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Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019

LG has announced that it is working with Sprint on delivering the first 5G smartphone in the United States in the first half of 2019, following the launch of the carrier’s 5G network at the beginning of next year. The companies said they would have more information on device specifications ...

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Nokia deploys software-defined solutions across NBN FttC network

Nokia’s FttC DPU (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Nokia has revealed to ZDNet that it has deployed a software-defined access network (SDAN) solution across the fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company. Nokia said the solution utilises its open-source cloud-based Altiplano software platform, and is designed to manage customer ...

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Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis

Verizon has announced that it will be bringing its 5G network to Indianapolis by the end of 2018, with the city joining Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Houston in the carrier’s roadmap. “Verizon will be the first wireless technology provider to deploy 5G residential broadband service and 5G mobile service in ...

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Spark NZ announces 5G rollout

Spark’s network plans (Image: Spark) Spark NZ has announced that it is planning to deploy a 5G network to go live by 2020, with the New Zealand telecommunications carrier outlining its trials and cell site densification program. “We are undertaking detailed planning to ‘map’ expected 5G cell site densities in ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pricing in Australia

Samsung and Australia’s three carriers — Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Australia — have unveiled their Galaxy Note 9 pricing alongside pre-orders from August 10 ahead of launch on August 24. The Galaxy Note 9 costs AU$1,499 outright from Samsung for both models if pre-ordering the handset, after which the 512GB ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 New Zealand pricing

Samsung and New Zealand’s three carriers — Spark, Vodafone NZ, and 2degrees — have unveiled their Galaxy Note 9 pricing alongside pre-orders from August 10 ahead of launch on August 24. Buying the Galaxy Note 9 outright from Samsung costs NZ$1,699 for the 128GB model and NZ$1,999 for the 512GB ...

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Movie and TV piracy drops across Australia again

A survey by Australia’s Department of Communications has again shown online copyright infringement rates dropping off across TV series, movies, and music, though rising slightly for video games. The annual consumer survey on online copyright infringement for 2018 saw 2,453 people quizzed on their downloading and streaming practices, with the ...

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