CommsWire - 14 December 2017

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Rowland makes NBN an issue ahead of by-election
A watershed test of the effect that the still growing national broadband network fiasco has had on the fortunes of the sitting Government may be displayed at the ballot box next weekend.

Lack of transparency, accountability on NBN rollout, claim Greens
The Australian Greens have called for action by the Government, NBN Co and retail providers to address what they say is a serious lack of honesty, transparency and accountability at all levels on the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Telstra buys VMtech as it pursues growth in cloud services market
Telstra has acquired Sydney-based professional and managed services provider VMtech in a deal which the telco says is aligned with its strategy to accelerate the growth of its network applications and services business in Australia and internationally.  

NEC, CrowdOptic team up on smart city security
NEC Australia is partnering with Silicon Valley vision analytics firm, CrowdOptic, in a strategic moved aimed at bringing next generation security to smart cities.

Spark says NZ IoT network build on fast track as new sites go live
New Zealand telco Spark is building a long-range network to enable the Internet of Things in New Zealand?s most populated urban centres, with the switching on of new sites in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland in time for the New Year.