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Trend Micro
5G network projects driven by improving security and privacy
Trend Micro's new study reveals the prospect of improved security and privacy capabilities are the main motivations behind private 5G wireless network projects.
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Broadband
Singapore found to have the speediest internet rates in the world
New research from BanklessTimes has shown that Singapore has the highest recorded median internet speed in the world at 207.61 MBPS.
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Innovation
Huawei unveils cutting-edge inventions at innovation event
Huawei has unveiled a range of new inventions as part of its biennial Top Ten Inventions Awards at the Broadening the Innovation Landscape 2022 forum.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Automated Guided Vehicles at seaports to grow 26% by 2027
ABI Research says the global use of Automated Guided Vehicles in seaports will exceed 150,000 deployments by 2027. Port authorities are also looking into 5G private networks.
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Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association / AMTA
AMTA supports publication of new international EMF standards
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has openly supported the publication of two new international standards for 5G electric and magnetic fields (EMF).
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Broadband
2degrees and Vocus merger officially complete, set to bring new offerings to NZ telco market
2degrees has today officially announced it has joined forces with Vocus NZ upon the completion of their merger, with promises of new offerings for customers across both business and personal markets.
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Wireless
Cradlepoint expands its Cellular Intelligence capabilities
Cradlepoint has announced additional Cellular Intelligence capabilities with its NetCloud service.
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Infrastructure
MATRIXX expands StarHub partnership with CCS offering
MATRIXX Software has deepened its partnership with StarHub, enabling the company to provide its cloud-native, converged charging system (CCS) as part of StarHub’s IT infrastructure.
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Telstra
Telstra, Google and Accenture launch 5G AR experience for AFL
Telstra, Google and Accenture are developing a new 5G powered augmented reality (AR) experience at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium for the footy season.
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Cloud
Telstra and Silver Trak Digital delivers 5G to the cinemas
Telstra and Silver Trak Digital say they've launched Australia's fastest and most secure delivery of content over 5G for cinemas.
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Wireless
SmartCIC, BICS partner to expand wireless service options
SmarCIC has partnered with BICS to increase choice for organisations using fixed wireless services, expanding existing carrier relationships for its CELLSMART division.
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Power / Energy
SmartCIC report reveals top five 5G carriers in the world
The Global Cellular Performance Survey also found that 5G networks are delivering high download speeds but lagging in upload speeds.
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Cloud
Nokia and Optus reaches new 5G levels using Samsung
Nokia and Optus have achieved the world’s first 3CC Carrier Aggregation 5G SA data call using a commercial Samsung headset in Australia.
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Vodafone
Opensignal report analyses and awards NZ network providers
The recent Opensignal Mobile Network Experience Report has revealed new findings and award recognitions for the NZ telco market.
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ABI Research
70% better 5G power consumption with hardware optimisation
ABI Research has found that hardware optimisation promises up to 70% improvement in 5G power consumption as networks reach scale in many developed nations.
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Trends
Foldable screens and wireless headsets among the top predicted consumer trends
New research has revealed that devices with foldable screens will reach nearly 10% of all smartphone sales by 2030.
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Sustainability
Vodafone looks to sell billion dollar mobile towers
Vodafone NZ has begun a market engagement process, with Barrenjoey and UBS brought on board to advise the company.
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Sustainability
Spark now a member of the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
The membership appointment will allow Spark to continue working closely with communities to help them thrive using innovative technology and practices.
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Wireless
Huawei reveals new wireless network innovation at Pre-MWC briefing
The company says that the new technology will assist carriers in developing autonomous networks through the use of service operation intelligence, experience optimisation, and simplified O&M.
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Microsoft
Huge success for Intelsat, Microsoft satellite-based cloud
Intelsat has announced the successful demonstration of its private cellular network with Microsoft Azure Private Multi-Access Edge Compute and FlexEnterprise.
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Payment gateways
NEC adds advanced billing capability to Converged Core
NEC Corporation has announced an enhanced Converged Core with the launch of a containerised Charging Gateway Function.
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Wireless
2degrees officially launches 5G Network rollout in New Zealand
After a series of tests and optimisation demonstrations over the last year, 2degrees has announced the official launch of its 5G Network in New Zealand.
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Artificial Intelligence
Edge AI adoption to explode in 2022 - ABI Research
The COVID-19 pandemic quickened the pace of digital transformation, placing technologies at the very centre of how people live and work, ABI Research states.
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Unified Communications
RingCentral & Vodafone launch UC solution in Hong Kong, Singapore
“Enterprises today have growing global communications needs to meet the ever-evolving demands of their mobile and distributed workforce."