CommsWire - 23 July 2019

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Consumer complaints about telcos continue to fall
Consumer complaints to Australia’s telcos have fallen by 12% in the three months between April and June this year – the lowest rate for the quarter since 2016.

OPPO launches ‘world first’ Travelling 5G-powered smart hotel
Chinese smartphone vendor OPPO has announced the launch of its “world first” travelling 5G powered smart hotel - The OPPO 5G Hotel – following the launch of the OPPO Reno 5G smartphone in Australia.

Apple close to buying Intel’s 5G modem biz: report
Apple may soon have a missing piece in its iPhone manufacturing chain if it succeeds in acquiring Intel's 5G smartphone modem business, with reports that the two companies are well advanced in talks to achieve this end.

UK blames US lack of clarity on Huawei for its own indecision
The UK says a lack of clarity about the US Government's stance on the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technology has forced London to delay its own decision on using 5G technology from the firm.

China smart assistant device installed base seen dwarfing US by 2023
The installed base of smart assistant devices in China will reach 5.8 billion by 2023, the tech analyst firm Canalys has forecast, adding that this would be about twice the installed base of the US at the same point.