CommsWire - 1 November 2017

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Australian Greens says 'yes' to NBN Co debt relief
The Australian Greens says the NBN should prioritise the provision of an essential service ahead of cost recovery and intends to investigate the legislative options for a write-down of NBN Co's debt.

ACMA consulting industry on self-regulation
Telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority is contemplating whether certain industry functions, including the Do Not Call Register and sections of the Spam Act relating to electronic messaging should be self-regulated by industry.

Telstra research details 10-year connection between smartphones and Australians
There were smartphones before iPhones, but since the iPhone first launched in Australia, Telstra's new research "reveals the nation’s decade-long love affair with internet-powered phones has reached new heights with 91% of mobile users now owning one."

Telstra, Pivotal get up to speed with partnerhip
Telstra’s two-year old partnership with Silicon Valley software startup Pivotal is gathering pace with the telco saying it is focused on digitisation, and the technology that will help it deliver new customer experiences, “as well as shape the future of Australia”.

Customer satisfaction with telco services on the increase: survey
Customer satisfaction with services delivered by Australia’s telcos and telecommunications services providers has risen markedly, with a new survey revealing that 83% of customers now say they are satisfied with services.

Spirit Telecom reports record growth for quarter
Listed Victorian-based ISP Spirit Telecom reports it posted record growth figures with cash receipts of $4.3 million for the first quarter of the 2018 financial year.