CommsWire - 17 May 2017

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TPG raises $320m, joins cashed-up Telstra competitors
Australia's fourth largest telecommunications player TPG has achieved its targeted fund-raising announced a month ago, raising $320.2 million to help fund its planned new mobile network. TPG has now joined a coterie of well-funded competitors threatening Telstra’s dominance.

Optus gets $555k of ‘left over’ black spot funds to boost SA mobile coverage
The South Australian Government has allocated $555,015 to Optus to build and operate four new mobile phone base stations in the State after $2 million it committed towards the federal government’s mobile black spots programme was not fully utilised.

Cloudscene launches info on direct connectivity availability
Cloudscene, a directory of thousands of data centres and cloud and Internet service providers, has launched an exclusive cloud on-ramps feature providing global data on direct connectivity availability within colocation facilities.

Motorola responds to high public safety demand in APAC
Motorola Solutions is unveiling new advanced technology solutions which it says will enhance the capabilities of nationwide public safety networks in the Asia Pacific as forecasts predict significant growth in the use of two-way radios in the region over the next three years.

Sending files by post faster than NBN for games developer
A games developer in Brisbane was forced to send updated files to his audio designer in Melbourne, about 1600 kms away, using the postal service because his Internet service was too slow.

Australians doing little to secure mobile devices despite breaches: PayPal
Australians are concerned about mobile security, but the majority aren’t doing enough about it, according to research which reveals that 40% have been victim to a mobile security breach.