CommsWire - 7 December 2018


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Optus says renewal of USO deal ignores reality
Australia's second biggest telco, Singtel Optus, says Wednesday's announcement by the Federal Government about arrangements for the Universal Service Obligation being retained as such does not reflect "real changes in policy, market and technological realities".

US accused of 'rogue' tactics over Huawei CFO arrest
A Chinese newspaper has accused the US of resorting to a "despicable rogue's approach" in asking Canada to arrest the daughter of the founder of Huawei, and says this is because Washington "cannot stop Huawei's 5G advance in the market".

Arrest of Huawei CFO a dangerous precedent and threat to global trade
COMMENT: The arrest of the CFO of Huawei Technologies Meng Wanzhou in Canada for the alleged violation of the company trading with Iran in contravention of US sanctions on that country has heightened already shaky trade relations between China and the US. It also threatens relations between China and the wider West.

Encryption laws sought to right the balance between spies and tech
ANALYSIS The Australian encryption laws were devised for one reason: so that spy agencies could get back on an equal footing with technology firms and have a big stick with which to beat them whenever they want.

ACCC inquiry into NBN Co wholesale standards enters second phase
The competition watchdog's inquiry into the wholesale service standards of NBN Co has entered its second phase and will consider whether regulation is needed to improve customer experience.

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