CommsWire - 5 February 2019


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Smartphone shipments had worst ever year in 2018
Smartphone shipments fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the final quarter of 2018, with 375.4 million units shipped, a drop of 4.9% year-on-year, according to its preliminary figures from technology analyst firm IDC.

Labor calls on NBN Co to reduce number of missed appointments
The Australian Labor Party has called on NBN Co, the company rolling out the national broadband network, to improve its processes and communication with users in order to reduce the number of missed appointments.

New Zealand's Chorus begins trial of 10Gbps service
New Zealand telecommunications provider Chorus has announced that it will be running a trial of 10 gigabit per second and SME fibre broadband from mid-March.

Optus says personalisation the key for retail growth
Optus has released a white paper based on its recent Enterprise 4.0 survey which the telco says provides insights into how Australian businesses can drive revenue growth through personalisation.

Lawyers may allege political motive in Huawei CFO case
Lawyers handling the case of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who was detained in Vancouver on 1 December on a US request, will seek to portray the extradition request made by Washington as an abuse of the Canadian legal process and due to political reasons.

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