Today is the last CommsWire newsletter for the year, and we'll return on Monday 11 January 2021 with all the important telecommunications and technology news that you need to know for your business and daily life. Thank you for being a loyal reader and subscriber - we wish you the best for the Christmas and holiday season, and we wish you a very happy 2021!

23rd December 2020

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TPG'S FELIX THROWS NEW PHATTER CAT AMONGST TELCO PIGEONS, NOW WITH 'UP TO' 20MBPS SPEED CAP Increasing from a 5Mbps speed capped limit to a whopping and quadrupled "up to 20Mbps" speed capped limit for otherwise unlimited data usage, TPG's felix mobile service just made itself even more attractive.

22nd December 2020

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SECURING ENTERPRISES THROUGH THE 5G REVOLUTION GUEST OPINION: New technologies in wireless connectivity are spearheading a disruptive wave of digital transformation, which is changing the fundamental ways of business operations. DARWIN TO GET 'INDIGENOUS' DATA CENTRE Darwin is set to become the home of a new data centre operated by local indigenous-owned business Binary Security.  

21st December 2020

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ASPI report looks at devolved data centre decisions - Macquarie Telecom Group responds The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has released a new report about devolved data centre decisions, reviewing the current situation, the implications and the challenges, with Macquarie Govt's MD, Aidan Tudehope, issuing comment.

18th December 2020

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MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INKS $100M DEAL WITH VIC GOVT FOR AMBULANCE VICTORIA EMERGENCY DATA COMMS SERVICES Comms provider Motorola Solutions has signed a new deal valued at approx. $100 million with the Victorian Government, extending its agreement to provide the government with a dedicated “emergency data communications” managed service for use by Ambulance Victoria.

17th December 2020

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TELSTRA IMPROVES THE TRIPLE ZERO EMERGENCY CALL SERVICE WITH ADVANCED MOBILE LOCATION Telstra has improved the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service with Advanced Mobile Location on Android and Apple smartphones that have the latest OS updates, assisting emergency services operators to work out where you're calling from.

16th December 2020

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ACMA OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA'S FIRST 'HIGH BAND' 26GHZ 5G SPECTRUM AUCTION In a step that will pave the way for ultra-fast internet access and new digital technology in Australia, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has today opened applications to participate in the April 2021 auction of high band 5G spectrum.

15th December 2020

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5G FIXED WIRELESS READY FOR TAKEOFF: ANALYST Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan predicts that 5G fixed wireless is about to replicate the success of 4G for this application.

15th December 2020

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A STAR IS BORN: AUSSIE BROADBAND SIGNS MAJOR SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH MELBOURNE STARS Australia's fifth largest provider of NBN services, Aussie Broadband, is now the principal partner of the Melbourne Stars in cricket's Big Bash League. Howzat!

11th December 2020

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IMPROVED ACCESS TO KEY ONLINE SERVICES DURING COVID, SAYS ACCC  Increased broadband speeds have improved performances of popular streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube during mid-September and October when compared to a pre-COVID baseline of February 2020, according to the ACCC.

10th December 2020

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