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SD-WAN provides effective, affordable uptime for SMBs
Legacy premium services at high costs are no longer viable for small businesses.
8 ‘challenger’ telcos make calls to shake up the big 3’s market share
Commpete (formally the Competitive Carriers' Coalition) says it wants to bring the market share of 'challenger' organisations up to 30%.
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
"I have lost count of how many times a former FX/Orcon/Callplus employee has told me that they “don’t have visibility” of billing ."
ComCom confirms scope for study on mobile services market
The study’s results will help to ensure regulation keeps pace with changes in the mobile telecommunications industry.
Telstra to front federal court over direct billing services
The company faces a $10 million fine and additional customer refunds as the ACCC alleges that it "misled" consumers.
NBN launches new simulation-based training facilities for telecommunications employees
The facilities will provide training and assessments for more than 2,000 in-field telecommunications workers.
Telstra to cut jobs across Australia as work goes offshore
Australia’s Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has confirmed Telstra plans to cut over 100 jobs, sending the work overseas.
How telecom providers can continue drive revenue - GlobalData
The new landscape could be a problem for service providers. However, it could be a boon if telcos can situate themselves at the centre of services.
Globe and Huawei team up to deploy commercial FDD Massive MIMO
This enhancement in cell capacity will provide a better experience for more consumers.
Interview: Vodafone's Kirstin Te Wao on workplace diversity & inclusion
"We want to start the discussion – Why is it that I have these stereotypes in my head that women should be at home and men are the breadwinners?"
Kiwi telco Telesmart takes over NEC Business Solutions
“I’m delighted because I’m confident they have the right attributes to ensure NEC Business Solutions’ legacy will live on.”
Lenovo Data Center Group accelerates telco infrastructure and IoT focus
As 5G deployment plans further solidify across the globe, Lenovo will build and partner on NFV hardware and software solutions.
How Spark’s transformation strategy impacted their bottom line
“As indicated at the end of the previous financial year, the transformation programme has associated costs of change."
The importance of net neutrality in today’s digital world
Who will end up paying any additional costs that are levied? Will cloud providers be taxed by the telco operators?
Has Chorus broken the law?
Chorus may have broken the law, or at least proved that they can beat it.
Nexion Networks opens up new Adelaide CBD office
It marks the fourth location that the telecommunications reseller has opened up, in addition to Perth, Sydney, and Singapore.
Grant McBeath steps in as interim CEO of Spark HMB
Former CEO Jason Paris will take up an appointment with a global company offshore.
ComCom revisits backhaul study as Telco Act goes before parliament
The report was put on hold while the Government focused on its review of the Telecommunications Act.
Vocus reshuffle leads to separation of enterprise and wholesale
The split will result in four reportable operating segments and has lead to some leadership changes in those areas.
ComCom makes final decision on what major telcos will contribute to $50m levy
Some providers pass the levy contribution onto consumers through a charge on their monthly bills.
Frost & Sullivan names Indonesia's top data center service provider
“We hope this recognition will continue to help drive innovation, excellence and a positive change in the Indonesian economy.”
'The Court' gives green light to Avaya’s restructuring plan
Avaya expects to emerge from its bankruptcy before the end of 2017
What will a telco be worth in 2018?
Big telcos buy small ones, and in recent years this has happened at a rapid rate in New Zealand, which means there are now fewer left to buy.
Spark buys Auckland telco company in small but tactical move
Ed Hyde, CEO Spark ventures & wholesale, says the acquisition, while relatively small for Spark, is a smart, tactical investment.