CommsWire - 11 July 2019

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Comms minister Fletcher says MTM right model for NBN
The Coalition Government made the right choice back in 2013 to adopt a multi-technology mix for rolling out the national broadband network, ditching a Labor plan to have fibre to 93% of homes and service the rest through fixed wireless and satellite, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says.

NZ regulator clears Infratil for Vodafone share acquisition
New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission has given the greenlight for the Infratil investment consortium to acquire up to 50% of the shares in Vodafone New Zealand.

New FinSpy malware spies on Signal, Telegram and Threema
New versions of the surveillance tool FinSpy have been found, the Russian security outfit Kaspersky says, adding that attackers can use the software to spy on the activities of mobile devices and exfiltrate GPS location data, messages, photographs and call details.

Telco complaints show need for reliability safeguards: ACCAN
Unreliable telecommunications services are resulting in hundreds of thousands of complaints, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network says, calling for greater reliability safeguards to reduce this number.

Oppo Reno Z promises 'luxury for less' with new A$499 model
At $499, you miss out on wireless charging, an IP water resistance rating, the fastest Qualcomm processors, optical zooms and more, but Oppo is still seeking to offer what it says are "unbeatable features at an affordable price".