CommsWire - 28 November 2019


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New rules for telcos to meet emergency call services obligations
Telcos are required to do a welfare check on people who have tried to call during a large network outage of telecommunications systems, under newly legislated rules for emergency call services in Australia.

Quarterly smartphone sales decline as consumer demand weakens
Global smartphone sales to end users declined slightly in the third quarter of 2019, with demand remaining weak as consumers became more concerned about getting value for money, according to a new report.

Mobile blackspot program rolls on in North Queensland
Mobile phone blackspots in key regional areas of Australia continue to be eliminated, with Optus switching on its latest new mobile transmission tower in the regional Queensland town of Tinaroo.

Govt still dawdling on encryption bill amendments, says Dreyfus
Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus has slammed the Morrison Government over its tardiness in implementing amendments to the encryption law which was passed last year, saying Finance Minister Senator Mathias Cormann had agreed to do so, and has yet to keep his word nearly a year on.

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