CommsWire - 26 June 2017

Mobile roaming regulation would deliver $658 million in consumer savings: VHA
Australian mobile users could benefit to the tune of $658 million in savings every year if domestic roaming services are regulated, according to a new independent study by a London-based economic group commissioned by Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Optus hits out at VHA over mobile roaming regulation
Optus has disputed suggestions that regulation of mobile roaming services in Australia might lead to price reductions for consumers and has taken a swipe at competitor VHA and its response to an ACCC draft decision on roaming.

ACMA consults industry on 3.6GHz spectrum ahead of 5G introduction
Planning for the eventual introduction of 5G in Australia is a key focus of the Australian Communications and Media Authority in an industry consultation paper it released on Friday.

TPG Capital, founder said to be looking at Vocus takeover
TPG Capital may team up with Vocus founder James Spenceley to examine a takeover of the communications company in the event that the equity firm's bid for Fairfax Media does not come off.

Sky and Space Global completes successful 3 Diamonds satellite launch
Australian-listed satellite company Sky and Space Global has successfully launched its 3 Diamonds nano-satellites in the first stage of the launch of a full constellation of 200 nano-satellites in the equatorial orbit by 2020.

ACCAN doubts about funding of National Relay Service
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has raised concerns about future funding by the Federal Government of the National Relay Service (NRS) communications channel for deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired Australians.