CommsWire - 15 July 2018

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Best to sell NBN Co only a decade after rollout ends: expert
The best option for NBN Co after 2022 — when the network rollout is completed — would be for the government to retain it for at least 10 years as that would bring it the most benefit from its investment, a network expert says.

Protected cloud: ASD claims same standards apply to all firms
The Australian Signals Directorate says the Australian Cyber Security Centre does not apply different security standards to different cloud service providers.

Young entrepreneurs out to impress in Optus Future Makers program
Seven finalists have been selected in the Optus Future Makers program for budding entrepreneurs, with a total of $300,000 in grant funding up for grabs.

FCC Chairman talks up 5G, announces US spectrum auctions
At his Medium blog, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced the first of several 5G auctions in the US to bring forth millimetre-wave spectrum for mobile broadband, and more.

First 4G commercial TDD network deployed in Thailand, 5G coming
As some telcos prepare for 5G rollouts, Thailand is just getting its first 4G TDD network, but it's underpinned by Nokia's AirScale platform which "paves the way for 5G".