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​SpaceX approved to send over 7,000 satellites into orbit

(Image: SpaceX) The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given SpaceX authorisation to construct, deploy, and operate in excess of 7,000 satellites into very-low-Earth orbit, expected to boost internet connectivity across the globe. The FCC also granted SpaceX’s request to add the 37.5-42.0 GHz and 47.2-50.2 GHz frequency bands to ...

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Cisco beats Q1 targets with broad-based growth

Cisco reported its first quarter financial results Wednesday, beating market expectations. Non-GAAP earnings came to 75 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter was $13.1 billion, an increase of 8 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 72 cents a share on revenue of $12.87 billion. “We had ...

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Almost half of NBN users now on 50Mbps or higher plans: ACCC

(Image: ACCC) The latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report has revealed the continuing shift of users on the National Broadband Network (NBN) to plans with speeds greater than 50Mbps. In the three months to September 30, more than 70,000 25Mbps plans have been dropped, ...

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​Samsung, SK Telecom develop 5G standalone equipment

(Image: SK Telecom) Samsung and SK Telecom have developed a prototype 5G switchboard based on the standalone standard (SA), the companies have announced. 5G will be deployed in 5G non-standalone (NSA) that will use 4G LTE networks in the beginning, and later switch to 5G SA that uses only 5G ...

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Optus 4G availability tops 90 percent: OpenSignal

Optus’ 4G network is available more than 90 percent of the time, the latest report from OpenSignal has said. According to the mobile analytics company’s State of Mobile Networks: Australia report for November 2018, 4G availability — the proportion of time that OpenSignal users have a 4G connection available to ...

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