CommsWire - 15 April 2019


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China tells Australia that 5G ban may breach WTO rules
China has told Australia that its restrictions on 5G technology are discriminatory and likely to have broken global trade rules drafted by the World Trade Organisation.

Germany gives clear indication no ban on Huawei
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will not be shut out from Germany's 5G networks, with Berlin's telecommunications regulator signalling that the firm would not be kept out despite US pressure.

Hawaiki broadens US network with new PoP in Seattle
New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has extended its presence in the United States from Hillsboro, Oregon, to the Westin Building Exchange carrier hotel and data centre in Seattle, Washington, to support its clients’ capacity requirements between New Zealand, Australia, and the US.

Optus launches NBN plans ahead of ‘new customer initiatives’
Optus has launched three new NBN plans promising more speed for selected home users, and with unlimited data for “data hungry” streamers.

ASD says 'sophisticated, state actor' behind Parliament attack
The Australian Signals Directorate has ascertained that hackers who breached the networks of the Australian Parliament and those of three main political parties — Liberal, Labor and National — are nation-state actors, but the agency's director-general, Mike Burgess, has said he cannot name the country involved in a public forum.

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