CommsWire - 11 June 2019


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Energy firm AGL seeks to buy Vocus for $3b
Vocus Communications has received another takeover offer, this time from AGL Energy, which has made a bid to buy all the shares in the company for $4.85 a share, meaning that the total bid would come to a shade over $3 billion.

US gives strong hint that Huawei a pawn in trade deal
An official in the Trump administration has given a strong hint that the strictures placed on the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies by Washington are all part of a gambit to help the US strike a trade deal with China.

NZ regulator warns MyRepublic over telecommunications levy
New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, has issued Internet provider MyRepublic with a formal warning after it failed to meet its statutory obligations to provide information needed by the Commission to allocate the Telecommunications Development Levy.

5G uptake even faster than expected, says Ericsson
An extra 400 million enhanced mobile broadband subscriptions globally by the end of 2024 has been forecast by Ericsson in the wake of “rapid early momentum and enthusiasm” for 5G.

Regulatory intervention not currently needed for NZ telco services
New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, says further regulatory intervention is not currently needed for the country’s telco services backhaul.

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