CommsWire - 16 June 2017

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Vocus turns down KKR bid, apologises for missteps
Australian telco Vocus has turned down a $3.3 billion takeover from US equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, with chief executive Geoff Horth using an investors' day this week to also apologise to shareholders for recent problems.

EU abolishes mobile roaming charges
The European Union has abolished roaming charges for people using mobile phones, meaning that those travelling within the countries that make up the union will pay the same rates as they pay at home.

Optus boosts govt credentials with Canberra Data Centres partnership
Optus Business is partnering with Canberra Data Centres (CDC) to boost its business in the government sector with the delivery of a private cloud solutions aimed at federal government agencies.

Inabox offers complete Office 365 Fast Lane product
Wholesale telecommunications and IT services group Inabox Group has launched an Office 365 Fast Lane product, so that its telco retail service providers can offer this product.

MyNetFone tempts business with unlimited voice plans
Hosted voice and data communications services provider MyNetFone is tempting businesses with new voice plans offering unlimited telephone calls and fixed price options for phone services.

Samsung Pay adds 38 more Aussie payment options
Samsung has added 38 new banks and credit unions to those who can use its Samsung Pay facility, allowing Australian Samsung Galaxy A5/A7 and S6 or later users to come closer to ditching their wallets.

Blackberry, VoxSmart offer services for MiFID II compliance
Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry has announced a partnership with mobile surveillance and compliance firm VoxSmart to help financial services companies comply with the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive.