CommsWire - 20 December 2018


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Australian 5G will cost billions more due to Huawei ban: claim
Australia's ban on the use of 5G equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will result in the cost of deploying wireless base stations being higher by anything from 15% to 40%, Huawei chairman Ken Hu says.

ACCC issues interim prices for Christmas Island transmission services
Binding rules of conduct setting out interim prices for new wholesale transmission services to Christmas Island have been issued by the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

ACMA hits Primus, iSelect with fines over telemarketing
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has fined Primus Telecommunications and iSelect $8400 apiece for telemarketing services to consumers after they had withdrawn their consent. Dodo Services was formally warned for a similar offence.

Optus ramps up network for festive season
Optus says it has been busy ramping up its network in time for the festive season, implementing special event parameters across the country to ensure major shopping centres, holiday hotspots and New Year’s destinations are ready to handle the significant increase in traffic over the period.

Labor queries HFC cost rise despite drop in homes served
The Australian Labor Party has questioned how the cost of the NBN Co's HFC build has increased by 64% since 2015, despite the fact that the number of premises being served by the technology has fallen by 37.5%.

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