CommsWire - 4 December 2018


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Encryption bill: final parliamentary panel hearing cancelled
Following disagreement between the Federal Government and the Opposition over its passage, a hearing of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security inquiring into the encryption bill, scheduled for Tuesday, appears to have been cancelled.

Optus Wholesale signs network partner deal with Transatel
Optus Wholesale has secured an agreement as the Australian network partner for European mobile virtual network company, Transatel, currently expanding its global network coverage to support its Internet of Things (IoT) offering.

New IoT network to help irrigate cotton farms
Ag-tech firm Goanna Ag will roll out a public LoRaWAN Internet of Things network, supported by IoT enterprise provider NNNCo, to provide smart irrigation management solutions to cotton growers.

OPPO claims first 5G multi-party video call on smartphone
Chinese smartphone vendor OPPO claims to have completed the first multi-party video call on a device enabled by 5G, with engineers from six of its R&D institutes taking part.

Chinese brands drive smartphone market in Q3 while Apple flat
Chinese brands Huawei and Xiaomi are driving the growth of the global smartphone market at the expense of declining Samsung marketshare and flat sales for Apple which is facing a saturated premium smartphone market for its products.

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