CommsWire - 27 March 2019

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Labor pledges economic inquiry into encryption law impact
The Australian Labor Party has pledged to hold an inquiry that looks into the economic impacts of the Federal Government's encryption law after the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security completes its ongoing review and submits a report on 3 April.

Sale of some iPhone models may be barred in US
Apple may have to stop selling some iPhone models in the US if a judgment that found it had infringed on two patents owned by multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm is enforced.

Optus announces pre-orders for Huawei P30 series smartphones
Optus has started taking pre-orders for the much anticipated Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones, complete with dual-sim capability and AI powered camera system.

Ericsson launches new solution to ‘accelerate’ 4G digital transformation, path to 5G
Swedish communications giant Ericsson says it has launched an easy-to-use cellular connectivity solution aimed at accelerating industry 4.0 digital transformation.

US smartphone market drifts down for 14th straight month
Smartphone sell-through in the US fell for the 14th consecutive month in January, with a 2.7% fall year-on-year, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this was the second consecutive year when sales decreased in the first month of the year.