CommsWire - 19 October 2016

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NBN claims ?lightning speeds? of 8Gbps in XG.FAST trials
NBN Co is claiming ?lightning speeds? of 8Gbps for its recently completed trials of  XG.Fast technology over copper phone lines.

Patton restrained on NBN Co planned use of ultra-fast XG technology
Internet Australia CEO Laurie Patton has reacted cautiously to NBN Co?s proposed rollout of XG.Fast technology over copper phone lines after the company announced it had achieved speeds of 8Gbps in lab trials.

Bizcaps, Authenticateit team up in counterfeit medicines fight
Sydney-based Bizcaps Software has partnered with Australia?s Authenticateit to use its expertise in healthcare supply chain technology with Authenticateit?s mobile app protection platform in the global fight against counterfeit medicines.

VIDEO: ?World?s First Gigabit Class LTE Mobile Device and Gigabit-Ready Network?
Qualcomm, Ericsson, Telstra and Netgear?s ?Gigabit Class LTE download speeds? represents a ?notable milestone on path to 5G while delivering fibre-like wireless connectivity experience to consumers.?

Avaya contracted by dnata in 5 year, multi-million dollar deal
Unified communications provider Avaya has sealed a five-year, multi-million dollar deal with dnata, one of the world?s largest air services providers and a member of Emirates Group, to deliver a customer experience transformation solution to dnata?s customers and partners.

Talk to the network because Alexa is listening
With the aid of Data Solutions Group (DSG), Megaport has put together an interesting demo of the way its Elastic Connectivity service can be controlled programmatically.

Naganayagam joins NetLinkz from SAP
SD-WAN provider NetLinkz has appointed Suthan Naganayagam as its managing director and chief executive.