CommsWire - 14 May 2019


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Vodafone NZ acquired by Infratil, Canada’s Brookfield
Vodafone New Zealand has been bought by a consortium of long-term investors, New Zealand-based Infratil, and Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management for €2.1 billion (NZ$3.59 billion).

Mobile handsets preferred by Australian consumers to access Internet: report
Mobile handsets continue to be the most common way Australian consumers are accessing the internet while the largest volume of data is downloaded over fixed lines, according to a new data report on internet activity by the ACCC.

Encryption law: Labor says no repeal, but promises 'urgent' amendments
The Australian Labor Party has ruled out repealing the encryption law that was passed last year if it is elected, but says it will speedily incorporate the 170-odd amendments that were drafted, but not included in the law.

SES Networks, PNG DataCo restore connectivity to towns struck by earthquake
Mobile networks and broadband Internet access for corporate and consumer customers operated by PNG DataCo have been restored by SES Networks, following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck near the town of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea, in the early morning hours of 7 May.

Optus claims record audiences for UK Premier League coverage
Optus Sport claims its coverage of the UK Premier League and the UEFA Champions League has scored with viewers, with both seasons’ gripping action fuelling “record audience numbers”.

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