CommsWire - 5 May 2017

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ALP: botched NBN rollout threatens emergency services
Two federal Labor Shadow Ministers have slammed the National Broadband Network over a ?botched? rollout which they say left emergency services in a remote part of Western Australia without satellite communications services.

Optus, Moose Mobile deal on refurbished mobiles
Optus Wholesale has secured a multi-year agreement with Moose Mobile to deliver customers access to the Optus national 4G plus network on Moose?s refurbished late model Android and non-Android model handsets.

Amaysim NBN plans available from today
Budget priced MVNO Amaysim has clicked the on button for its broadband offerings which are now available and in so doing has become the latest entrant to the growing throng selling NBN services.

Choice warning on using cardless cash for shopping on Gumtree
Consumer advocacy group Choice has warned consumers against using cardless cash when purchasing products through Gumtree.

Vocus said to be selling data centres as shares fall again
Telecommunications provider Vocus has experienced another day of falling share prices, ending Thursday at $2.38 and setting the market abuzz with rumours that the increasingly troubled telco may consider selling some its assets.

ACS Victoria says free Wi-Fi will boost ICT jobs
The Australian Computer Society in Victoria sees the State Government?s investment in the Connecting Regional Communities Program (CRCP) including its free Wi-Fi programme will boost ICT jobs in the state.