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Firewall
Fortinet unveils compact firewall for hyperscale data centres, 5G networks
"Fortinet’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in security performance has yielded the most powerful compact firewall yet."
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Apple
2degrees unveils eSIM functionality for selected devices
2degrees has enabled eSIM functionality to work with a variety of Apple, Samsung and Oppo devices, including a range of iPads.
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Infrastructure
New developments for cable set to connect South America to APAC and Oceania
Further proposals have been issued to begin construction of the almost 15,000 km subsea Humboldt Cable cable, which connects South America to APAC and Oceania.
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Fibre
Orcon brings faster fibre to Christchurch with Hyperfibre offering
Orcon has today launched the next generation of fibre speeds in Christchurch, bringing its Hyperfibre offering to the city.
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Review
Hands-on review: TCL 30 SE mobile phone
TCL continues to provide consumers with budget phones that still pack a punch with the TCL 30 SE mobile phone. 
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Microsoft
Telstra and Microsoft sign five-year deal to support digital growth
Telstra and Microsoft have signed a five-year strategic agreement to help further support Australia's digital growth. 
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Networks
Emerson and Nozomi Networks expand partnership for cyber resiliency outcomes
Emerson and Nozomi Networks have announced an agreement that looks to meet the growing demand for OT cybersecurity services and solutions in the industries both companies serve.
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Sustainability
Blockchain: Why I prefer Proof of Stake (And why Ethereum does too)
Consensus mechanisms are tough to get right. Without a good one, the whole concept of decentralisation falls apart quickly: your efficient, fair, real-time, functional, reliable, and secure public ledger simply doesn’t exist.
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VPN
Hands-on review: Norton Secure VPN
Norton is obviously serious about your privacy. They have a “No-log” policy, which simply means that they do not track or store any of your on-line activities.
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CrowdStrike
ExtraHop extends CrowdStrike integration with XDR functionality
The new push-button response integration expands the best-of-breed extended detection and response (XDR) partnership between the two companies.
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Automation
Infovista launches new suite of cloud-native applications
Infovista Ativa combines in a single cloud-native framework, traditionally separate Assurance and Operations capabilities.
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Networks
2degrees launches 13 new 5G coverage areas, network upgrades
2degrees has announced it has launched 13 new 5G areas in June, as the company continues its 5G rollout and investment.
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Solutions
Progress launches latest version of network visibility solution
In Flowmon 12 network solution, Progress has expanded its support for public cloud provider flow log monitoring and launched new features.
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Telstra
Ericsson and Ciena, Telstra enhance service capacity for Telstra's optical network
Ericsson, Telstra, and Ciena have announced new enhancements to Telstra's Next Generation Optical Network, which will increase the service capacity of Telstra's optical network to 400 GE (Gigabit per Second Ethernet).
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Secure access service edge / SASE
Cloudflare adds new capabilities to zero trust SASE platform
New features for Cloudflare One include email security protection, data loss prevention tools, cloud access security broker, and private network discovery.
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Orbital Insight
Orbital Insight solution set to drive better data-driven decisions
The company says the new Site Intelligence solution will provide granular visibility, behaviour analytics and deep insights about customers and competitors at any location. 
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Cloud
Vertiv introduces line of redundant power transfer switches
Vertiv has introduced Vertiv Geist Rack Transfer Switch (RTS), a new line of transfer switches that provides redundant power to single-corded devices.
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Data Science
Neo4j announces service delivery alliance with Deloitte
Neo4j has announced a service delivery alliance with Deloitte Consulting Southeast Asia for a range of services to customers within the region.
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SD-WAN
Extreme Networks extends ExtremeCloud portfolio with new offerings
Extreme Networks has extended its ExtremeCloud portfolio to include new SD-WAN and AIOps with digital twin capabilities.
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Artificial Intelligence
Fortinet introduces self-learning AI capabilities
"With the introduction of FortiNDR, we're adding robust network detection and response to the Fortinet Security Fabric."
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Taiwan
Motorola Solutions to upgrade Taiwan’s police network
Motorola Solutions supports the prime contractor, Mercuries Data Systems Ltd, in upgrading the Taiwan National Police Agency to a new, mission-critical communications network.
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Cloud
MEC spending for private cellular networks to reach $5.8b
A new ABI Research report finds the revenue for Multi Access Edge Compute (MEC) deployments for private cellular networks will reach USD$5.8 billion by 2030.
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Silver Peak
The path to an adaptive, modern network
Managing and securing the network looks different than it did just two years ago—especially given that most of these networks are made up of multi-generations of infrastructure stitched together over time.
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Broadband
Telstra enters into new RSP agreement with Opticomm
Telstra has entered into an RSP agreement with Opticomm (A Uniti Group Limited subsidiary) to provide network fibre services to customers.