CommsWire - 9 November 2016 Special Edition

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NBN rollout will be done by 2020 says Morrow
The National Broadband Network raked in $181 million in revenue in the three months to the end of September as take-up of the network continues towards completion of the rollout by 2020.

IA says time for govt to review NBN strategy
Internet Australia?s Laurie Patton says the latest financial and performance report on the National Broadband Network shows that Australians want high speeds for their broadband services and he has again called for a review of the federal government?s strategy for the network.

Telstra?s first mobile leasing plan for SMBs to stay ?up to date?
Telstra has launched ?Australia?s first mobile leasing plan to help SMBs stay up to date with the latest technology.?

Motorola Solutions buys Australia?s Gridstone
Motorola Solutions has acquired Australian-based app developer Gridstone in a deal which the US ICT services and communications giant says extends the reach and capability of smart mobile applications.

Smartphone VR: over half of VR shipments by 2021
Smartphones will bring VR to the mainstream, but engagement and margin will remain a challenge.

Verizon helps out with fight against childhood rheumatic heart disease
The Australian arm of giant US telco, Verizon, has partnered with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), using cloud technology as part of medical tests undertaken in the State to detect rheumatic heart disease in children.