CommsWire - 10 May 2019


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NZ fund Infratil in talks to buy Vodafone New Zealand
New Zealand infrastructure fund Infratil says it is in talks with the Vodafone Group to buy the company's New Zealand business, along with another unnamed party.

ISP chief demystifies the NBN – in plain English
Along with miserable broadband, the NBN has brought into our lives a number of terms that sound like words from a foreign language that are designed to prevent one from ever understanding what the whole thing is about. The head of one ISP is trying to demystify the network using simple language and everyday analogies.

Big five US tech firms spent US$582m to lobby govt over 14 years
The big five technology firms in the US — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — spent about US$582 million lobbying the US Congress on various issues between 2005 and 2018, the VPN provider vpnMentor says, basing its claims on analysis of available data.

Cloud services market was worth US$86b in 2018: Counterpoint
The cloud services market grew to an estimated US$86 billion in 2018, the tech analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that it expected double-digit growth for the next five years.

MGM records early sales for Spacetalk smartwatch in UK market
MGM Wireless, creator of the SPACETALK smartwatch, has recorded its first sales in the UK market ahead of its official launch in the market scheduled for next week.

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