CommsWire - 22 November 2018

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Dutton accuses Labor of dragging feet on encryption bill
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he wants the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to deal with the government's encryption bill "as quickly as possible", and accused Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus of delaying things.

Optus bids to attract gamers with Razer Phone 2
Singtel Optus has released the Razer Phone 2, a leading brand for gamers, through its stores and online from Wednesday.

Macquarie telecom inks SD-WAN deal with aged care provider
Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom has signed a deal with aged care provider Royal Australian Air Force Association (WA division ) to provide SD-WAN technology and help the organisation prepare for the digital aged care future and enable more residents to be cared for at home.

Telstra touts 'Australia's first live 5G connection using a commercial 5G chipset'
Being first with something 5G related is something global telcos love achieving, with Australia's biggest telco, Telstra, able to put another 5G notch on its belt.

Huawei, Spark demo 5G trial network with separated access and core
Huawei New Zealand and local telco Spark have achieved a global first, switching on a live multi-vendor 5G trial network built to the full 3GPP Release 15 global industry standard.