CommsWire - 21 August 2019

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Connexus pilots ‘Pay-it-Forward’ free digital phone service
The South Australian town of Gawler will be the first regional community to receive free digital phone services under a ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme to be conducted by Melbourne-based ISP, Connexus.

Optus turns to Myriota for satellite IoT
Optus Business has struck a deal with nanosatellite operator Myriota. The arrangement between Optus and Myriota provides a way to deliver remote and regional connectivity for IoT devices and applications.

Remote parts of Northern Territory get mobile coverage for first time
Optus has switched on two new mobile sites in the Northern Territory as it progresses work on its mobile blackspot program.

Australians increasingly embrace multiple subscriptions for entertainment
Australians have a growing taste for sports and video entertainment content sending the Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services market to new heights, reaching 12.3 million total subscriptions at the end of June, according new research from technology analyst firm, Telsyte.