CommsWire - 20 November 2018


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House NBN panel asks Govt to change regional broadband levy
The Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee into the NBN has recommended that the Government update the modelling of its proposed regional broadband levy, in order to reflect the cost increases since the original modelling in 2015.

Opposition says fixed-wireless service congestion cause for concern
The Australian Labor Party has expressed concern over the state of the fixed-wireless service offered by the NBN Co and identified in the second report of the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN as likely to be due to congestion.

Labor accuses Govt of avoiding NBN 'inconvenient metrics'
The Australian Labor Party has, predictably, slammed the Federal Government for avoiding any mention of what it calls "inconvenient metrics" in the NBN Co's first-quarter results which were announced on Monday.

Skype voice and video with Alexa arriving in AU
Amazon's talented Alexa assistant has gained yet another new skill, letting users make Skype calls by voice, and with the Echo Show and Echo Spot, making video calls, too. 

Dubber seals call recording deal with Vodafone NZ
Australian-listed call recording platform provider Dubber has secured a deal to provide its call recording and analytics suite to Vodafone New Zealand for fixed and mobile services. 

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