CommsWire - 29 January 2019


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TPG drops mobile network plan due to Huawei ban
Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has cancelled plans for rolling out a mobile network, and said the ban imposed by the Australian Government on Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies is the main reason.

Telco complaints fall to lowest level in three years: report
The rate of consumer complaints in Australia about telecommunications services fell further in the most recent quarter – generating the best results seen since 2015.

US hits Huawei with criminal, fraud charges
Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies has been hit with criminal charges, among others, by the US, with the indictments being unveiled on Monday, the first day of work after a government shutdown, and just a couple of days before the US and China resume talks on a trade dispute.

Smartphone shipments to China fell 14% in 2018: Canalys
Smartphone shipments to China stood at 396 million units in 2018 or a 14% drop from 2017, their lowest levels since 2013, with the latest quarter marking a 15% year-on-year drop and the seventh straight quarter of declines.

ACCC should tackle NBN Co about speeds: ISP
The Australian competition watchdog has the right intentions when it fines Internet service providers for not living up to the speed claims they make, a small ISP says, but adds that the NBN Co should not be allowed to get off scot-free.

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