CommsWire - 1 February 2017

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Telstra Gigabit 4GX LTE arrives
Telstra can now deliver Gigabit per second wireless downloads and a very respectable 150Mbps upload ? via the 4GX LTE network in the central business district of Sydney. The service will be rolled out to other capital cities soon.

Ericsson backhaul networks underpin Telstra gigabit LTE network
Ericsson played a key part in the delivery and launch of Telstra?s Gigabit LTE Network which is capable of much faster uploading of content to social media, the cloud or business applications.

ACCAN fears reduced services if USO changed
The direction that the Productivity Commission has indicated the Universal Service Obligation will take may put some consumers at risk of having reduced services, according to the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.

IA chair ropable at misrepresentation of NBN view
EXCLUSIVE: The newly appointed chair of Internet Australia, Anne Hurley, has reacted angrily to a media report that she has backed away from IA?s advocacy of a full-fibre network for the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Vic Govt claims big savings from new telecoms contract
In a move claimed to save the Victorian taxpayers $129 million, the Andrews Labor Government has refreshed its contracts with telecommunications providers, with new contracts coming into effect today.

MyNetFone selected for Vic Government voice services panel
Hosted voice and data communications services provider, MyNetFone, has been appointed to the Voice Services Panel for the Victorian Government as part of the Government?s Telecommunications Purchasing and Management Strategy 2025.