CommsWire - 22 December 2017

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ACMA lays out new rules to ensure smoother move to NBN
Telecommunications providers will next year have to adhere to a number of new rules drafted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority to improve the experience of consumers who move to the national broadband network.

Court rejects Vodafone bid to review mobile roaming draft decision
The Federal Court has rejected Vodafone Hutchison Australia's application to review the conduct of the competition watchdog in holding a public inquiry and making a draft decision not to declare mobile roaming.

Sky and Space Global, BeepTool do US$30 million comms deal
Australian-listed satellite communications company Sky and Space Global (SAS) has sealed a 5-year binding agreement with the mobile payments start-up BeepTool Communications & Integrated Services.

Telstra leads consortium in energy purchase deal
A Telstra led consortium of large energy users has inked long-term power purchase agreements covering the 226 megawatt (MW) first stage of the Murra Warra Wind Farm near Horsham in western Victoria.

Telstra makes calls free from home phones and payphone 24 to 26 December 2017
Australia's top telco, Telstra, is turning out the Christmas cheer with free local, national and standard mobile calls from Telstra home phones and 16,000+ payphones across Australia.