CommsWire - 27 June 2017

Optus boosting mobile coverage with $7.5 million investment in SA
Optus has committed $7.6 million to mobile coverage on its 4G Plus network along the Fleurieu Peninsula and on Kangaroo Island South Australia.

Sky and Space readies satellites for revenue-earning service
Satellite company Sky and Space Global has commenced testing of its 3 diamond satellites launched into orbit last week and says it is on track to generate its first revenue from the satellites in September.

Iridium launches 10 satellites into low-earth space orbit
US-based satellite company Iridium has successfully launched a payload of 10 satellites into low-Earth orbit an hour after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

‘Netflix Tax’ set to hike up cost of imported digital products, services by 10%
The Federal Government’s new tax – dubbed the ‘Netflix Tax’ - on imported digital products and services comes into effect next Saturday, 1 July, pushing the price of goods and services up by 10%.

Encryption: Turnbull tilts at windmills again
In a statement that brings to mind the valour of Don Quixote, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has flagged "a crackdown on ungoverned spaces online".