks to the upcoming 5G spectrum auction on the 3.6GHz band could impact weather satellites across most of the nation, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has said. “The Bureau of Meteorology is concerned the reallocation of Wireless Internet Service ...

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Telstra ends sale of ZTE white-labelled devices

(Image: Telstra) special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce. Read More Australian telco behemoth Telstra ...

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