CommsWire - 19 April 2017

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Cormann rejects write-down advice on NBN from Slattery
COMMENT: Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has rejected advice from telco veteran Bevan Slattery who has suggested that the government write down most of its investment in the national broadband network and lower access prices.

Android strengthens its top position in Australia
New stats show that Android has strengthened its dominance of the Australian mobile market while iOS has maintained its position. Both operating systems have gained at the expense of Windows, with Android taking the lions share of the spoils.

Spark installing electric vehicle chargers in Wellington
New Zealand telco Spark is installing electric vehicle chargers in phone boxes  around the city of Wellington as part of the extension of its “Spark Plugs” initiative.

Adelaide made climate satellite launches from Cape Canaveral
A satellite designed and built by the University of Adelaide has been launched into the atmosphere to measure climate change data and communicate it back to Earth, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Whitford joins Superloop from Vocus
Dark fibre connectivity and digital services provider Superloop has drawn former Vocus senior executive Dan Whitford to its management ranks to take up the position of general manager of strategic sales for the Asia Pacific region.

Mumford crosses from Mulesoft to MessageMedia
Global business mobile messaging provider, MessageMedia Group, has boosted its executive management team with the appointment of former Mulesoft sales executive Andrew Mumford.