CommsWire - 15 June 2017


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Telstra set to sack 1400 staff in cost cutting drive
Telstra is set to lay off about 1400 workers as part of an ongoing plan to reduce its operating costs by about $1 billion over five years.

Spark, Nokia seal partnership on road to NZ 5G introduction
New Zealand’s biggest telco Spark is partnering with Nokia in a move designed to prepare New Zealand for the introduction of 5G, ultra-broadband and IoT.

Equinix in the clouds with Alibaba
Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix has done a deal with Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba to provide enterprises with direct, scalable access to Alibaba Cloud.

Speedcast expands maritime deal with Inmarsat
Maritime broadband connectivity provider Speedcast has added more than 350 ships to the rollout of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite communications services.

ITPA says govt making encryption policy 'on the run'
A lobby group for IT workers has slammed the Coalition government over its proposal to introduce laws to gain access to encrypted communications, saying such moves were completely unworkable

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