CommsWire - 9 March 2017

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ACCC reports big jump in NBN complaints
There were 2775 complaints and inquiries about telecommunications services to the ACCC in the 2015-2016 financial year ? a rise of 9% over the previous year - with complaints about the NBN up 145%.

Optus Business, TAFE college create ?smart classroom?
Victoria?s South West TAFE has unveiled a $2.3 million project with Optus Business which has created 15 ?smart classrooms? for almost 5,000 students across the college?s Warrnambool, Hamilton and Portland campuses.

Extreme bids to buy Avaya networking business for US$100 million
Networking solutions vendor Extreme Networks has inked an agreement to acquire the networking business of troubled telecommunications company Avaya in a deal valued at approximately US100 million.

ZTE settles sanctions busting case with US
Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corporation has agreed to pay a total of US$1.9 billion as a penalty for violating US trade sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

Windows, iOS, Android, Samsung, Linux under threat after Vault 7 dump
The release of a huge number of CIA documents by WikiLeaks overnight puts many of the common software and gadgets used around the world at risk.

Aussie fintech to run mobile payment trial in Philippines
ASX-listed fintech company Peppermint Innovation has been granted approval to run a pilot of its mobile payments technology in the Philippines by the central bank of that country.