CommsWire - 6 August 2018

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ACMA releases spectrum auction info ahead of 5G introduction
Critical information for the auction of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band – which will pave the way for 5G telecoms services in Australia - has been released by the broadcasting and telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Optus and Curtin Uni raise curtain on major AI project
The impact of artificial intelligence on regional telecommunications, higher education and the urban environment will be the focus of a new research group launched today as part of a new alliance between Optus Business and Curtin University.

Union claims Telstra workers forced to take pay cut
The union representing Telstra workers claims the telco is forcing those who will not be affected by the sackings announced in June, as part of its new strategy known as Telstra2022, to take a cut in their take-home pay.

Telstra says pay deal provides 'certainty in time of change'
Telstra says any pay deal it has proposed to employees is aimed at protecting what it calls its "industry-leading terms and conditions" in order that it can provide certainty "over a period of significant change".

Samsung Galaxy Note9 video leaked – 1TB, long battery life
Tech giant Samsung has been teasing about its upcoming Galaxy Note9 release, but accidentally gave more away on Friday when it temporarily released an introduction video online.