CommsWire - 4 February 2019

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GSMA seeks to discuss Huawei issue at next board meeting
The mobile operators trade body, GSM Association, has proposed that its members hold a discussion about possible exclusion of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from many developed markets, with operators fearing this may set them back by years.

AFP says it is readying notices under encryption law
The Australian Federal Police says it is in the process of issuing technical assistance requests under the recently passed federal encryption law, and is discussing with the communications providers concerned what kind of assistance should be offered to them after the orders are issued.

Labor again hints at NBN write-down if it is elected
The Australian Labor Party has again hinted that it would look at a write-down of the value of the national broadband network if elected, a move that would bring down connection prices and help retail service providers.

Myriota, Davey Water Products ink deal
Nanosatellite Internet of Things connectivity vendor Myriota and pioneer of water pump technology, Davey Water Products, are partnering in a deal they say will level the playing field for regional and remote industries, with a “breakthrough” new product.

Orange ventures further into cyber security with SecureData acquisition
Telecommunications operator Orange has acquired SecureData, the biggest independent cyber-security provider in the UK, for an undisclosed sum.