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Spirit Telecom buys LinkOne Group for $5.7m
The company says it will continue to expand its wireless network through Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne in order to provide high-speed B2B internet services to more businesses.
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.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
Huawei at 29% share of global telecom infrastructure market
Among other telecommunications infrastructure market findings, Dell’Oro reports that Huawei increased its share by 8 percentage points since 2013.
CFFC lobbies NZ telcos to offer scam call blocker for free
Of the 30% of calls that were classified as nuisance or scam calls, trueCall stopped 98% of them.
Turkcell infuses blockchain into identity management
A Turkish company called Turkcell has released a new identity management solution that works by harnessing the power of the blockchain.
By 2040, landlines will probably be dead
What’s causing landlines’ slow deaths? Smartphones, calling plans, and internet calling.
IDC: A/NZ second highest APAC IoT spenders per capita
New IDC forecast expects the Internet of Things spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to reach US$381.8 Billion by 2022.
Sunshine Coast submarine cable landing station underway
The submarine cable will help deliver the fastest data and telecoms connection to Asia from the east coast of Australia.
NTT Communications hangs on to top rung in APAC telco cloud market
The telecom cloud market in Asia Pacific (APAC) is a fierce one, but a new report purports NTT Communications to be the dominant player - for now.
Singapore govt, telcos must refrech cybersecurity focus
"The telecomm industry is key and is fundamental to secure our telco infrastructure and services, and the business that telco operators provide.”
Silicon photonics market to grow 23.4% in next six years
According to a recent report, the market for silicon photonics is being boosted by the growth of data centres, especially throughout APAC.
Trend Micro’s telecom security solution certified as VMware-ready
Certification by VMware allows communications service providers who prefer or have already adopted VMware vCloud NFV to add network security services from Trend Micro.
Achieving cyber resilience in the telco industry - Accenture
Whether hackers are motivated by greed, or a curiosity to assess a telco’s weaknesses; the interconnected nature of the industry places it in a position of increased threat
ComCom outlines plans for telco oversight
The Commerce Commission has released a paper outlining how it will go about approaching service quality management of telecommunications providers.
ComCom report leads to greater focus on telcos, online retail
The light is shining on confusing complexities and consumer complaints about online retail and telco marketing behaviours in the new report.
Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
The losses are almost five times higher compared to the same period last year, from reported losses alone.
IDC: 5G growth opens opportunity for infrastructure providers
IDC forecasts 5G network infrastructure revenue to reach $26 billion in 2022 as network build-outs progress and 5G-enabled solutions gain traction.
Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
IDC NZ: Telcos finally going digital
The report says New Zealand telecommunications companies are transitioning to become genuine digital services providers.
Nokia refreshes focus on NZ with new Wellington head office
"Nokia marked the beginning of a new stage in its 90-year New Zealand history with the official opening of a new head office in Wellington."
Wellington adtech firm Postr goes global
A Wellington adtech startup has managed to snag contracts with three international telecommunications firms – and it’s all down to an innovative take on how consumers unlock their phones.
Vodafone year end results show revenue growth and profit drop
With a $5m growth in revenue and 92,000 more customers over the last year, Vodafone remains in a strong position despite $7.7m less profit than 2017.
IDC - SD infrastructure drives telco datacentre market growth
A new report shows the shift to software-defined infrastructure will lead the telco compute and storage infrastructure market to over US$16b by 2022.