CommsWire - 10 May 2018

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NBN Co losses for year mount to $3.3b as users rise to 3.7m
NBN Co has recorded a loss of $3.3 billion in the nine months to March 2018, the third quarter of the current financial year. This compares to a loss of $2.7 billion for the nine months of the previous financial year.

Telstra takes ZTE devices off its shelves
Telstra has stopped selling ZTE mobiles and mobile broadband devices from today, following an export ban imposed on the company in the US which prevents it from buying components from American suppliers.

ACCC lauds speed lift for NBN users, says competition for services increases
Competition watchdog the ACCC says increasing numbers consumers are receiving higher-speed NBN plans and the 50Mbps plan now makes up 26% of all NBN plans, up from just 4.6 per cent in December 2017.

Rural group slams Govt over lack of black spot funding
A coalition fighting to improve communications services in regional Australia says it is disappointed that the Coalition Government failed to commit in the Federal Budget to funding future rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Program.

Former US-based senior Verizon executive joins Telstra Board
Telstra has appointed Texas-based 30-year veteran telco executive from Verizon Communications, Roy H Chestnutt, to its Board.