CommsWire - 13 March 2019

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ACMA moves to disrupt scam telephone calls plague
New research on unsolicited calls in Australia shows that more than half of Australian adults have received scam calls daily or weekly, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

NetComm claims first products to gain Gfast global certification
Two of NetComm's Gfast 212MHz Fibre-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) products have become the first products in the global market to achieve full interoperability certification under Broadband Forum's (BBF) ID337i2 Gfast/212MHz interoperability test plan.

Australia leads the globe in 5G adoption: Deloitte
The latest 2019 TMT Predictions from Deloitte show that Australia leads the global race to adopt 5G, with eSports striding ahead, AI for better customer service, quantum computing as a major revenue opportunity and more among a wealth of other must-read prognostications.

5G and Wi-Fi 6 complementary, says Cisco
2019 is a big year for wireless" as it sees the start of the rollout of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, as well as being the 20th anniversary of Wi-Fi, Cisco APJC senior vice-president of engineering Anand Oswal says.

Optus switches on another site to overcome Qld mobile black spot
Optus has switched on a new tower in the South Burnett region in Queensland as part of round 2 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot program to bring dedicated coverage to the town of Maidenwell and surroundings for the first time.