News of Note—Thuraya, CRTC, magicJack and more

news of note

> Thuraya Telecommunications has launched its VoIP service and app, Thuraya Talk. Release

> Canadians' appetite for broadband keeps growing, but only 11% of the population subscribes to services as fast as the CRTC's universal service target. The Canadian Press article

> B. Riley Financial has signed an agreement to acquire magicJack VocalTec for $143 million. Release

> Telus reported third quarter revenues up 4% year over year due to increases in next-gen wireline data and wireless revenues. Release

> Nokia announced its new NetGuard Security Management Center software product, which the company said is "designed to bolster service providers' ability to proactively detect, predict and combat the growing threat from ransomware and other types of malware." Release

> Cockatoos are bringing down Australia’s National Broadband Network by chewing through cables, have caused $80,000 in damage so far. Computer Weekly article