CommsWire - 25 February 2019

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ACMA to issue revised rules for international mobile roaming
The Australian Communications and Media Authority will release modified rules for international mobile roaming later this year, based not on the International Mobile Roaming Standard, but one more attuned to service providers with similar, more flexible rules.

NetComm Wireless to be acquired by US firm Casa Systems
Australian networking solutions provider NetComm Wireless has agreed to be acquired by Massachusetts-based converged broadband solutions company Casa Systems for a price of A$161 million or A$1.10 per share in an all-cash transaction.

Telstra announces it is '5G-ready now' plus three 5G smartphones
Telstra has announced at MWC 2019 it has "partnered with some of the world’s leading 5G smartphone manufacturers for exclusive or first to market deals".

Alcatel unveils new smartphones and tablet at MWC 2019
Australia's No.3 smartphone maker, Alcatel, has launched three new smartphones and a new tablet at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.

Telstra, CBA to trial 5G for banking
Telstra, the Commonwealth Bank and Ericsson plan to explore the use of 5G communications technology to move processing in the financial services sector closer to the edge.