CommsWire - 3 June 2019

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Telstra makes big cuts in payphone call rates
Telstra has announced that it would be sharply reducing the rates for calls placed from its 15,500 public payphones across the country.

OPPO Reno 5G smartphone available for pre-order
Chinese smartphone vendor OPPO will become the second manufacturer to release a 5G device in Australia, with the OPPO Reno 5G to go on sale on 11 June through Telstra and JB Hi-FI outlets.

Curtin Uni, Optus appoint chair in AI
The 2019 John Booker Medallist, Professor Brad Yu, has been appointed the Optus Chair in Artificial Intelligence at Western Australia’s Curtin University.

EE becomes first British operator to switch on 5G network
British mobile operator EE, part of the BT Group, launched the country's first 5G service on Thursday, hosting a party with the artist Stormzy staging a concert near the Tower Bridge in London.

Google Cloud, Gmail, other services hit by massive outage in US
Google's services have been affected by serious networking issues in the eastern part of the United States, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the company says.