CommsWire - 28 November 2018


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Ericsson report says 5G will cover 40% of population by 2024
Swedish telecommunications multinational Ericsson says it expects about 40% of the world's population to be covered by 5G by 2024, with 2019 being the year that the technology takes off.

PNG says will stick with Huawei for Internet project
A minister in the Papua New Guinea government has said that his country will honour the agreement it has made with Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies to build its Internet infrastructure, snubbing offers by the US, Japan and Australia to step in instead.

Encryption bill 'poorly conceived', says UN official
Australia's proposed encryption bill has been described as a national security measure that has been poorly conceived and likely to endanger security as not by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Professor Joseph Cannataci.

Cisco uncovers campaign targeting Middle East government networks
A campaign that targets government domains in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the private Lebanese airline, Middle East Airlines, has been uncovered by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group, which claims that the attackers appear to have studied their intended victims' networks well enough to remain inconspicuous.

Fast broadband boosts female entrepreneurship, says NBN Co
Fast-broadband connectivity is contributing to a boom in female entrepreneurship and giving women more flexibility to choose where and how they work, according to a new research report just released.

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