CommsWire - 1 February 2019


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CEPU blames Penn for lack of upskilling
Telstra chief executive Andy Penn has been taken to task by the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union national president Shane Murphy over the decision to fill the skills gap by recruiting and employing people in India rather than upskilling its existing workers.

Brumby to part company with Huawei Australia
Former Labor Premier of Victoria, John Brumby, is stepping down from his role as a director of giant Chinese telco Huawei’s  Australian business after eight years in the role.

South Korea fast tracks 5G network development
Development and preparation for 5G networks across the Asia Pacific region continues apace, with one telco, KT, South Korea's largest telecommunications company, announcing it has introduced “new and innovative 5G services” ahead of fully launching its next-generation wireless network in March.

Smartphone shipments saw first full-year decline in 2018: Counterpoint
The global smartphone market saw its first full-year decline in the calendar year 2018, with a drop of 4% in shipments, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research claims, adding that fourth quarter shipments also fell, by 7%, making it the fifth straight quarter of declines.

Samsung breaks terabyte threshold for smartphone storage
South Korean digital behemoth Samsung Electronics says it has begun mass production of the world's first one-terabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, for use in next-generation mobile applications.

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