CommsWire - 3 July 2019


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NBN Co exceeds targets for connected, activated premises
The Australian national broadband network builder NBN Co has exceeded its connection targets for the financial year 2019, connecting more than 1.1 million premises in the three months to 27 June.

Fibre optic cables snap, down goes Google Cloud
Google Cloud servers in its us-east1 region were cut off from the rest of the world on Tuesday when fibre optic cables snapped, the company says.

ACCC tells Optus customers to check for refunds
The Australian consumer watchdog has told customers of telco Singtel Optus to check whether they have been notified by the company about any refunds they may be entitled to in connection with its direct carrier billing third-party billing service.

Botched firewall update causes Cloudflare outage
A botched firewall ruleset deployment took down the content delivery network Cloudflare on Tuesday, generating 502 errors. It was caused by a huge spike in CPU utilisation on the company's network.

For Huawei Australia is an insignificant 5G market
COMMENT: Australia is not going to back down on its decision to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from participating in the rollout of 5G networks – not until the US does so itself and gives Australia permission to do a backflip.

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