Internet & Networking
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The just-completed strategic review of the NBN will not be made public straight away, despite its imminent delivery to the Coalition government. 5
Average internet speeds in Australia fall behind Mauritius, Uruguay and Georgia in Ookla's latest Net Index ranking. At 49th in the list, we're barely ahead of Kazakhstan and Mongolia. 3
Mobile virtual network operator Amaysim won't be switching on 4G access for its mobile phone services until next year, despite already having the ability to do so.
Microsoft's managing director wants the NBN to be as fast as possible and much prefers the previous Labor government's fibre-to-the-premises plan over the Liberal Party's cut-down fibre to the node.
Telstra has taken the covers off a new 4G mobile broadband Wi-Fi hotspot using next-generation LTE-Advanced technology, just days after Telstra partner Netgear accidentally leaked it online. 2
Telstra is suing NBN Co over the value of its $11.2 billion deal, saying the government has incorrectly measured the deal's start date.
Step aside, Google — Bing's Halloween home page is a classic horror spook-stravaganza.
As NBN Co reports an annual loss of AU$903 million, an updated roll-out map and ready-for-service plan show significant delays, with some suburbs' dates removed altogether.
It is looking increasingly likely that the world wide web's regulatory body will include some form of digital rights management in future versions of HTML, angering open-web advocates.
The NAS-focused WD Red drive range has now added a 4TB option, making massive redundant storage more affordable than ever. 1
Sonos has launched an entry-level speaker, the Play:1, at a price set to compete with the wider Bluetooth speaker market. Plus, buyers get a free Bridge until the end of the year. 1
CNET editor Dong Ngo manages to single-handedly bring the cloud down to earth with the WD My Cloud.
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