US Attorney-General William Barr has called for active consideration of a proposal to take a controlling stake in telecommunications firms Nokia and Ericsson in order to prevent Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies from increasing its market share.

The ACCC has formally released the Competition and Consumer (Consumer Data Right) Rules, which it says is is a “key development” in progressing the Consumer Data Right in banking.

A number of American technology companies such as Microsoft, Dell and AT&T have joined an effort sponsored by the White House to create advanced software for 5G networks in order to reduce the dependence on Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.

New Zealand telco Spark says the British decision to give Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies a limited role in its 5G networks has not led to "any significant change" in its own rollout.

The UK has announced that it will give Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies a limited role in the country's 5G networks, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab telling the House of Commons that additional security measures would be put in place to ensure that risk was properly mitigated.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is examining changes that have come about in commercial news broadcasts due to digital disruption, following studies in 2019 that showed about 80% of adults were concerned about large advertisers influencing the type and content of news.

The Indian Government has given Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies the go-ahead to participate in the forthcoming trials of 5G networks.

Italy will become the second European country to levy a tax on digital firms, with the country's parliament passing the necessary legislation which will take effect from 1 January 2020.

New Zealand holiday rental management and accommodation company Bachcare says there are “inaccuracies” in the country’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission’s statement about online reviews in which the Commission said that Bachcare had misled consumers. 

Friday, 20 December 2019 10:32

ACCC delays CDR implementation

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The launch of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the banking sector has been delayed until July 2020.

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