CommsWire - 6 April 2017

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NBN Co hiding poor technology from users, says expert
The NBN Co has not undertaken any demonstrations to show Australians what kind of speeds are needed to get good response times when streaming videos, because to do so would show the inadequacy of the technology being used, a network expert says.

NBN-connected homes use more data: latest NBNCo stats
NBNCo has announced that homes with an NBN connection are ?gobbling up? 23% more data per year than the ?average home?.

Bluesky, Huawei partner on Pacific islands LTE deployments
Pacific region telecommunications services provider Bluesky and Huawei are partnering to deploy a 4.5G LTE-Advanced network solution to meet what they say is increasing demand for mobile applications and services in American Samoa, Samoa, and the Cook Islands.

PayPal, Visa partner on APAC digital, mobile payments push
PayPal and Visa are collaborating on an initiative aimed at accelerating the adoption of digital and mobile payments by Asia Pacific consumers and merchants.

Inmarsat flies past 1,000 aircraft in contract for inflight broadband
UK-based global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has more than 1,000 aircraft under signed contracts, both installed and as a backlog, for its next-generation GX Aviation and European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight broadband services.

Mirtillo takes up new post at Ericsson
Nunzio Mirtillo has been appointed head of market area South East Asia, Oceania and India for Ericsson as part of a regional organisational restructure structure for the company.