CommsWire - 7 November 2018


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Broadband: Australia cheapest in Oceania, but still pricey
Australia may be the cheapest place for broadband in the Oceania region but it ranks a lowly 84 globally. The cheapest broadband packages in 195 countries surveyed by the UK's Cable.co.uk site was in Ukraine and cost US$5 per month.

Telecoms, energy companies converging a ‘sign of change’ in communications services: Analyst
The trend of telecoms and energy companies converging could be a sign for telecoms that communications services are well on their way to becoming a utility, according to one global analyst firm.

iPhone X propels Apple smartphone sales upward
Apple’s share of global smartphone sales leapt significantly in the three months to the end of September, with the iPhone X remaining the top selling device for the quarter and reaching its highest share yet of 9.1%.

Cisco laying off hundreds of staff: claim 
Global networking giant Cisco is cutting hundreds of full-time staff, with one employee saying on the Web forum thelayoff.com that his team was told about being sacked by the vice-president of the section.

Vodafone reports massive spike in Cup Day network stats
Vodafone has reported a 47% data usage increase on its mobile network during yesterday's 2018 Melbourne Cup, along with a stack of other winning stats.

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