CommsWire - 17 July 2018

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NSW Govt touts digital smart procurement benefits with telcos
The NSW Government says its agencies are "benefitting from three new innovative telecommunications and digital deals which take advantage of the collective buying power to better connect with the people of New South Wales".

Aussies think their smartphones are ‘spying’ on them: survey
Millions of Aussies are reportedly “freaked out” because they think their smartphone is eavesdropping on them - all because they are bombarded with advertising after having a chat about a product or service.

ACOMMS reflect comms industry transformation says CA
Short-listed nominees for the communications industry ACOMMS awards are illustrative of the industry’s transformation from the provision of traditional fixed and mobile communications to next-generation available-anywhere, advanced services and applications, according to the Communications Alliance.

ACMA hits online tradie service with fine over spam 
Online marketplace Service Seeking has been fined $50,400 by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for sending SMS messages without consent, for failing to clearly identify who authorised them and for not including an unsubscribe option.

ZTE shares rise 17% in HK as US deal completed
The shares of Chinese telecommunications outfit ZTE Corporation rose 17% in Hong Kong trading on Monday after the company met the final condition laid down by the US Commerce Department for resuming its business operations in the US.