CommsWire - 16 March 2017

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Telcos faces more broadband scrutiny from ACCC
ACCC chairman Rod Sims has served a warning to telecommunications companies that they face greater scrutiny, particularly in the area of advertised broadband speeds.

Superloop teams with Prysmian in ‘record’ optical cable deployment
Telecoms cable manufacturer Prysmian Group has claimed a world record after Australian fibre infrastructure provider Superloop deployed what is purported to be the densest and highest fibre count underwater optical cable ever made.

Telstra, O3b partner on satellite broadband for Newcrest goldmine
Telstra has secured a multi-year contract to provide high-speed broadband services via satellite to Newcrest Mining’s Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea.

Vodafone voice services back for some, not for others
Vodafone has issued contradictory messages about its voice services that were affected across the country from 10.30am on Wednesday.

Rent claims industry-first NBN property status reports, a website dedicated to rental property in Australia, is claiming an industry first with the launch of NBN status reports for all its property listings showing the availability of the broadband network for individual properties.

CHOICE calls for ban on lengthy online contracts
Amazon's 73,198-word terms and conditions for using the Kindle has many clauses that would be unfair under Australian Consumer Law, the consumer rights body CHOICE claims, adding that it would take nine hours to go through these T&Cs.