CommsWire - 7 February 2019

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Telstra plans $160m spend on Vic mobile network projects
Telstra has plans to invest more than $160 million on 600 mobile network projects in Victoria during the 2018-19 financial year, with the aim of eliminating black spots, improving data speeds and capacity.

Optus fined $10m for misleading users over digital purchases
Telco Singtel Optus has been hit with a $10 million fine by the Federal Court for its treatment of customers who unwittingly bought content through the telco's third-party billing service.

Iridium completes US$3 billlion NEXT satellite upgrade
Satellite communications company Iridium has completed its $3 billion NEXT satellite constellation upgrade campaign.

Germany to seek assurances on spying from Huawei
Germany will seek assurances from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei technologies that it will not hand over data to Beijing before the company is allowed to take part in the building of 5G networks in the country.

Huawei says 3-5 years needed to fix issues raised by UK
Huawei will take between three and five years to fix security concerns identified in a report by an oversight board, the president of the Chinese telecommunication equipment provider's Carrier Business Group, Ryan Ding, says in a letter to Norman Lamb, the chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.