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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.
27 Nov 18
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%.
06 Sep 18
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.
03 Sep 18
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.
13 Aug 18
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."
17 Apr 18
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.
16 Apr 18
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
11 Apr 18
Spark and Skinny launching 240GB wireless broadband plans
Some wireless broadband customers can now access a massive 240GB of data as their broadband plan.
10 Apr 18
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.
28 Feb 18
Australian-designed 4G router delivers NBN speeds
Accelerated Concepts announced it has launched an Australian-designed 4G failover router that delivers NBN speeds.
12 Feb 18
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.
20 Oct 17
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.
16 Oct 17
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.
20 Sep 17
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.
13 Jul 17
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.
20 Mar 17
4G smartphone uptake a 'long slog' in markets like APAC
"While 4G handsets themselves have also been relatively pricey across the board."
30 Nov 16
Govt announces new RMA standard for telcos
“This Government has made a priority of removing obstacles to improve connectivity and to modernise and streamline processes."
29 Nov 16
Decline in router spend thanks to Australia’s 4G rollout
"Enterprise sales were stagnant, with growth through the first half of 2016 tempered by the Federal elections as projects were put on hold."
10 Oct 16
Taranaki to reap benefits of Spark 4G mobile coverage
“We’re always looking to improve access to mobile coverage across NZand we’re excited that Taranaki is now able to access the benefits of 4G."
16 May 16
New RBI tower brings greater connectivity to Kauaeranga Valley
“Broadband and mobile coverage to Kauaeranga Valley will ensure residents can use fast broadband, while visitors who come here can stay connected."
20 Apr 16
Spark and Vodafone show commitment with new cell towers
Mobile coverage has been expanded more than 1700 square kilometres of rural areas previously without coverage via 15 new cell towers.
02 Feb 16
Skinny jumps on broadband bandwagon, promises NZ's cheapest package
The service will be available in selected 4G areas across New Zealandand will operate on Spark’s 4G network.
13 Jan 16
Spark invests $14m in rapid 4G rollout in rural Canterbury
Spark New Zealand has been working with local councils to provide rural residents access to better, faster broadband and mobile data services.
14 Dec 15
Key mobile broadband advancements on the horizon
"LTE is the cornerstone of continual mobile broadband enhancements, which will eventually lead to the integration of 5G in the next decade."
19 Aug 15