CommsWire - 17 July 2019

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NBN Co says speed trials demonstrate ‘gigabit future’ of HFC network
NBN Co, the company building Australia’s broadband access network, says it has achieved trial download speeds of 994Mbps – or 1Gbps – in technology trials on its Hybrid-Fibre Coaxial (HFC) access network.

Telstra-backed Near raises $143 million to support business expansion
Telstra-backed location intelligence platform Near has raised $143 million in a series D funding round, with the funds to be used for further expansion and to support the rollout of new platform offerings.

NZ telcos going to court over customer billing actions
New Zealand telecommunications providers are facing charges for billing customers after contracts finished, with the country’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission laying 13 charges against three of the telcos.

BICS enables ‘world first’ intercontinental 5G roaming service
International data roaming provider Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills is claiming a world first with the “major milestone” establishment of an intercontinental live 5G data roaming service between Swiss operator Swisscom and South Korean carrier SK Telecom.

Motorola launches latest smartphone for $499
Mobile industry pioneer Motorola has released its latest smartphone, the motorola one vision, that will sell for $499 at JB Hi-Fi, its exclusive retail partner.