CommsWire - 13 October 2016

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Govt gives Hanson seat on NBN committee
The Australian government has given One Nation senator Pauline Hanson a seat on the joint committee on the national broadband network, even though a majority of senators voted against her appointment.

Turnbull says NBN represents 'great corporate turnaround'
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hailed the multi-technology mix national broadband network being rolled out by his government as "one of the great corporate turnarounds in Australia's history".

Vodafone and Nokia?s first Australian ?live public 5G trial?
At the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Vodafone and Nokia have conducted Australia?s ?first live public 5G demonstration.?

Telstra joins industry initiative to explore ?truck platooning? benefits
Telstra is partnering with US-based automated and connected vehicle technology company Peloton Technology and the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI)  to explore the safety and fuel efficiency benefits of truck platooning for Australia.

Huawei Marine to build PNG national broadband network
Huawei Marine, a joint venture company established by Chinese telco giant Huawei and Global Marine Systems, has been contracted to help build a national broadband transmission network to provide telecommunications services to major coastal  centres and islands in Papua New Guinea.

Ghana joint venture to expand SpeedCast African satellite coverage
Australian-listed satellite communications services provider SpeedCast is set to expand its communications coverage in Africa through a new joint venture in Ghana.