CommsWire - 6 December 2018


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Despite PJCIS' recommendations, CA chief says bill still flawed
The Federal Government's encryption bill, which is up for debate and passage in Parliament at the time of writing (11am AEDT), still represents a threat to the cyber security of all Australians and a major risk for the future of Australia's IT industry and the livelihoods of Australians who work in that industry, Communications Alliance chief John Stanton has said.

Origin energises customers with broadband service launch
Power company Origin has launched a new broadband service for its customers who have their gas and electricity services with Origin already.

Canada arrests Huawei CFO over alleged US sanctions busting
The chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies has been arrested in Vancouver and is facing extradition to the US over alleged violation of US trade sanctions against Iran.

BT removing Huawei gear from core networks as planned
British telco BT and Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei say the UK firm is removing equipment made by the Chinese company from the core of its 3G and 4G networks as it planned to do after it acquired the company EE in 2016.

Telstra shows off 5G video call, 5G hub in Sydney
Telstra has demonstrated a 5G to 5G video call and also what it claims is the world's first connection of a 5G mid-band commercial device during a presentation in Sydney.

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