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Vodafone begins 4G calling rollout
Vodafone has rolled out 4G Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) calling across Auckland, with Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown soon to follow suit in December.
Aspera Mobile launches the Jazz 2, a dual-SIM, budget smartphone
In an age where the ticket price of mobile phones seems to be ever increasing, such a low-cost alternative definitely has its place.
Testing begins at Vodafone's first 5G site in Christchurch
The new 4G cell site will increase the area’s access to communication services, with boosted mobile phone reception and data speeds faster than 3G.
HP’s new convertible laptop for business
The new Elite Dragonfly is less than 1kg and features optional 4G connectivity. Plus, two new curved monitors.
Interview: Kordia sets sights on in-building coverage in a 5G world
The majority of people use their devices indoors and 80% of mobile phone calls now originate inside a building. IBC ensures that all buildings have fast and reliable access to cellular networks.
Mobile operators, prepare your 4G networks for 5G success
5G is promising a new generation of revolutionary technologies and latency will be a thing of the past while 20Gbps will help speed things up to create more connections than ever before.
Cradlepoint debunks common connectivity and security myths
Many misconceptions have arisen, causing businesses to fear adopting new technologies.
Vodafone boosts its 4G network in New South Wales
As a result of the upgrades, some older devices that are only compatible with 3G 2100MHz spectrum will no longer work.
Vodafone NZ strengthens IoT network with new tech rollout
Vodafone has launched two new IoT technologies that will allow greater expansion of solutions across New Zealand.
Huawei, Ericsson take majority of growing evolved packet core market
As market revenue grew by 4% from last quarter, the companies combined market shares reacher over 60%.
Vodafone trials regional plug-and-play connectivity in Australia
The plug-and-play device delivers 4G voice and data services in locations where commercial networks are not traditionally deployed.
VMware to acquire Dell EMC service assurance tech and team
VMware will provide service assurance for communications service providers as they roll out competitive new services on current and 5G networks.
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
"InternetNZ’s work on the issues and policies that impact the internet in New Zealand is a vital part of the organisation."
Spark buys 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights, should you worry?
Spark announced that it has secured the rights to bring to New Zealanders the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
Spark and Skinny launching 240GB wireless broadband plans
Some wireless broadband customers can now access a massive 240GB of data as their broadband plan.
Vodafone and Nokia to create 4G network on the moon
Vodafone’s network expertise will be used to set up the Moon’s first 4G network.
Australian-designed 4G router delivers NBN speeds
Accelerated Concepts announced it has launched an Australian-designed 4G failover router that delivers NBN speeds.
Spark and Vodafone work together to build new cell tower
Spark activated the new mobile cell site in Kirwee, a fast-growing town 40 minutes from Christchurch.
Faster internet speeds to spur Asia Pacific OTT video market
International players like Netflix and Amazon have already entered the APAC region to tap the market.
End of an era – 2degrees to shut up shop on 2G
2degrees has announced it's closing down its 2G services on its nationwide mobile network as of March 2018.
Ericsson makes digital transformation a reality for Vietnam telco
Ericsson and Vietnamese telecom operator VNPT are working together to provide an online charging system that will support 40 million subscribers.
5G aside, operators need to keep pushing 4G coverage
With so much recent focus on 5G, it is easy to overlook the importance to mobile operators of continuing to drive up usage over their LTE networks.
4G smartphone uptake a 'long slog' in markets like APAC
"While 4G handsets themselves have also been relatively pricey across the board."