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Spark extends Cat-M1 IoT network across New Zealand

Spark’s Cat-M1 IoT coverage (Image: Spark) Spark has extended its Cat-M1 Internet of Things (IoT) network to 98 percent of the New Zealand population. The Cat-M1 network is deployed across 96 percent of Spark’s 4G sites, with the carrier expecting to add more than 2,000 new IoT devices every week. ...

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Aussie Broadband kicks off network upgrade

Aussie Broadband has announced an upgrade of its nationwide core network, as well as purchasing international capacity across subsea cables, with both projects to be complete by late April. The National Broadband Network (NBN) retail service provider said it would be using Cisco’s ASR9K and NCS5500 platforms for the core ...

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TPG keeps top spot for download speeds in fourth NBN report

TPG has held onto first place in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) broadband speed-monitoring report, delivering 87.3 percent of its maximum plan speeds overall and 86.1 percent during busy hours for downloads in the final quarter of 2018. The National Broadband Network (NBN) speed report saw Aussie Broadband ...

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5G New Radio: The technical background

Although 5G is being heavily marketed as a new technology, it’s neither particularly new nor a single technology. If mobile technology were a long-running TV series, 5G is a mid-season reboot, with new characters introduced alongside the old, new plot arcs complementing existing storylines, and a publicity drive that rather ...

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