CommsWire - 25 July 2018

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S&P report says 'damaging' write down of NBN inevitable
Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, will not return a profit on the billions invested in the project and will suffer a ‘damaging’ write down, a new report from credit ratings agency Standard & Poors says.

CA claims drop in complaints about telco services
Consumer complaints about telecommunications services dropped over the three months to the end of June this year, according to peak telecoms body Communications Alliance, with the industry lobby group claiming credit for the change in a new self-produced report.

auDA panel moves to delete record of past meetings
The Policy Review Panel of the Australian domain administrator, auDA, has raised the hackles of some members by deciding, at an 8 June meeting, to delete past consultations of the panel.

Pivotal Commware 'solves biggest carrier obstacle to enabling fixed 5G wireless'
A new start-up says it has achieved a gigabit-plus fixed 5G wireless link through its "Echo 5G Beamformer" to solve the in-building penetration problem.

Vodafone Red plans add unlimited streaming options from $5 to $15 per month
Already available in 9 other countries, the Vodafone Pass is now in Australia, giving Red plan users the ability for "endless streaming on the apps they love".