CommsWire - 9 March 2018

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Optus, Cisco partner on Commonwealth Games
Optus Business and Cisco are joining forces to create a smart network which they say will allow global connections to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.

Digital payments disruption coming to India via WhatsApp
Everyone wants to disrupt digital payments, with Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp's recent launch of its beta peer-to-peer digital payments service in India no exception, according to tech analysts GlobalData.

Activ8me fined $12,600 for ‘misleading representations’: ACCC
Telecommunications retail service provider Australian Private Networks — trading as Activ8me —  has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the competition watchdog, the ACCC issued an infringement notice for alleged false and misleading representations.

Facebook adds video chat to Messenger Lite, for slow connections
If you're plagued by slow Internet connectivity, or have an older Android device or one running Android Go, but still want video calls, Facebook Messenger Lite has a video message for you.

French researcher finds flaws in site of Indian state-owned telco
A French security researcher, who goes by the handle Elliot Alderson on his Twitter account, the name of the fictional hacker in the TV show Mr Robot, has uncovered several vulnerabilities in the database of India's state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited telecommunicationa company.