CommsWire - 6 September 2019

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TPG profits fall 56% 'due to mobile network cancellation'
Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has reported a fall of 56% in net profits for the financial year 2019 compared to last year, with the company attributing the fall from $397.5 million to $175 million to its being forced to give up plans for a mobile network.

Huawei launches sub-$400 smartphone with pop-up front camera
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies has launched a new smartphone, the Y9 Prime 2019, in the Australian market, with a pop-up front camera that permits a notchless screen and is claimed to make the taking of selfies more fun. It retails for $399.

Telstra and friends debut 5G broadcasting
Australia's first live 5G broadcast was demonstrated at the Telstra Vantage event in Melbourne.Telstra demonstrated an 8K 360-degree live video broadcast from Kurrawa beach, Queensland.

Telstra connects three million IoT devices
More than 3.2 million IoT devices are connected to Telstra’s Internet of Things network, with another 2000 being added every day, according to Australia’s largest telecommunications company.

Telecoms veteran Hudson takes on new role at Vertel
Telecommunications carrier Vertel has appointed its former head of government Tony Hudson as commercial director to lead its sales, marketing and customer experience teams.