CommsWire - 7 August 2018

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ACCC opens inquiry into mobile voice, SMS MTAS delaration
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has started an inquiry into regulation of wholesale mobile voice and SMS services – and whether to vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) declaration or to make a new declaration.

Vodafone declares NBN price war, blasts price down, from $58
Stating it is taking the "telco war on price from mobile to NBN", Vodafone says it is "making high speed Vodafone NBN available to new and existing customers for under $60 per month" with savings of "up to $480 per year".

NBN Co revenue may take hit after 5G arrives: Rowland
The financial position of the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, is likely to worsen due to competition from wireless networks once 5G begins to make its presence felt, the Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland has warned.

Macquarie Telecom expanding data centre campus
Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom has announced the expansion of its existing Macquarie Park Intellicentre to a 43MW campus as part of its ongoing data centre consolidation and development.

Australian smartphone sales 'slow ahead of 5G'
Australians are increasingly buying wearable devices as smartphone sales have slowed prior to the advent of 5G, according to new research.