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ACCC has concerns over TPG-Vodafone merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has said it needs more time and information to consider the merger between TPG and Vodafone Australia, with the consumer watchdog saying it is unclear as yet whether it would substantially lessen competition in the telecommunications market. The ACCC released a statement of ...

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​KT and Safaricom to build epidemic prevention platform in Kenya

(Image: KT) KT will build an epidemic prevention platform in Kenya to prevent diseases such as Ebola, the company announced. The South Korean telecommunications carrier will collaborate with its local counterpart Safaricom and local health authorities to build a Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP). KT first proposed that global carriers ...

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China tells US to drop Huawei arrest warrant

China’s foreign ministry has called on a United States ambassador to lodge a “strong protest” over the arrest in Canada of Huawei’s global CFO, saying the US should withdraw its arrest warrant. Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the founder of Huawei, was arrested in Canada on December ...

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​What's the best cloud storage for you?

In 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox‘s CEO, got sick and tired of misplacing his USB drive, so he created the first personal and small business cloud storage service. It was a radical one in its day. Today, everyone and their uncle seems to be offering cheap or free cloud storage. Also: ...

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​Kubernetes' first major security hole discovered

techrepublic Kubernetes: The smart person’s guide Kubernetes is a series of open source projects for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Find out why the ecosystem matters, how to use it, and more. Read More Kubernetes has become the most popular cloud container orchestration system by far, ...

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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket for third time

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket from California carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, which the company called the largest-ever “ride share” mission by a US-based rocket. The mission, dubbed SSO-A, also marked the third voyage to space for the same Falcon 9 ...

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NNNCo deploys IoT network for cotton farmers

(Image: NNNCo) Australia’s cotton farmers will be gaining access to Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, with Australia’s National Narrowband Network Company (NNNCo) to deploy a 3 million-hectare network during 2019. The publicly available LoRaWAN network, being built in partnership with Goanna Ag, is aimed at enabling IoT-powered irrigation solutions for ...

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​Beyond Kubernetes: Istio network service mesh

techrepublic Kubernetes: The smart person’s guide Kubernetes is a series of open source projects for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Find out why the ecosystem matters, how to use it, and more. Read More First, Docker transformed how we ran applications. Then, Kubernetes changed how we ...

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Vertiv chosen to build Sunshine Coast subsea cable landing station

(Image: Sunshine Coast Council) Australia’s Sunshine Coast Council has announced that Vertiv will be building the AU$6.6 million cable landing station for the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable, which will connect to the Japan-Guam-Australia South (JGA-S) submarine cable. Vertiv won the tender to design and build the cable landing ...

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