CommsWire - 17 November 2016

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Internet and NBN complaints up, mobile down
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) report launched today reveals 112,518 new complaints last financial year. Mobile complaints fell, but Internet and NBN complaints rose sharply.

Aqua Comms ?AEConnect? and Megaport elastically interconnect for subsea cable network
Aqua Comms, which operates ?Ireland?s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London? has partnered with Megaport to ?access the Aqua Comms? America-Europe Connect (?AEConnect?) system.

Optus, Huawei claim speed of 35Gbs with 5G trial
Optus and Huawei have claimed a single user transmission speed of 35 gigabits per second achieved over the 73 GHz band in a 5G speed trial just completed in Sydney.

Huawei and DOCOMO: ?world-first? 5G large scale field trial in 4.5GHz, 11.29Gbps achieved
It?s not just Optus that Huawei is doing 5G trials with, but Japan?s NTT DOCOMO too, achieving less than 0.5 millisecond one-way user plane latency.

Global 5G takeup exploding to half a billion by 2022: Ericsson
Worldwide subscriptions of 5G networks are predicted to reach half a billion in 2022, according to a new mobility report from Ericsson which says that the Asia Pacific will be the second fastest growing region for 5G after North America.

Motorola veteran Berriz to join NetComm Wireless
Communications firm NetComm Wireless has appointed Sergio Berriz to the newly created post of senior vice-president engineering.