CommsWire - 2 July 2019


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Telstra upgrades network to handle speeds of up to 100Gbps
Telstra has upgraded all its networks and its points of interconnect to the national broadband network so that they can handle traffic at speeds of up to 100Gbps.

NEC in, Telstra out with Tasmania Triple Zero
NEC Australia has devised and delivered a new Triple Zero Emergency Service platform for the Tasmanian Government, replacing the former Telstra analogue telephony service which was scheduled for decommissioning in 2019.

Revised telco Code does not protect consumers adequately: consumer groups
A number of consumer groups have criticised the revised Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code, which was announced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority on Monday, saying it does not provide adequate protection for consumers.

Forecasted 1.9 billion 5G smartphones to ship by 2023
About 800 million 5G-enabled smartphones are forecast to be shipped in 2023 by the technology analyst firm Canalys, accounting for 51.4% of all smartphone shipments by that time. Overall, in the five-year period, Canalys said it expected the compound annual growth rate to be 179.9%, with a total of 1.9 billion devices shipped to market by the end of 2023.

Spirit Telecom acquires Arinda IT in $2.6 million deal
Internet service provider Spirit Telecom has paid $2.6 million to acquire Arinda IT in a move it says will expand its service offerings to the Managed Service Provider (MSP) sector.

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