CommsWire - 20 December 2017

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Australia-Singapore cable opens up new strategic data route, says Vocus 
The Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) network will open the door for a new strategic data route - the Great Southern Route - connecting South East Asia to North America via Australia, according to owner Vocus, when it opens for business in July 2018.

NBN Co, Ericsson extend fixed wireless, satellite comms deal
NBN Co, the builders of the National Broadband Network, is extending its fixed wireless and Sky Muster managed services partnership with global communications and networking giant Ericsson.

Avaya exits bankruptcy protection, ready for stock market listing
Unified communications vendor Avaya has finally emerged from Chapter 11 protection from bankruptcy in the US with completion of its debt reconstruction plan.

NZ’s Stuff Fibre cops warning over Internet speed claims
New Zealand broadband provider Stuff Fibre has been hit with a warning by the country’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, for making unsubstantiated claims that it is “Probably NZ’s Fastest Internet”.

Afilias selected for .au domain
The world’s second largest domain name registry, Afilias, has been appointed to provide registry services for the .au domain as part of auDA’s Registry Transformation Project.