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Customer experience
Phone, internet complaints increase for first time in five quarters
Phone and internet complaints have increased for the first time in five quarters, according to a new telco report from the Ombudsman.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom welcomes new marketing codes for the telecom industry
The Commerce Commission is welcoming the creation of new marketing codes for the telecommunications industry.
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Customer experience
Digital insight through UCaaS to improve customer experience
One of the most quoted adages in business is "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it" this has been a long-held problem in telephony and customer service.
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Telecommunications
APAC spending on telecom services grew by $11 billion - IDC
The IDC says spending on telecommunications and pay-TV services in APAC jumped from $494 billion to $505 billion last year, following global trends.
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Smartphone
HMD Global launches G21 smartphone with Vodafone prepaid handset
HMD Global has launched the Nokia G21 G-series smartphone, along with a prepaid handset on the Vodafone network.
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Data Center
Digital Edge to build South Korea's largest commercial data center
The project will be the largest commercial data center project in South Korea with total IT power of 120MW and a capital investment of more than KWR$1 trillion.
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MATRIXX
MATRIXX and CompaxDigital partner to drive 5G innovation
MATRIXX Software has entered into a partnership with CompaxDigital, a provider of cloud-native business support solutions.
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Commerce Commission
Kiwis are switched on when it comes to telecommunications
The Commerce Commission says New Zealanders know what they want when it comes to telecommunications. They like new technology and the ability to use it flexibly.
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Kacific
Kacific recognised at Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022
Kacific has received two significant awards at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022 for its commitment to underserved communities.
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Workday
Workday helps Chorus connect well-being to business performance
Chorus, a New Zealand telecommunications infrastructure business, has implemented technology that links well-being with business performance.
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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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Broadband
ComCom seeks feedback on broadband performance programme
The Commerce Commission is inviting feedback on enhancements to its Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme.
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Open source
Dell announces new solutions for the open telecom ecosystem
Dell Technologies has introduced new telecommunications solutions and services to help CSPs affordably ramp their transformation to open, cloud-native networks.
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2degrees
New CEO unveiled for proposed 2degrees-Orcon merger
The merged company, which is awaiting regulatory and other approvals, will be known as 2degrees, which the companies say recognises the significant value of the 2degrees brand in New Zealand. 
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voice analytics
Global mobile calling traffic declines for the first time in ever
New research finds international call traffic declined by 7% in 2020 and that the downhill trend continues from 2015 after only a slight increase in 2020 at the start of the pandemic.
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Kacific
HGC Global Communications Limited collaborates with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has partnered with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) with the collaboration looking to provide better broadband solutions for customers across Southeast Asia.
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Vodafone
Huge jump in data use over new year period - Vodafone NZ
55% more data was used by Vodafone customers this year, compared to NYE 2020/2021.
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Vodafone
2degrees, Orcon merger to take on telco powerhouses Vodafone and Spark
Challenger telcos 2degrees and Orcon Group have announced plans to merge, as they look to form New Zealand's third-largest integrated telecommunications company. 
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Vodafone
Vodafone data use jumps more than 50% over Christmas
“With international travel still on hold, we expected a large amount of internet traffic around the holiday season but once again we've been blown away by the sheer volume."
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2degrees
2degrees goes live with its 5G network
Ahead of the scheduled Q1 2022 customer launch, the 2degrees 5G network has been switched on in central Auckland and Wellington for testing and optimisation. 
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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise announces new desk phone range for navigating the digital age
Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has announced a new range of desk phones that they say are designed for the fast-moving digital age.
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Microsoft Teams
RingCentral unveils new Microsoft Teams enhancements and BYOC
Global enterprise cloud communications provider RingCentral has unveiled a new set of phone capabilities to the Microsoft Teams platform.
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Cybersecurity
AI modeled on the spread of human viruses to combat cyber attacks
BT is to deploy epidemiological AI based on the spread of viruses in humans to combat cyber-attacks.
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Cybersecurity
Mobile phone use puts two-thirds of workers at risk of a cyber security attack
"Most businesses and industries are now reliant on technology and because of this, the impacts of a cyber attack are more harmful than ever."