CommsWire - 11 April 2017

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Tucker: Australia locked out of world class broadband
Australia?s increasing use of fibre to the node (FTTN) has locked the country out of world-class broadband for years to come. If Australia is ever to obtain first-class broadband services, it will be necessary to replace FTTN with higher speed technologies says Professor Rod Tucker.

Spark caters for Chinese speakers with new WeChat platform
New Zealand?s largest telco Spark has launched a new telecommunications information service on the Chinese social networking platform WeChat for both English and Chinese language speakers.

amaysim acquires energy company Click Holdings
Mobile services provider amaysim has acquired Click Energy Group Holdings and says a co-branded energy product can be expected by the second half of the financial year 2018.

Huawei ramps up Pacific Islands expansion with new cloud strategy
Huawei has revealed plans to introduce new services in Pacific Island countries to help telecom operators and governments drive digital transformation.

Nokia, UTS collaborate on IoT tech projects
Nokia is joining a new University of Technology Sydney (UTS) technology development unit to collaborate on developing IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies such as 5G.

Tata says platform opens NBN to more telcos
Global ICT services company Tata Consultancy Services has launched a new technology platform it claims will open up the National Broadband Network to competition from more retail telcos.