CommsWire - 8 November 2019

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ACCC appeals court decision on TPG prepayments
The competition regulator, the ACCC, has appealed a Federal Court decision against telecommunications provider TPG for alleged false or misleading representations it made about ‘pre-payments’ customers had to make on its pre-paid internet, home telephone and mobile plans.

Huawei signs Chinese digital currency deal
Controversial Chinese vendor Huawei has signed a deal the Chinese central bank to get involved with the launch of China’s new digital currency.

Optus tops ACCC's broadband speed measurements for August
Optus has recorded the highest percentage of plan download speeds during the evening busy period for August, the competition watchdog says.

Satellite operator Hiber says IoT network now live
Dutch startup satellite operator Hiber has announced that its connected tech satellite Internet of Things (IoT) network has now gone live to bring low power and low cost connectivity to remote and developing areas for the “first time ever”..

Optus tweaks prepaid roaming data option
Optus has added more countries to its $20 prepaid data roaming add-on. Originally covering Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and USA, the Optus $20 prepaid data roaming add-on now also covers mainland China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand.

Oppo, Ericsson launch lab to boost adoption of 5G
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo and Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson have set up a joint 5G laboratory.