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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Meet Aussie Broadband's CTO
In this interview, we speak with Aussie Broadband's chief technology officer John Reisinger about the company's history, technology trends, COVID, and if rats really cause network outages.
HPE offers edge & 5G solutions for telcos
HPE has this week launched a new software-as-a-service-based offering for telecommunications firms, as 5G rollouts gain strong momentum.
5G market biggest market opportunity - report
5G is one of the largest market opportunities for the coming years, with large scale roll-out of infrastructures and rapid adoption of 5G devices and services.
ComCom seeks feedback on Mobile Access Termination Service
"The purpose of the five-yearly review of MTAS is to determine whether we think there is merit in taking a deeper look at removing some of the regulation around mobile services."
ServiceNow’s solutions for telecoms, finance and healthcare
New industry-specific solutions aim to provide digital solutions for organisations undergoing forced, rapid transformation.
Sky to become NZ’s next ISP
The announcement that Sky will be entering the broadband market is no surprise, writes Brendan Ritchie.
NZ's copper and fibre networks held up despite increased demand during lockdown
New Zealand's copper and fibre broadband connections held up well during the Covid-19 lockdown, despite increased levels of demand on the networks.
Voyager Internet acquires Kiwi telco HD Net
"Voyager is a customer of the HD data centre in the same way as any other customer would be.”
Vodafone NZ update: demand for internet remains 'incredibly high'
The report highlights the increase in usage of voice calls, broadband and mobile data while underscoring the strong uptick in usage of Vodafone NZ’s video conferencing tool.
2degrees to slash 120 jobs as COVID-19 impacts set in
2degrees is proposing to cut 10% of its 1200-person workforce, in response to the evolving Covid-19 crisis.
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.
Why data analytics is helping telcos ‘keep the lights’ on during unprecedented times
Locally, telco providers are leveraging customer experience analytics to build a 360-degree view of their customer journey across all channels and lines of business.
SUNeVision launches new Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong
“The addition of Azure ExpressRoute on MEGA Campus is a win-win to extend Microsoft Azure reach in the region."
RtBrick launches BNG software for disaggregated networks
RtBrick, a provider of carrier routing software, has made its new broadband network gateway (BNG) software generally available this month.
How voice solutions can help the transition to remote work
Voice solutions such as VoIP can help during COVID-19 and beyond.
Vodafone opens Essential Connectivity Hubs during COVID-19 lockdown
Vodafone New Zealand has opened 45 stores this week to support New Zealanders with essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
NZ telcos to provide essential repair services using 'no contact' model
Telecommunications companies have closed their doors for usual retail service, but will provide repairs and modem and phone provisions only if there is a genuine connectivity issue.
Check your home network: Demand will congest internet during Covid-19 lockdown
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum says demand for data will increase as New Zealanders use their home networks to access internet to continue working, learning and to entertain themselves once the entire country goes into self-isolation.
International Telecommunication Union to help nations with emergency comms
"The exceptional COVID-19 crisis we are going through right now shows how vital information and communication technology networks and services are, both to respond to the current pandemic and to address disaster management."
UN telecommunications agency launches global platform to fortify countries' networks
The platform set out by the ITU today aims to assist policy-makers, regulators and telecommunication companies by sharing ‘best practices and initiatives put in place during the COVID-19 crisis'.
NZ telcos preparing to keep up with extra demand over coronavirus self isolation
“The New Zealand telecommunication industry has high quality networks which are more than able to respond to extra demands on the networks from people working from home and spending more time at home due to self-isolation.
Fixed broadband prices most expensive in New Zealand, as fibre overtakes copper
"The OECD average price has dropped since last year, New Zealand is now more expensive than the international average.”
TCF: Telcos meeting New Zealand demand
The Commerce Commission has released its Annual Telecommunication Monitoring Report this week, and the TCF says it is welcoming the report's findings.
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.