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No sale: Vocus no longer looking to sell NZ business
The Sydney-based telco says the decision to hold on to the business is in the best interest of shareholders.
24 Apr 18
United Nations' telco union launches ICT data and report library
"Policy makers, academics, companies and other ICT stakeholders around the globe will greatly benefit from the new ITU iLibrary digital platform."
24 Apr 18
Government launches telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review
Current consumer safeguards have been in place since Telstra owned and operated the national fixed-line telecommunications network.
18 Apr 18
Dunedin’s free Wi-Fi network complete
The city network offers free gig-enabled hotspots in 15 separate locations across the city – from Mosgiel to Port Chalmers.
10 Apr 18
Telco market: ComCom sums up the biggest moves of 2017
The increase in IoT networks came after one specialist IoT network, KotahiNet, commenced operations in 2016.
10 Apr 18
SD-WAN provides effective, affordable uptime for SMBs
Legacy premium services at high costs are no longer viable for small businesses.
10 Apr 18
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%.
09 Apr 18
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 ."
28 Mar 18
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.
27 Mar 18
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.
26 Mar 18
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.
23 Mar 18
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.
19 Mar 18
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.
14 Mar 18
Globe and Huawei team up to deploy commercial FDD Massive MIMO
This enhancement in cell capacity will provide a better experience for more consumers.
09 Mar 18
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?"
08 Mar 18
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.”
05 Mar 18
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.
23 Feb 18
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."
21 Feb 18
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?
02 Feb 18
Has Chorus broken the law?
Chorus may have broken the law, or at least proved that they can beat it.
31 Jan 18
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.
29 Jan 18
Grant McBeath steps in as interim CEO of Spark HMB
Former CEO Jason Paris will take up an appointment with a global company offshore.
24 Jan 18
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.
19 Jan 18
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.
16 Jan 18