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Spark picks Samsung as partner to roll out 5G in NZ
Spark and Samsung have been working on network innovation since last year, starting with 5G trials throughout the country.
Global consumers to trade in 810 million smartphones in favour of 5G devices
68% of consumers would be willing to trade-in their device in favour of a 5G-capable upgrade, according to research from Blancco Technology Group.
HTC reveals its plans for the Vive Cosmos VR range
The Cosmos XR promises to be a major advancement in augmented reality allowing designers to view their concepts in a real-world environment.
QCT develops 5G foundation in preparation for steep demand
QCT, Quanta Cloud Technology, has extended its 5G portfolio with the primary aim of providing more end-to-end products and open solutions to customers.
Vodafone launches new endless data plans for consumers and business customers
“We’ve seen a massive increase in data usage over recent years and with Vodafone New Zealand’s investments in capacity and 5G network roll out, we are now ready to meet the needs of data hungry customers."
Vodafone opens 5G Innovation Lab in Christchurch
The lab, which is located on Tuam Street, is designed to help New Zealand organisations understand how 5G technology can become part of their business.
GSMA reveals 2020 GLOMO Awards winners
The awards included 35 categories ranging from 5G leadership to mobile apps, mobile network infrastructure, diversity in tech, and STEAM efforts for children.
5G smartphone shipments to increase 700% in 2020
The research paper released by Omdia explores the worldwide impact derived from the introduction of 5G
Research: How 5G will change, well... everything
Informa Tech’s new research wing, Omdia, reveals 5G interdependencies in new research paper exploring impacts across the tech ecosystem.
Cradlepoint’s new 5G wireless edge solutions for business
Company has partnered with Telstra to provide 5G solutions for its enterprise wireless service.
5G to power new wave of mobile tech innovations, Cisco finds
According to Cisco's new report, the average 5G speed will be 575 megabits per second, or 13 times faster than the average mobile connection.
Mobile bandwidth and software-defined networks to mould Australian telco sector in 2020
Ongoing changes in networking technology will cause a rethink of conventional local area and wide area networks
Spark New Zealand reveals financial results, delivers strong revenue growth
The company saw revenue growth of 4.0% to reach $1,824 million for the half year to 31 December 2019.
2G and 3G networks are 'open doors' for cyber attacks
Security researchers have warned about SS7 for decades, however, the vulnerabilities have become more severe in recent years.
Revenue from 5G IoT connections to skyrocket 1,400% in next five years
Research identifies the automotive and smart cities sectors as key growth drivers for 5G adoption.
Global smart home market set for rapid growth in near future
The valuation of the global industry has doubled since 2017, and is set to reach $158 billion in the next four years.
Global device shipments creep up, driven by 5G mobiles
“2020 will witness a slight market recovery. Increased availability of 5G handsets will boost mobile phone replacements, which will lead global device shipments to return to growth in 2020.”
Vodafone launches massive broadband plans ahead of 5G launch
"We’re inviting thousands of current Vodafone customers the option now to trial much higher limits, so we can continue to understand how data usage is evolving and how their data needs can be met."
Govt opens up short-term access to 5G spectrum
The government has announced plans to auction off early access to the country’s 5G spectrum by auctioning off short-term national rights to an unused part of the 3.5GHz spectrum band.
Kiwis unsure about 5G amidst health and safety concerns
New Zealanders are apprehensive about the 5G rollout, with health concerns inhibiting people's interest to make the switch.
OPPO outlines $10b vision for smart device innovation
Oppo has outlined a $10 billion roadmap to developing an ecosystem of smart devices that will drive 5G, artificial intelligence, big data, and augmented reality technologies.
Vodafone NZ publishes annual sustainability report
Vodafone legal, regulatory and sustainability director Juliet Jones says she’s pleased with the company’s progress but as always, there’s still work to do.
Wellington Airport offers travellers a sneak peek of 5G
The trial will run until December 9. But the trial is far from fully-fledged – only five users can connect to the 5G device and only for five minutes at a time.
Huawei warns of job losses as ban comes into place
The Chinese behemoth claims the ban will mean bad news economically: “without us, they are in huge trouble.”