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Telstra backs two more subsea cables

The two new subsea cable systems (Image: Telstra) Telstra has announced investing in two new Pacific submarine cable systems connecting Hong Kong with the West Coast of the United States, which the telco said would deliver lower latency than the currently used Asia-America Gateway (AAG). The new Hong Kong Americas ...

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Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android

Video: 10 steps to bulletproof your digital life Switzerland-based encrypted-email provider ProtonMail has released a version of its VPN, called ProtonVPN, for Android. ProtonVPN is from the same developers at CERN who built ProtonMail, a web-based email service that offers end-to-end encryption between ProtonMail users. The company launched the desktop ...

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Hawaiki subsea cable reaches halfway point

TE SubCom’s Responder ship (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has now reached the halfway point of its rollout across the Pacific Ocean, with the 15,000km subsea cable to connect Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. More ...

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Google releasing fix for Chromecast Wi-Fi crashes

CNET/ CBS Interactive Google on Wednesday said it will release an update Jan. 18 to fix a bug in Cast software on Android phones that dramatically slows down WiFi networks. Reports have been circulating this week the Google Home Max speaker can knock the TP-Link Archer C7 router offline. In ...

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Kogan.com in a 'brilliant position' for NBN: Ruslan Kogan

Kogan.com will be launching its National Broadband Network (NBN) service within a few months, with CEO and founder Ruslan Kogan telling ZDNet during CES 2018 that it will have “incredibly attractive” prices across all speed tiers. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will ...

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Telstra CEO: 2018 will be big for 5G

Telstra CEO Andy Penn at CES 2018 in Las Vegas (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) 5G will be the watchword of 2018, with Telstra CEO Andy Penn telling ZDNet at CES 2018 that this year will bring further standardisation, spectrum allocation, and wide-scale trials across the globe. CES 2018 The Big Trends ...

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