CommsWire - 11 December 2017

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Data use in Australia explodes by 43% in past year: ACMA
The amount of data Australians are consuming has gone through the roof, rising by 43% in the past year, according to a new report tabled in Parliament last week. We?re also using a more diverse range of devices, although the mobile phone is still the most popular and frequently used way to go online.

LTE subscriptions now more than 32% of all global mobile subs
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirms that LTE subscriptions now account for 32.4% of all mobile subscriptions globally.

NSW FttC suburbs excised from NBN Co address checker
Some NSW suburbs that were slated to receive NBN connections via fibre-to-the-curb technology appear to have been excised from the NBN Co's address checker without any explanation.

NBN Co chief claims some HFC issues arose recently
NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow has claimed that some of the problems that led to the postponement of connecting customers to the network through HFC only surfaced recently as the volume of customers who were connecting rose in number.

NBN HFC delay to cost $50m, company says
The postponement of HFC connections to the NBN by between six and nine months will mean a revenue hit of about $50 million and a possible delay in about $500 million of revenue, the NBN Co says.

Telstra doubles international mobile roaming data allowances
Telstra has doubled data allowances on its international day pass and expanded coverage to an additional 17 countries.