CommsWire - 9 February 2017

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Mobile commerce on track for high growth in APAC region
Mobile commerce around the world is expected to grow even faster than e-commerce this year, according to a new report which forecasts that large markets in the Asia Pacific region like China, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia will see high growth in m-commerce, along with the UK.

Optus secures deal with Uniting aged care
Optus has sealed a five-year deal with aged care and community service provider Uniting to deliver fixed voice, mobile, Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) and data network services to Uniting?s customers.

IBM and Ericsson create new 5G antenna module
IBM and Ericsson have developed a phased array chip that could be used in antenna modules for 5G base stations.

NBN reaches a third of Australian homes
Australia's National Broadband Network is now available in four million homes, a third of the total to be reached, NBN Co, the company building the network, says.

Millions of Aussies still ?dissatisfied? with broadband speeds
While NBN Co crows about its expanding footprint, almost a quarter of  Australian homes ? about 3 million - are dissatisfied with their home broadband speedOptus, according to a newly published survey.

Bill to criminalise data re-identification may not pass Senate
An amendment to the Privacy Act, in order to criminalise the re-identification of anonymised released government datasets, may fail to clear the Senate if the report of the committee appointed to look into it is any indication.