CommsWire - 19 February 2019


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Labor slams Govt over 'ridiculous' NBN target claims
The Australian Labor Party has described as "ridiculous" a claim made by the government that the NBN Co — which released its half-yearly results on Monday — was continuing to exceed its targets.

NBN Co will reach $52 ARPU only if RSPs pay for CVC 'overage': claim
The only way that the NBN Co can achieve its stated aim of reaching its goal of $52 average revenue per user by the time the rollout ends, is by earnings from what is called CVC "overage", the head of a small RSP claims.

Beam gets sixth order for portable voice and data satellite devices
ASX-listed Beam Communications says it has received a new order for 5000 of its portable voice and data satellite devices, known as Iridium GO! units, from mobile satellite services firm Iridium Communications.

ASD says no comment on UK Huawei risk report at this stage
The Australian Signals Directorate says it has, at present, no comment to make on reports that the UK's National Cyber Security Centre has found that any risks posed by equipment supplied by Chinese firm Huawei for 5G rollouts can be mitigated.

New Zealand says will make own decision on Huawei
Unlike Australia, New Zealand says it will carry out its own risk-assessment to make a final decision on whether to use equipment from Chinese telecommunications gear maker Huawei Technologies in its 5G networks.

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