CommsWire - 6 February 2019


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Fraudsters use stolen mobile numbers to drain bank accounts: TIO
Australian consumers are reporting having their bank accounts drained by fraudsters and their email inboxes accessed in the latest scam involving theft of mobile numbers, according to the newly published report on fraud from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Aussie Broadband upgrades network
NBN RSP Aussie Broadband has revealed significant network upgrades giving it the capability to support five times as many users than it currently has.

UK spies want Huawei to fix issues faster than schedule set
A forthcoming report from British spooks will reportedly claim that Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies has not addressed security concerns raised last year – even though the same spooks said at the time that fixing the issues identified would take until mid-2020.

ACCC speed testing shows FttN lagging other connections
Testing of broadband speeds by the ACCC has shown that fibre-to-the-premises and hybrid fibre coaxial connections deliver about 86% to 87% of plan speeds during busy hours — 7pm to 11pm — compared to about 79% for fibre-to-the-node connections.

NEXTDC claims Australia’s first NABERS 5-star rated data centre
Data centre operator NEXTDC is claiming Australia’s first NABERS 5-star rated data centre with the official certification of its M1 Melbourne facility.

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