CommsWire - 8 March 2019

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Australia 7th most affordable for broadband, NBN Co claims
A study carried out by AlphaBeta for NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has found that this country is the seventh most affordable market for broadband.

Vocus renews Cricket Australia comms deal for four more years
Telecommunications firm Vocus Communications has signed a four-year agreement with Cricket Australia to deliver data network services for the sporting body.

Germany tightens rules for all telco equipment providers
Germany has tightened security criteria for all vendors who supply telecommunications equipment to the country's telcos, avoiding any friction with Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies.

Huawei files case against US over sales restrictions
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, challenging section 889 of the US National Defence Authorisation Act which it says unfairly discriminates against it and prevents it from operating in the US.

As with Kaspersky Lab, Huawei case will end in a loss
COMMENT: Huawei Technologies is unlikely to win the case it has filed against the US Government, given that the latter generally wraps any action it takes against foreign companies in the mantle of national security.