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Cisco tops Q1 earnings targets


Cisco delivered in-line first quarter financial results Wednesday after the bell. The tech giant reported a net income of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on a revenue of $12.14 billion, down 2 percent year over year. A year ago, Cisco earned ...

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Vodafone gains market share at expense of Telstra and Optus: Kantar


(Image: Kantar) Competition between Australia’s three major mobile carriers is “intensifying”, according to market research company Kantar, and while Telstra still leads the mobile market by a significant amount, it made losses across its prepaid and post-paid mobile market share. Kantar’s most recent statistics for the quarter ending September 30 ...

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Huawei demos 5G uplink-downlink decoupling tech


Huawei and EE’s 5G test site (Image: Huawei) Huawei has demonstrated separate uplink-downlink (UL/DL) decoupling technology across a 5G-LTE network deployment in London as part of its strategic partnership with BT and EE. The trial network includes 5G New Radio (5G NR) and LTE co-site deployments, separating UL/DL onto different ...

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Intel unveils 5G modem suite


Intel’s 5G and LTE roadmap (Image: Intel Corporation) Intel has unveiled its 5G New Radio (5G NR) modem suite, the XMM 8000 series, with the first modem to be made commercially available in mid-2019. The XMM 8060 will have multi-modal functionality, meaning it will support non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) ...

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NBN viability relies on tech upgrades: Ovum


Australia’s predicted global broadband ranking out to 2021 (Image: Ovum) The future commercial viability of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company will rely on technology evolution to increase speeds and capacity, according to a report by Ovum commissioned by Nokia. Calling NBN’s approach “fibre to the most economic point”, Ovum’s ...

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​Comcast internet hiccups reported across the US


Video: The Internet of Things must be future-proofed If you thought something was wrong today with your Comcast internet service or its consumer Xfinity internet, you were right. At 1:23 pm EST, Comcast’s internet began failing. As the website Down Detector, showed, Comcast was down on the East and West ...

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Optus second quarter continues NBN and postpaid customer growth


Optus has posted another solid but not spectacular quarter, with the telco seeing its operating revenue remain flat and earnings grow on the back of reduced expenses. For the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a 4.4 percent year-on-year (YoY) increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation ...

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