CommsWire - 8 October 2018

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Basslink refers Hydro Tasmania dispute to arbitration
Basslink, the company that manages the undersea data and power cable that links Tasmania to the Australian mainland, has referred the dispute between it and Hydro Tasmania to arbitration, after dispute resolution procedures failed to resolve the issue.

Optus switches on new mobile tower in Tathra
Singtel Optus has switched on a new mobile tower in Tathra, on the Sapphire Coast in NSW, giving residents 4G mobile coverage.

Motorola deploys digital radio system for NZ’s Christchurch Airport
Motorola Solutions has deployed a digital radio system at New Zealand’s Christchurch Airport to enhance communications as the airport manages a travel boom in the country.

Internet Australia asks Dutton to consult widely on encryption bill
Internet Australia, a not-for-profit that claims to represent Internet users in the country, has urged Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to intervene in what it characterises as "the inadequate consultation process" over the encryption bill that was presented to Parliament last month.

Plan change mysteriously solves South Australian’s NBN HFC issues
The Internet problems plaguing a resident of South Australia who has an NBN connection via HFC have suddenly disappeared, though neither the NBN Co nor his retail service provider are able to cast light on how it was resolved.