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Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
The losses are almost five times higher compared to the same period last year, from reported losses alone.
IDC: 5G growth opens opportunity for infrastructure providers
IDC forecasts 5G network infrastructure revenue to reach $26 billion in 2022 as network build-outs progress and 5G-enabled solutions gain traction.
Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
IDC NZ: Telcos finally going digital
The report says New Zealand telecommunications companies are transitioning to become genuine digital services providers.
Nokia refreshes focus on NZ with new Wellington head office
"Nokia marked the beginning of a new stage in its 90-year New Zealand history with the official opening of a new head office in Wellington."
Wellington adtech firm Postr goes global
A Wellington adtech startup has managed to snag contracts with three international telecommunications firms – and it’s all down to an innovative take on how consumers unlock their phones.
Vodafone year end results show revenue growth and profit drop
With a $5m growth in revenue and 92,000 more customers over the last year, Vodafone remains in a strong position despite $7.7m less profit than 2017.
IDC - SD infrastructure drives telco datacentre market growth
A new report shows the shift to software-defined infrastructure will lead the telco compute and storage infrastructure market to over US$16b by 2022.
IDC adds new category with $5.6b opportunity growth by 2022
The new network functions virtualisation infrastructure category is under carrier network infrastructure and looks to be a high growth area.
E-commerce, telecoms, mergers named as 2018/19 focus for ComCom
The Commerce Commission has names published its priority focus areas for the upcoming year, including implementing new telecommunication regulations.
SORACOM & KDDI commit to advancing worldwide IoT business
The two companies have already started offering IoT business services across Southeast Asia and the United States, with other regions to follow.
Spark facing court proceedings after Commerce Commission alleges it misled customers
Spark has addressed the charges, saying it is disappointed by the commission's decision to file proceedings.
Nexion picks up Perth-based DC after merger with Site2
The Metro IX Data Centre in Belmont was owned by Datacom until earlier this year.
Time to rethink your mobile customer engagement strategy
The reality for most organisations is that they don’t have a complete understanding of the mobile needs and expectations of customers.
amaysim CEO departs for Foxtel as Peter O’Connell takes over
Ogrin joined amaysim in 2013 and has served as CEO since 2015, which is prior to amaysim listing as a public company.
IDC - 2018 will see IT and telecom spending slowdown worldwide
An IDC report shows that the market is on course for a growth of 3.7% this year, slightly down from last year's 4.2%.
Union blasts Telstra for plans to cut 8,000 jobs
“In an industry which is booming, Telstra has clearly chosen to prioritise short-term profits to keep shareholders happy.”
Huawei to Australian MPs: You've heard the rumours, now get the facts
Despite China’s nefarious role in Australian activities, nobody should be pointing the finger at Huawei, the company claimed this week.
Don't believe the LPWAN hype (yet): It's still a work-in-progress
GlobalData believes that it’s still early days for the LPWAN era, despite an increased uptake as mobile operators increasingly offer IoT connectivity.
Spark launches credit refund scheme for 135,000 former customers
At least 135,000 former Spark customers may be in line for a credit refund - and people should check their mailboxes or their inboxes.
Chorus reshuffles executive team as company veterans say goodbye
“I’m pleased to be joining Chorus at such an important point in its development as a company.”
HPE's latest tool for CSPs uses AI to 'automate a dynamic world'
Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveiled its HPE Intelligent Assurance Suite for CSPs this week, hailing it as an AI that can automate a dynamic world.
Telco services the next frontier for IT providers cementing client relationships
As MSPs, companies would incur a reoccurring revenue and have a stronger relationship with clients as they would be offering several services to them.
UFB unbundling now less likely post 2020
The current regulated price points ensure that ISP’s of all sizes are paying the same rate for the fibre that end users have available.