CommsWire - 9 April 2019


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NBN Co prices affecting plan affordability, says ACCC chief
The pricing introduced by NBN Co in the last six months has led to the cost of basic NBN plans becoming an affordability issue for Australians on lower incomes, the chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, says.

Labor pledges economic review of NBN if voted in
The Australian Labor Party has said it would review the economics of the NBN, including the implications of the multi-technology mix, on the cash-flow of the NBN Co, the company which is rolling out the network, if it were voted back into office in the forthcoming Federal Election.

Fifield claims Labor has adopted Coalition's NBN policy
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield claims the NBN policy announced by the Australian Labor Party on Tuesday is an admission that "the NBN technology debate of the last six years was just about politics".

Southern Cross, Alcatel ink deal for NEXT submarine cable supply contract
Cable company Southern Cross Cable and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a contract for ASN to supply the Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable, based on an open cable architecture.

UK cyber tech chief slams Huawei for 'shoddy' engineering
The technical director of the UK National Cyber Security Centre has slammed Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies for its engineering practices, which he characterised as "very, very shoddy".

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