CommsWire - 6 July 2018

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Government proposal to replace TIO gets cold shoulder
An Australian Government proposal to replace the industry funded Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman with an external disputes resolution body has met with an icy reception from the TIO and the peak body representing telcos. 

Erub Island joins the mobile age
Telstra has activated its 450th - and possibly most remote - 'Black Spot' mobile tower. The latest mobile tower that Telstra has set up under the Commonwealth Government's mobile black spot program is on Erub (Darnley) Island.

NZ broadband speeds increase dramatically: report
New Zealand’s average broadband speed has increased threefold in the past five years alone, according to the country’s competition enforcement agency the Commerce Commission.

Subex wins multi-million dollar analytics contract with Optus
Indian-based analytics solution provider Subex has won a multi-million-dollar contract with Australian telco Optus to implement its ROC Network Asset Management solution.

JB Hi-Fi to sell SPACETALK children's smart watch
Technology firm MGM Wireless has cut a deal with JB Hi-Fi to sell the former's SPACETALK children's smartphone watch.