CommsWire - 7 November 2016

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MyRepublic takes up the Internet speed challenge with first offer
Singapore-based Internet service provider (ISP) MyRepublic will officially launch in the Australian market next week with its first unlimited Internet data plans.

Pressure mounts on Government over Norfolk Island calls for cable link
The Norfolk Island Accommodation and Tourism Association -- the peak body for the island's largest industry ? has weighed into the debate over the island?s demands to be connected to the Hawaiki fibre-optic cable to boost Internet and broadband services.

Government welcomes ?strong growth? in NBN connections
The Federal Government has welcomed the ACCC?s release of a report on the demand for wholesale broadband services provided by the national Broadband Network, particularly the 25% growth in purchase of capacity ? or connectivity virtual circuits (CVC) - by wholesalers in one quarter.

Changes to regional AM/FM radio broadcasting contemplated by ACMA
A proposal to convert AM to FM for commercial radio broadcasting services in regional areas of Australia is under consideration by the communications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Ericsson and Qualcomm successfully test Cat-M1 for Telstra
With Ericsson Networks? Software 17A and Qualcomm?s MDM9206 LTE modem, the door "opens" for device makers and leading telcos including Telstra to "deliver innovative and new IoT-enabled devices".

amaysim Group grows to over a million customers
The pioneer of pre-paid unlimited calls and text with a bucket of data, amaysim, began life only in 2010, and now celebrates over a million customers.