CommsWire - 6 July 2017

Fixed broadband costs push Australia back in digital readiness
The cost of fixed broadband is cited as the main reason why Australia has slipped two places to 18th on the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index. A total of 139 countries were surveyed.

Prysmian wins WestConnex cable project
WestConnex new M4 contractor CPB Samsung John Holland JV has awarded Prysmian Australia a contract to deliver 1100 km of MV, LV, control, communications and fibre optic cables for the New South Wales road tunnel project.

Amaysim graces Australia with $40 unlimited 12/1Mbps NBN plan
Seeking to illuminate its new value offering, Amaysim is hammering home its “highly competitive NBN offer” for new and existing customers from $40pm.

China Telecom and Ericsson announce ‘open IoT platform’
China Telecom and Ericsson report launching a global connection management platform that will support China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ strategy and accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services.

5G revenues to reach $269 billion by 2025
5G operator-billed revenues are tipped to soar to a massive $269 billion by 2025, rising from a mere $851 million in 2019, for a massive 161% CAGR.

Video plays: 61% on obile in APAC, from 46% a year ago
Telstra subsidiary Ooyala’s Q1 2016 Video Index shows rapid growth in mobile content consumption. In the Asia Pacific region 61% of all video plays are on mobile, up from 46% a year ago and surprisingly, long-form content is the most popular.