CommsWire - 2 March 2017

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Optus, Huawei partner on the way to 5G introduction
Optus and Huawei have teamed up to complete a successful infield test of Massive MIMO (128T128R) technology which they say helps pave the way for the introduction of 5G services in Australia.

Sky and Space, GomSpace sign multi-million dollar procurement contract
Australian satellite provider Sky and Space Global has inked a procurement contract with nano-satellite maker GomSpace for GomSpace develop and deliver Sky & Space's full equatorial nano-satellite constellation.

NetComm Wireless joins CBRS Alliance
NetComm Wireless has joined the CBRS Alliance, the global organisation dedicated to the development and adoption of LTE-based solutions using the shared spectrum of the US 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service band.

Telstra offers native Wi-Fi calling on Samsung smartphones
Telstra has launched native Wi-Fi calling on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.

Smart meter provider among first on Telstra?s IoT network
Smart meter and smart grid solutions provider Landis+Gyr says its applications will be among the first to connect to Telstra's Internet-of-Things network in Australia.

Delusions of bandwidth: Morrow strikes again
If any more confirmation was needed that Australia is proceeding down the path of the US Republican Party, it came from NBN chief executive Bill Morrow at a Senate Estimates hearing on Tuesday.