CommsWire - 18 January 2017

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NBN rollout approaches half-way mark as shift to metro areas gathers pace
NBN Co says 2017 will be the biggest year for the National Broadband Network, with almost 50% of the network rollout completed by the end of June. But, it won't be all plain sailing, with NBN Co flagging some disruption as the rollout expands to high density metero areas for the first time.

Ericsson, Telstra claim success with data ?in transit? encryption trial
Ericsson and Telstra claim they have successfully demonstrated the ability to encrypt data securely while in transit between Los Angeles and Melbourne at 10Gbps, using Ciena?s ultra-low latency 10G wire-speed encryption solution.

Tait secures NT mobile comms system contract
Northern Territory energy group, Power and Water Corporation, is upgrading its mobile workforce communications system with a solution designed and supplied by Tait Communications.

Tablets mobilising S.A. police force
The South Australian Government has started rolling out tablet technology enabling the State?s police officers to undertake up to 95% of duties from within the field.

Aussie Vodafone early morning outage: 17 ?not happy? Jan
The 17th of January 2017 or 17-1-17 is the first major outage to make news for Vodafone in 2017, and as you?d expect, its customers weren?t happy.

Megaport announces new international links
Elastic interconnect specialist Megaport has announced new links for Hong Kong and Singapore.