Telstra Gigabit 4GX LTE arrives
Telstra can now deliver Gigabit per second wireless downloads and a very respectable 150Mbps upload ? via the 4GX LTE network in the central business district of Sydney. The service will be rolled out to other capital cities soon.

NBN rollout approaches half-way mark as shift to metro areas gathers pace

Government wants ?radical? expansion of data retention
Internet Australia has criticised a move by the Federal Government to call for submissions over the Christmas period for what it describes as a ?radical expansion of its controversial data retention scheme?

Internet and NBN complaints up, mobile down
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) report launched today reveals 112,518 new complaints last financial year. Mobile complaints fell, but Internet and NBN complaints rose sharply.

NBN rollout will be done by 2020 says Morrow; IA says time for govt to review NBN strategy; Telstra?s first mobile leasing plan for SMBs to stay ?up to date?; Motorola Solutions buys Australia?s Gridstone; Smartphone VR: over half of VR shipments by 2021; Verizon helps out with fight against childhood rheumatic heart disease; 

There was a problem with the formatting of the CommsWire Newsletter this morning, so I am re-sending it. Tim Herring

MyRepublic takes up the Internet speed challenge with first offer
Singapore-based Internet service provider (ISP) MyRepublic will officially launch in the Australian market next week with its first unlimited Internet data plans.

Spark NZ to move customers from ?fault prone? copper to fibre, wireless networks

AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85 billion in major media/comms shakeup
Remember when AT&T was broken up in the US? Whether you do, or don?t, AT&T is on the verge of becoming the most powerful telco and media organisation in the world.

NBN claims ?lightning speeds? of 8Gbps in XG.FAST trials; Patton restrained on NBN Co planned use of ultra-fast XG technology; Bizcaps, Authenticateit team up in counterfeit medicines fight; VIDEO: ?World?s First Gigabit Class LTE Mobile Device and Gigabit-Ready Network?; Avaya contracted by dnata in 5 year, multi-million dollar deal; Talk to the network because Alexa is listening; Naganayagam joins NetLinkz from SAP; 


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