CommsWire - 5 December 2017

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Labor questions timing of NBN HFC delay announcement
Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland has questioned the timing of the NBN Co's announcement about delaying HFC connections to the national broadband network, revealing a timeline that shows problems were first identified two years ago.

Australia the ‘odd one out’ without fibre-only networks: analyst
Australia and the National Broadband Network are the “odd one out” as internationally there is a rapid development of wholesale-only providers who, in general, are building fibre-only networks aimed at the emerging market of the gigabit society, according to telecoms analyst Paul Budde.

NetComm supplying NCD technology for NBN FttC project
NetComm Wireless is claiming a “world first” development of a Network Connection Device (NCD), and says it has secured its first customer – NBN Co – with the device to be used with the National Broadband Network fibre-to-the curb (FttC) project.

Subsea cable between Australia and Singapore cut again
A submarine cable that links Australia to Southeast Asia has been cut yet again, increasing the latency for Australian users to Asian destinations.

PayPal payment network breach exposes 1.6m customer details
PayPal's recently acquired payment processor TIO Networks says that the data of up to 1.6 million customers was stolen in a recent data breach.

Optus in three-year telco, managed services deal with Hastings Deering
Optus Business will provide telecommunications and managed services to Hastings Deering, the main Caterpillar dealer in Queensland and the Northern Territory, under a three-year whole-of-business ICT deal agreed on Monday.