CommsWire - 14 June 2017

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LTE drives mobile broadband explosion: Ericsson
More than one million new mobile broadband subscribers every day are being added to networks around the world with an estimated 2.6 billion subscribers expected to be signed up through to 2022.

Global mobile subscribers now total 5 billion, claims GSMA
The number of mobile subscribers has grown to five billion globally, real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the mobile lobby group GSMA, claims.

Sprint fined by ACCC over misleading conduct
A false and misleading statement has cost Sprint Telco $10,800 after the competition watchdog issued it an infringement notice.

Broadband Forum, UNHIOL complete first GFast certifications
The global non-profit Broadband Forum says the first six products have successfully completed the Gfast certification program from the Forum and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).

Brandis and encryption: it's the metadata mess all over again
Attorney-General George Brandis has created a tremendous amount of confusion over what the government plans to do about encryption in the wake of the London attacks – but, given his famous bid to explain metadata, one should, perhaps, not be surprised.