CommsWire - 21 December 2016

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Government wants ?radical? expansion of data retention
Internet Australia has criticised a move by the Federal Government to call for submissions over the Christmas period for what it describes as a ?radical expansion of its controversial data retention scheme?

Bill shock for mobile users on decline: ACMA
There?s some Christmas cheer for mobile phone users, with a new report showing the incidences of consumers receiving unexpectedly high bills has fallen from 33% to 19% since 2013 for post-paid mobile phones.

New ?check your address? service launched for NBN
NBN Co has launched an improved service allowing prospective subscribers to the National Broadband Network to check when their individual premises ? business or residential ? will be ready-for-service and connection to the network.

Skyfii, Optus deal with Mirvac on shopping centres Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi provider Skyfii has teamed with Optus Business to secure a deal for the expansion of guest WiFi and consumer analytics services across five retail shopping centre sites of property group Mirvac.

ADUPS reach much greater than reported, companies named
A total of 43 Android phone makers, not three as originally reported, have been caught using ADUPS software to collect personally identifiable information without consent.

Trident partners with Triasmitra on subsea cable deal
The Trident Subsea Cable company and Indonesia?s cable deployment and cable owner-operator, Ketrosden Triasmitra, have entered into a strategic venture to own and operate a telecommunications cable connecting Singapore and Indonesia.