CommsWire - 30 May 2017

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Telstra, Fox Sports seal outside broadcast deal
Telstra is facilitating Fox Sports? outdoor broadcasts through its distributed production network under a long-term deal inked by the two companies.

NBN Co claims credit for Cairns small business boom
An NBN Co commissioned report claims there has been a four per cent uplift in local small businesses (5-19 employees) in the last two years in part due to the region?s increased connectivity through access to fast broadband.

Optus announces $5.5 million to improve mobile coverage in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley
Optus has announced a $5.5 million commitment to improve 4G Plus mobile coverage in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley.

Moving Telstra's non-NBN fibre to NBN 'a backward step'
The transfer of Telstra's South Brisbane and Velocity estate fibre networks to the NBN would be a backward step because the NBN does not support Foxtel and free-to-air TV over fibre as Velocity does, an industry source claims.

MedAdvisor to integrate with US firm's mobile healthcare apps
Listed Australian medical technology company MedAdvisor has signed a deal with US-based iHealth Labs, covering integration with the latter's mobile healthcare solutions and apps.