CommsWire - 6 March 2019


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ACMA hits 31 telcos for non compliance with consumer rules on NBN
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has completed 38 investigations and issued enforcement notices against 31 telcos for non compliance with new rules designed to help consumers moving to the National Broadband Network.

Australian mobile data costs rank 50th out of 230 nations
Australia ranks 50th for the average cost of a gigabyte of mobile data among 230 countries which were studied by the British website cable.co.uk. Data from 6313 mobile data plans was collected, prices were computed in US dollars and local currencies and the countries were ranked.

Huawei opens cyber security testing centre in Brussels
Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei Technologies has opened a cyber security testing centre in Brussels, with the company's deputy chairman saying that trust in cyber security is a major challenge globally in the digital era.

Skype on Web support for Firefox on Windows, Linux ends
Online voice and messaging service Skype can no longer be accessed on the Web using the Firefox browser on both Linux and Windows, as of Wednesday morning. The same applies to Opera.

Optus adopting BroadCloud Calling to offer unified communications
Optus Business will be the first Australian telco to offer Cisco's BroadCloud Calling service, a cloud-based platform that enables service providers to deliver voice and collaboration services over IP-based networks.

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