Safaricom launches commercial 5G services in Kenya Kenya's largest telecoms provider and mobile operator Safaricom has announced the availability of the first commercial 5G Wi-Fi services in the African nation for homes and businesses. How AirTrunk will achieve net zero emissions by 2030 Will Asia Pacific and Japan hyperscale data centre specialist AirTrunk achieve and commit to its net zero emissions by 2030?

31st October 2022

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Tasmania Police tests Tasmanian Government Radio Network The Tasmania Police tested a new encrypted radio system earlier this month after it was granted an early access trial of the Tasmanian Government Radio Network at the T20 Cricket World Cup event in Hobart.

26th October 2022

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Here is today's limited trial edition of CommsWire Afternoon.    A summary of our stories follows. This is a different issue of CommsWire, unfortunately, due to COVID but we will be back to normal as soon as possible.

25th October 2022

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Demand for entertainment subscriptions defies economic challenges, Deloitte report finds Australian demand for entertainment remains strong despite current economic challenges with the average household now shelling out for 3.1 digital media subscriptions — up from 2.3 last year. According to Deloitte's annual eleventh edition Media Consumer Survey, spending went up to $62 per month—a jump from $55 in 2021.

24th October 2022

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I hope as many of you possible took the chance to watch yesterday's Charles Todd Oration, which was a very successful event. The actual oration in Sydney was well attended and the Minister, the Hon Michelle Rowland, made a great speech touching on a wide range of topics. She emphasised that many topics in Telecommunications are urgent, so it is important to prioritise and concentrate on the most important first. She seemed to have a large and comprehensive agenda!

22nd October 2022

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Canadian regulator moves to create more mobile competition via MVNOs Communications regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) says it has completed a key step to create more competition and choice in the mobile wireless market for residents of the North American nation.

21st October 2022

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As you may all know, this year's Charles Todd Oration is taking place on Friday lunchtime in Sydney. Especially important on this 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Overland Telegraph. For more details, please see the website:

20th October 2022

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Commpete welcomes government move to hear regional mobile infrastructure The Federal Government is mulling to usher co-investment for regional mobile carriers and will hear a meeting regarding the matter—a move welcomed by telco alliance body Commpete.

20th October 2022

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5.3 billion phones to be junked as waste in 2022 Of the astonishing number of 16 billion mobile phones possessed worldwide, an equally astonishing number of 5.3 billion will be junked by their owners and end up as waste destined for landfills in 2022

19th October 2022

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NBN lists more areas where fibre upgrade is possible Nokia announces new Generation 6 broadband platform NTT claims the world’s fastest optical transmission of over 2Tbitsper wavelength UK regulator says Motorola overcharging for emergency network Vodafone and Altice JV to deploy FttH in Germany

18th October 2022

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