CommsWire - 4 October 2018

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ECONOMUSE: 2018 review of retail broadband pricing
The review of September 2018 prices shows that there has not been much movement on the major issues identified with retail broadband prices - wholesale pricing still a problem.

Ruralco signs 'transformative digital deal' with Telstra
Telstra and Australian diversified agricultural company Ruralco have announced a "multi-million dollar partnership which will see Ruralco’s outlets across Australia upgraded to Telstra’s SD-WAN solution".

Unlikely alliance calls for scrapping encryption bill
An unlikely alliance of consumer groups, rights bodies, big corporations and industry lobby groups has united in what is known as the Alliance for a Safe and Secure Internet and urged the Federal Government to reconsider any further movement on its encryption bill.

Singtel, AIS debut with VIA cross-border mobile payments
Singapore telco and Optus-owner Singtel, has launched VIA, a cross-border mobile payment alliance, with regional associate AIS and Kasikornbank, Thailand’s largest digital bank.