CommsWire - 18 October 2016

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NBN on board as report predicts global explosion in ultra-fast G.Fast
NBN Co has flagged it could deploy ultra-fast G.Fast or XG.Fast technology to underpin the rollout of its fibre to the curb (FttC) network to 700,000 premises, just as a new report by Ovum predicts an explosion in use of the new technologies worldwide over the next five years.

Sky and Space Global, GomSpace partner on nano-satellite assembly
Australian listed satellite company Sky and Space Global is partnering with Denmark?s GomSpace to assemble its three initial nano-satellites and get them ready for launch in the first half of next year.

Google may be stealing mobile traffic: claim
Google appears to be hijacking mobile traffic to sites that use its Accelerated Mobile Pages, according to the findings of a software engineer in San Francisco.

In-flight Wi-Fi: the latest attack vector for cyber theft requires VPN protection
With Australia?s two major airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia soon set to offer in-flight Wi-Fi, this is a timely warning to protect yourself with a VPN.

Avaya claims new platform release a glimpse of ?future of UC?
Avaya has released a new platform for business communications that it claims fulfills the ?long-sought promise? of unified communications by delivering streamlined, mobile-first communications within the applications and browsers employees ?live in? for their work.

Huawei hosts ?2nd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum? in Singapore
Huawei and ?Huawei Marine? have successfully hosted the 2nd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum in Singapore, discussing the challenges of mapping a better connected area through submarine cable systems.