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Red Hat modernises telecommunications for HKT, Samsung
CSPs now need to provide modern networks that work across every industry if they are to survive in a competitive and evolving marketplace.
NZ telco industry welcomes ComCom review into dispute resolution scheme
"We hope this review process results in a strengthened TDR scheme that is able to help even more New Zealanders if they encounter issues with their telecommunications services."
6G guidelines outlined in paper released by NGMN
The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance has published its first 6G white paper.
Faster fibre plans, says Commerce Commission
The performance of Fibre Max plans has substantially improved, according to the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand report.
Commission completes review of consumer mobile phone bills
In September 2020, the Commission published an open letter to Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees asking them to share their plans for providing their customers with more meaningful product and service comparisons and to guard against overspending.
APAC drives multi-billion dollar growth in private network deployments
The APAC market network opportunity will reach almost US$7 billion by 2025.
Jabra names Aussie Telrex A/NZ and APAC partner of the year
This year's Partner of the Year, Telrex, has worked with Jabra to offer a full-service management suite to key customers such as Monash University and Suncorp in Queensland and across Australia.
Telcos concerned legacy tech will hold back DX progress
One report says that even though 65% of telcos have a clear roadmap to digitalisation, 70% struggle with legacy technology.
ComCom: Broadband pricing stagnant in 2020 despite NZers flocking online
Despite increased demand, fixed line broadband pricing remains expensive tor all tiers compared to other countries in the OECD.
Telco Plan B under fire over failure to comply with levy requirements
Telecommunications company Plan B Group has been officially warned by the Commerce Commission over its failure to meet statutory obligations to provide information needed to calculate the 2019/20 Telecommunications Development Levy.
New Zealand telcos to support Commerce Commission changes
New Zealand's three main mobile operators have agreed to provide more information and tools to support consumer choice.
Commerce Commission to promote competition in telco markets
The Commerce Commission has launched an online survey in a bid to help telecommunications stakeholders have their say on the next phase of regulation for fibre service providers.
Kordia names Shaun Rendell as new CEO
Kordia Group has appointed former CFO Shaun Rendell at its new CEO, following the recent death of the late CEO Scott Bartlett.
Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
Kiwis have "world-class" broadband - TCF
"If we look at data internationally, we know our country is faring well, with New Zealand broadband speeds continuously improving and our fixed line broadband speeds above the OECD average."
Dubber signs hybrid cloud agreement with IBM
The agreement will see Dubber expand its unified call recording and voice intelligence cloud services to include IBM hybrid cloud and security.
ComCom seeks increase in telecommunications, fibre funding
Commission considers it requires funding of: - $15 million a year for the telecommunications and fibre sector, a $3.7 million increase on the $11.3 million spent in 2019/2020.
Digital experience AI firm HeadSpin partners with Google Cloud
Digital experience AI platform HeadSpin has been recognised as a horizontal solution provider and partner of Google Cloud, as part of Google Cloud’s Global Mobile Edge Cloud strategy.
Hawaiian Telcom & Hawaiki extend capacity between APAC & the US
The end result is a new route linking Sydney, Guam, Hawai‘i and Los Angeles, offering greater connectivity and route diversity to organisations operating between Australia and the United States.
NZ telco industry welcomes ComCom 111 Contact Code
The telecommunications industry is committed to ensuring vulnerable customers can continue to access emergency services.
Report: Optus’ acquisition of Amaysim signals MVNO market decline
The MVNO market was previously expected to continue to grow – but the forecast now is that the market share will decline from 15% to 6% by 2023.
New Zealand's telco market ripe for disruption - report
COVID-19 has dented revenue streams, particularly roaming revenue, prepay revenue and handset sales.
Over the Wire brings Zintel back to A/NZ
The brand has returned due to the acquisition of J2 Global to provide customers with communications solutions that meet the needs of work-from-home.
Commerce Commission moves to address rising telecommunications sector complaints
The Commerce Commission is asking for views on what telecommunications providers could be doing better to address increasing complaints about the sector.