CommsWire - 9 October 2018


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Bloomberg says big US telco hit by China hardware tampering
Apparently undeterred by strong criticism of a supply chain attack story it published last week, Bloomberg has put out another yarn, dealing with a similar theme, this time about a "major US telecommunications company" that allegedly encountered doctored hardware made by the US company Supermicro Computer.

Lycamobile cops $12,600 penalty for telco code breach
Mobile service provider Lycamobile has paid a $12,600 penalty after failing to follow an ACMA direction to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code (TCP).

Optus and Telstra say 'Hey Google!' to Pixel 3 pre-orders
Both Telstra and Optus have cast out their lines with attractive offers in attempts to reel in pre-order customers of the new Google Pixel 3 phones.

Sky & Space inks R&D deal with Poland, EU
Australia-listed satellite communications company Sky and Space Global has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Polish Government and the European Union to initiate a project into M2M device and smart grid innovation.

ANU materials invention could lead to ‘bendable’ mobile phones
Engineers at the Australian National University in Canberra have invented a semiconductor with organic and inorganic materials that can convert electricity into light very efficiently – and is thin and flexible enough to help make devices such as mobile phones bendable.

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