CommsWire - 11 October 2017

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Foxtel gets aggressive in broadband space
Foxtel has tweaked its broadband packages to offer lower prices in some cases, and more options in others, with the company also offering NBN connections on HFC.

MGM raises $290K to fund Spacetalk wearable for kids
Australian-listed school communications systems provider MGM Wireless has raised over a quarter of a million dollars from an issue of new shares to existing shareholders, with the funds to be used to launch Spacetalk, its first hardware device.

NBN Co goes local with new customer service team
NBN Co, the builder of the national broadband network, has boosted its team servicing regional and remote communities with the appointment of a dedicated unit aimed at improving the customer experience on its access network.

Optus spends $6 million for Toowoomba and Darling Downs towers
Optus will commit $6 million for new mobile tower investment across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs with Clifford Gardens, Toowoomba CBD South and the Airport Bypass all to receive new towers, in addition to a further nine towers planned for the greater Darling Downs.

Bevan Slattery to deliver Charles Todd Oration
High profile and serial ICT industry entrepreneur Bevan Slattery will deliver the Telsoc 2017 Charles Todd Oration at an event in Sydney on 26 October.