CommsWire - 19 July 2019

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AIIA urges govt to make changes in encryption law
The Federal Government's encryption law in its current form will have a negative impact on the country's ICT industry and block practitioners from innovating and exporting the products of their innovation, the Australian Information Industry Association claims.

Verizon debuts fifth 5G-enabled device in US
US telco Verizon has debuted its fifth 5G-enabled device with the nationwide launch of the Inseego 5G MiFi M1000.

Digital bank 86 400 gets deposit-taking licence from APRA
Australian digital bank, 86 400, which enables transactions via mobile phones, has received an authorised deposit-taking institution licence from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, becoming the second such bank to obtain permission to accept deposits.

EC hits Qualcomm with $385m fine for abusing market dominance
The European Commission has hit American mobile phones processor maker Qualcomm with a €242 million ($385.6 million) fine for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets.

Isentia launches Live Alerts broadcast media monitoring on mobiles
ASX listed media intelligence company Isentia has announced the launch of Live Alerts, a new broadcast media alert service that provides communications professionals real time broadcast media updates on mobile phones in Australia and New Zealand.