CommsWire - 29 November 2019

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Labor claims govt going against stated policy with NBN tax
Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland claims the government's move to put in place a cost-recovery tax on networks that compete with the NBN directly contradicts the communications minister's statement that he favours competition in this field.

New Caledonia firm signs deal to connect to Hawaiki cable system
The Pacific island nation of New Caledonia will be connected to the Hawaiki submarine cable system, with carrier SCCI having signed a deal with Hawaiki Submarine Cable to this effect.

Japan-Guam-Australia South cable lands at Sydney
The Japan-Guam-Australia South subsea cable system (JGA South) has been landed at Sydney's Narrabeen Beach in Sydney.

Ericsson inks new agreement on 5G with South Korea’s SK Telecom
Swedish telecoms equipment provider Ericsson has sealed a new commercial agreement with SK Telecom, to help the South Korean telco to migrate to 5G Core stand-alone architecture.