CommsWire - 13 March 2018

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NBN Co to issue monthly progress reports
NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has announced it will publish a monthly progress report from now on to track any improvements in services which it delivers on its network. 

NBN Co Feb figures show 60% connected to network
Take-up of the NBN in homes and businesses that are ready to connect is about 60% judging by figures issued by the NBN Co, the company rolling out the network, for February.

Spark secures first IoT customer
New Zealand?s largest telco Spark is set to launch its long-range Internet of Things network and has signed resource monitoring company, Levno, as its first customer.

Regional Australians ?disadvantaged? by latest spectrum auction: Labor
The move to 5G mobile services in regional Australia and metropolitan areas has taken a further step forward with the Federal Government?s announcement that 125 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band will be sold at competitive auction.

Boost ups the ante in prepaid space with more data
In 2018, with unlimited voice and text plans available from $10 in the market, it's all about how much data you get with your pre-paid plan, with Boost's generous new data plans a move to try ruling the pre-paid roost.