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Huawei Australia: 'No urgency' on government's 5G decision

Huawei Australia CEO George Huang and board member John Brumby (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Huawei has denied that a lengthy government decision-making process on whether to allow it to take part in 5G will not put it behind its competitors when it comes to Australia’s new network deployments. “We’re in exactly ...

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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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