CommsWire - 22 October 2018


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ACMA probe of triple zero failure finds Telstra in breach
An ACMA investigation into the lack of provision of a triple-zero service by Telstra after an outage in May has found the telco in breach of a rule that requires it to ensure that such calls go to the emergency call service operator.

Encryption bill: Consultation? What consultation, asks CA’s Stanton
Communications Alliance chief John Stanton has questioned the Federal Government's claims about having consulted widely before drafting its encryption bill, pointing out during a parliamentary hearing that he had had just a single meeting with a representative of the attorney-general's office in the run-up to the release of the public draft of the bill.

Bankwest's debt 'enforcement default' slammed by NextDC
Bankwest, a division of the Commonwealth Bank, has been accused of launching an "aggressive and overhanded enforcement default" in the case of Asia Pacific Data Centre, by the head of data centre operator NextDC, Craig Scroggie.

Over the Wire inks agreements to buy Access Digital Networks, Comlinx
ASX-listed telecommunications, cloud and IT solutions provider Over the Wire has inked binding agreements to acquire all the shares in Access Digital Networks, and all shares in Comlinx.  

Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract China spying story
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has taken the unusual step of asking Bloomberg to retract a story it published earlier this month, claiming that his firm was among companies that were exposed to spying through chips implanted on server mainboards made by US company Supermicro Computer.

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