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Emerging tech to add $30 billion to Sydney economy in 10 years
The four digital technologies are estimated to have contributed $6.66 billion to the Sydney economy in 2019, with IoT contributing 50%.
EXCLUSIVE: Get the scoop on what eSIM tech means for NZ
Everything you need to know about what eSIM is, how it is used, and what Spark and Vodafone have to say about where it’s going.
CSPs need to shift their 5G strategy if they want to keep up
“Fundamentally, CSPs must become 5G ecosystem orchestrators. That's the only way they can hope to meet enterprise business needs and re-integrate themselves into enterprise 5G value-chain as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
IDC: No recovery in sight for semiconductor market
IDC forecasts that worldwide non-memory semiconductor revenue will decline by 7.2% in 2020.
Vodafone NZ delays 5G add on cost for one year
Vodafone New Zealand has announced it will delay the $10 monthly add-on charge for the use of 5G through to July 2021.
OPPO spearheads 5G with video calls over new network
The Chinese vendor has partnered with Ericsson and MediaTek to conduct voice and video calls entirely over a 5G connection.
From fake cures to 5G conspiracies: Fake news explodes during COVID-19 pandemic
"It is vital that we use all the tools at our disposal to combat the spread of fake news and the huge damage it does."
Samsung brings beamforming to 5G developments with Xilinx
“Samsung is a trailblazer when it comes to 5G innovation and we are excited to play an essential role in its 5G commercial deployments."
Verizon builds on unified comms portfolio with BlueJeans acquisition
The acquisition will feed into Verizon’s immersive unified communications portfolio. Primarily BlueJeans’ meeting platform will be integrated with Verizon’s unified communications as a service business.
COVID-19: Telco cloud revenue from 5G to drop by 25%
Telco cloud revenue from 5G core deployments will fall between 20%-30% short of the forecasted US$9 billion in 2020. The investment shortfall in modernising telco networks may be somewhere in the range of US$2 to US$3 billion in the short term.
TCL enters smartphone market with three new devices
The company has used its own display technology to create three options of smartphone devices that each boast four rear cameras.
NetFoundry offers new Azure integration to extend edge computing and 5G
In a bid to advance Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing and private 5G, NetFoundry has extended its integration with Microsoft Azure Edge Zones.
HPE looks to advance 5G developments with vendor neutral offering
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has added the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management (ODIM) initiative to its open 5G portfolio.
Aruba Air Pass launched to improve enterprise connectivity worldwide
“The combination of Aruba Air Pass with Aruba Air Slice gives telcos the ability to extend the reach of their 5G networks into the enterprise while economically improving the overall end user experience."
37% of mobile operators to deploy 5G standalone by 2022
The survey reveals a gradual move away from non-standalone (NSA) deployments, which introduces 5G networks, but are aided by existing 4G networks.
Three trends shaping the broadcast and telecommunications industry
The key to thriving in this era of transformation will be the industry’s ability to provide customers with the very best user experience at the lowest cost using seamless, “invisible” technology.
HPE launches extensive 5G-deployment suite
The offerings are designed to help telco companies rapidly deploy 5G services and put them on the path to revenue growth within the emerging market, HPE says.
Supermicro reveals new outdoor systems for data centers
Supermicro says the new systems are ideal for harsh outdoor environments and support the industry's movement toward open-source software and disaggregated hardware.
Cisco & Telstra complete 5G call over packetized fronthaul network
The successful trial could pave the way for stronger transmission networks across Telstra’s 4G and 5G base stations, as well as the opportunity to future-proof infrastructure for customers’ data transmission requirements.
Spark rallies Kiwi innovators to share their 5G ideas
Spark is calling on New Zealand’s most innovative businesses to pitch their best ideas about how 5G could benefit the country.
Oppo reveals its 5G-capable Find X2 Pro
Oppo has today revealed its latest top-tier model of smartphone, the Find X2 Pro.
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.