CommsWire - 9 September 2019


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Merge NBN Co with separated InfraCo, says telco guru
Telstra’s infrastructure division, known as InfraCo, should be completely separated from Telstra and become a new public company with minimal Telstra shareholding. What’s more, it should be merged with NBN Co according to a leading telecommunications industry pundit.

If not for John Howard, Telstra would be running the NBN
COMMENT: When John Howard came to power in 1996, there was no money in the government kitty to fund the strategy which he planned to follow: inducing people to vote for him thereafter by greasing their hip pockets. So he sold off the first tranche of Telstra.

Qualcomm expands portfolio to 'accelerate' 5G commercialisation rollout
Qualcomm Technologies has announced plans to accelerate 5G global commercialisation at scale by expanding its portfolio of 5G mobile platforms across the Snapdragon 8 Series, 7 Series and 6 Series in 2020.

Optus launches Traveller SIM for visitors to Australia
Optus has launched a Traveller SIM offering visitors to Australia using the service free mobile calls and text messages.

ISPs directed to continue block on websites with terror attack videos
Australia’s eSafety Commisssioner has issued a direction to Australia’s largest Internet service providers requiring them to continue blocking access to eight websites that host video of the Christchurch terrorist attacks or the manifesto of the alleged perpetrator.

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