CommsWire - 4 July 2017

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ACCC to undertake wide-ranging study of telco sector
The competition regulator will undertake a market study to discover the exact state of the telecommunications sector, with the focus on the national broadband network and 5G technology.

NBN FttP slower than 4G in Port Augusta: official
An official from the Port Augusta City Council says that despite the area having been selected to receive fibre-to-the-premises technology under the NBN rollout, the speeds are often less than what one can get over 4G.

Spark rolling out NZ country-wide network for IoT
New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has started the development of a country-wide low power wide area (‘LPWA’) network to enable the Internet of Things (‘IoT’).

Vocus adds support for IPoE protocol
Australia's fourth largest – and lately controversial - telecommunications outfit Vocus has added support for the IPoE protocol to its NBN Ethernet Bitstream equivalent service.

BT, Cisco collaborate to boost digital transformation
UK telco BT is collaborating with networking kingpin Cisco in a alliance which they claim will deliver a new service that allows teams to work together more intuitively and productively regardless of location and device used.