CommsWire - 1 August 2019


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S&P delivers slap to Singtel and Optus with negative outlook
Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier Optus and its parent company Singtel have received a slap in the face from the S&P Global Ratings agency which downgraded the outlook on both companies over the next two years from stable to negative due to high debt levels.

TIO and CA warn of 'misleading' NBN telemarketing
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman's latest report describes the misleading behaviour of "a small number of retail service providers" and explains what consumers and businesses can do to protect themselves.

Pivotel makes US double acquisition, flags further acquisitions
Australian mobile carrier Pivotel has acquired two US-based mobile satellite solution businesses, MVS USA and Explorer Satellite Communications, through its US based subsidiary Pivotel America.

Canada’s Siyata to equip Australia’s government vehicles with cellular comms system
Canadian-based cellular communications systems provider Siyata Mobile is set to equip government vehicles in Australia with its CP250 in-vehicle cellular device as part of a Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) pilot program.

Auscom wins $1 million deal for Sunshine Coast cable project
A Sunshine Coast family-based business, Auscom, has been awarded a $1 million contract to provide a key part of the International Broadband Submarine Cable Network.

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