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Schneider Electric's bets for the 2019 data centre industry
From IT and telco merging to the renaissance of liquid cooling, here are the company's top predictions for the year ahead.
12 Dec 18
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.
27 Nov 18
Opinion: 5G needs IT and telco to converge in distributed cloud data centers
Steven Carlini says the worlds of IT and telco have been on a collision course and 5G NR may be the “coup de gras” of telco independence.
21 Sep 18
Telcos moving ‘manically’ to replicate cloud services provider model
IDC says the telco industry is scrambling to convert entire data centres from vertically integrated stacks to software-defined infrastructure.
04 Sep 18
NTT DOCOMO to supply services for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
NTT DOCOMO is delighted to be partnering with one of the world's most popular sporting events.
24 Aug 18
The 5G race: Ericsson and Singtel launching Singapore's first pilot network
The two companies have announced an initiative that will accelerate the launch of Singapore's first 5G pilot network.
23 Jul 18
Opinion: Super-fast IoT enabled 5G is right around the corner - or is it?
Steven Carlini says telcos are falling over themselves to be the first to offer 5G services, but it looks like Asian telcos have the inside line.
20 Jul 18
AT&T offloads 31 data centers to trim $1.1b off colossal debt
The giant telco reportedly has $189 billion of debt, and the data center sale (18 in the US and 13 international) is a move to reduce that.
25 Jun 18
How GlobalData thinks operators will justify 5G investments
"How this technology will be used and potentially adopted at scale will drive the required infrastructure investment."
06 Jun 18
Govt escalates rural broadband completion a year ahead of schedule
Communications minister Clare Curran says she wants "people to know they don’t have to wait until the end of 2022."
31 May 18
Europe’s 5G industry being left in the dust by US and Asia
The 5G industry has made impressive progress in the last six months with astonishing forecasts for the future - well, at least in Asia and America.
10 Apr 18
Three Vocus subsidiaries to compensate customers over inadequate NBN speeds
The ACCC says almost 6000 customers were unable to achieve the speeds they were paying for.
23 Mar 18
5G race ramping up with Huawei and Ericsson taking action
5G has been talked about for a number of years but the quest is really starting to heat up with the big players keen to express their handiwork.
01 Mar 18
Ericsson CEO declares 5G “open for business” at MWC 2018
5G has long been in development with no shortage of hype surrounding the term - but Ericsson's CEO said at MWC it is officially in the here and now.
28 Feb 18
Survey reveals Kiwi telcos leaving consumers dissatisfied
"Vodafone needs to spend less on flashy advertising and more on sorting out its service."
31 Jan 18
How smaller Kiwi telcos are gaining market share
But why are we seeing an increase in market share by the smaller telcos at a time where fewer and fewer exist?
17 Jan 18
Vodafone closes email service – urges customers to set up free FWD system
Vodafone NZ's email service is closing for good at the end of this month and the telco is urging its customers to set up an auto-forwarding service.
21 Nov 17
Malaysia’s telecom market to ‘stay afloat’ through to 2021
Malaysia’s telecom market is in relatively comfortable stead according to a new report from GlobalData, driven largely by mobile data.
27 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
Traditional business to stagnate in the wake of 5G
A recent report from GlobalData has uncovered many findings, the most prominent of which being the stagnation of traditional telco business.
11 Sep 17
Free the network: Four reasons to build your network with SD-WAN
Digital transformation is only as effective as the network that underpins it.
26 Jun 17
Vodafone shows improved average surf speeds in May
After noticing Vodafone delivered slower average speeds than other ISPs in April, TrueNet have announced a significant improvement in May results.
22 Jun 17
Schneider Electric: Challenges and trends in colocation
Telco facilities typically have an ideal location, possess digital technology with connectivity in place and own central offices with available space.
13 Jun 17
New telco laws for advanced Internet: Goodie bag or mixed bag?
The government has announced a reform of the telco act that will affect Internet around the country - but is it good news for consumers?
02 Jun 17