CommsWire - 21 January 2019

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Iridium Certus goes live as $3 billion satellite constellation completed
Telecommunications provider Pivotel has congratulated Iridium Communications on the commercial launch of its Iridium Certus broadband service, enabled by the company's new $3 billion Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.

Telstra uses Infinera tech to boost Asia-Pac network services
Telstra and transport network provider Infinera have announced an upgrade to the Australian telco's network services for its Asia-Pacific customers, with a 160% increase in fibre capacity to its subsea infrastructure using Infinera's Infinity Capacity Engine 4.

Singapore gets first live 5G facility for testing
Singapore telco Singtel, Singapore Polytechnic and Ericsson have opened the country's first live 5G facility at the polytechnic's Dover Road campus, to serve as a training centre, test bed and ideation lab to develop Singapore's 5G ecosystem and encourage adoption of 5G by businesses.

Analyst firm says T-Mobile will be first in US with 'real 5G'
T-Mobile is best positioned among US telcos to deliver "real 5G whenever that reality actually materialises", the analyst firm BTIG Research says, adding that its deep and unused low-band spectrum should enable it to launch real 5G before any other firm.

MNF hooks up phones with Microsoft Teams
Unified communications and collaboration provider MNF Enterprise now provides a PSTN calling integration for Microsoft Teams.