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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.
Will 2018 be the year for OTT 2.0?
Over the Top (OTT) video is rapidly gaining fans and market share, but 2018 could well be the year it reaches a whole new level.
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
Perth-headquartered telco Vonex to be listed on the ASX
According to Vonex, the ASX confirmed they would admit the company subject to the satisfaction of certain “largely procedural” conditions.
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.
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."
Government launches telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review
Current consumer safeguards have been in place since Telstra owned and operated the national fixed-line telecommunications network.
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.
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.
Government welcomes new regional Optus mobile sites
The project will cost $7.8 million to build. $5.5 million of this is Federal funding, while the other $2.3 million comes from Optus.
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.
Fortnite is coming to mobile, as if it wasn’t addictive enough
On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac.
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."