CommsWire - 18 January 2019


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German industry group says evidence needed for Huawei ban
The Federation of German Industries says that evidence is needed to block any telecommunications provider from being involved in the country's 5G networks, even as a newspaper claimed that the German Government was trying to devise a means to block Chinese vendor Huawei from participation.

Megaport reports 21% revenue rise for 2Q2019
Interconnection services provider and data centre operator Megaport has reported an increase of 21% in revenue year-on-year for the second quarter of full-year 2019, with the company pulling in $8.32 million.

Australian use of DVAs increasing, Accenture survey claims
Forty-two percent of consumers in Australia now use digital voice assistants compared to 77% in China and 75% in India, according to a survey conducted by business services provider Accenture.

ANZ extends Apple Pay offering with the choice of using eftpos
ANZ has extended its Apple Pay offering, which gives its Access Advantage Visa debit card customers "the option to choose cheque or savings accounts via eftpos with Apple Pay".

MGM launches Spacetalk smartwatch in UK market
MGM Wireless, creator of the SPACETALK smartwatch, has launched the watch in the United Kingdom, hailing the launch as a major step forward in its international expansion plans.

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