CommsWire - 18 July 2019

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Regards, Tim Herring

Work begins on Honiara-Sydney leg of Coral Sea Cable System
The Vocus Group has begun work to lay the part of the 4700-km Coral Sea Cable System that connects Honiara and Sydney, with a ceremony held in the Solomon Islands.

More than 1m Australians inclined to buy 5G-enabled phone: claim
About 1.1 million Australian consumers aged 16 and above have indicated that they are very likely to buy a 5G-enabled smartphone when they next upgrade, with a further 2.9 million indicating that they would be somewhat likely to do so.

ACMA warns V4 Telecom over ‘inadequate’ complaints handling
Telco V4 Telecom has been warned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority over its “inadequate” complaints handling processes, as the regulator continues its industry-wide clampdown on non-compliance with complaints handling standards.

Home Affairs seeks retention of IP and MAC addresses and port numbers
The Department of Home Affairs wants IP addresses, MAC addresses and port numbers to be added to the list of data retained by providers under the existing data retention regime, according to a submission made to a review of the law.

Mobile money transfers to hit 203 billion-plus in 2024: research
Worldwide mobile money transfer volumes will exceed 203 billion in 2024, up from 130 billion in 2019, according to new research which reveals that country domestic transfers are being driven by increasingly easy mobile payment systems.