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SK Telecom and Ericsson complete end-to-end 5G standalone core test

Image: SK Telecom SK Telecom and Ericsson have completed end-to-end testing of 5G standalone (SA) telecommunications, the companies announced. The two used purely 5G systems, from handsets, radio stations, to cores, for the test. Connection speeds doubled and data processing speeds tripled compared to the currently commercialised 5G non-standalone (NSA) ...

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Mirantis has new telecom edge cloud offering

2020 is the year for the 5G network market, report Gartner says the worldwide market will spike in value as businesses gear up in preparation of 5G rollouts. If 5G is to get anywhere, it needs the cloud. In particular, telecoms need Kubernetes-based edge computing. That’s why Mirantis is bringing the open-source ...

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Optus unveils AU$30 travel SIM for Australia with 60GB

Image: Optus Optus has launched a new AU$30 prepaid travel SIM for visitors to Australia, available from certain stores located in Australia’s airports. The SIM comes with unlimited standard talk and text across Australia, 60GB of data, and unlimited standard international calls to Canada, mainland China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, ...

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Telstra places its IT services businesses under Purple banner

Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet Telstra is taking its business technology services functions and repackaging them under the name of Telstra Purple. Former brands and companies in the market such such as VMTech, MSC, Readify, Kloud, Bridgepoint, O2, NSC, iVision, and Company85 will be retired under the consolidation, which will cover over ...

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USB4 is ready: Twice as fast, smaller, and hitting devices in 2020

USB Type-C gets authentication to protect against malicious devices USB-IF announced it will roll out a USB Type-C authentication program to protect against non-compliant USB chargers and USB malware risks. The official Thunderbolt-based USB4 specification is complete, the group that designs it announced on Tuesday. USB4 is the next major ...

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