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No sale: Private equity bidders can Vocus takeover talks
The two private equity companies bidding for Vocus Group have pulled out of sale discussions.
Spark's chairman to retire later this year, new chair named
"At some point, it will be appropriate for each of the long-serving Directors to transition off the Board.”
2degrees' chief fixed officer - Snap owner Mark Petrie - moves on
“I really could not have chosen a better partner for Snap - which has made working in 2degrees for the past couple of years a lot of fun."
Vodafone named NZ's fastest mobile & fixed network operator
“Our customers are using more data as they live in a connected way, constantly using social media, maps, streaming music and streaming video."
Four telcos warned about breaching Fair Trading Act by Commerce Commission
“The complexity and range of goods and services offered by the industry means consumers can be easily confused about product offerings."
$21m Govt funding to power REANNZ innovation network for next seven years
The REANNZ network will receive an extra $21 million funding over the next seven years allocated from MBIE's Strategic Science Investment Fund.
2degrees names Chorus the primary provider of national backhaul
2degrees and Chorus will commission the new 100Gb/s capacity during August. 2degrees is Chorus’ first national 100Gb/s customer.
Is the end of open source VoIP in sight? Five reasons why it's on the way out
Beware of partner programs that allow more established suppliers of the same solution to undercut new providers.
Chunghwa Telecom conducts major senior management shakeup
Chunghwa Telecom’s management team has received a shakeup, with three major appointments to its executive team.
Cloudscene: World's largest cloud directory launches telco marketplace
"Cloudscene is now able to bring buyers and sellers together, to close the gap and facilitate a smoother buying experience.”
Simon Bridges to introduce Bill to modernise Telco Act to Parliament
The Commission will be able to make codes that address retail service quality if the industry fails to develop industry-led codes that are adequate.
Utilities most critical industry in the world – but cloud fast catching up
Vertiv has released a report ranking the most critical industries in the world, revealing cloud and colocation growth rapidly accelerating.
Simon Segars, CEO of Arm, joins SoftBank Group Board of Directors
Segars’ appointment follows SoftBank’s acquisition of Arm Holdings for US$32 billion in September 2016.
Cloud rapidly climbing Vertiv’s most critical industries list
Cloud and colocation are noted as being extremely important due to the increased dependence on these platforms across multiple businesses.
China Unicom sets sights on Russia through local subsidiary launch
China Unicom is setting its sights on Russia for major expansion of its telecommunications, Point-of-Presence, data center & cloud computing services.
Simon Bridges announces reappointment of Telecommunications Commissioner
“The role of the Commissioner continues to be of vital importance as unique issues may emerge that require specialist understanding of the sector."
Bluewolf announces new AI telco Salesforce solution to deliver better CX
Bluewolf integrates IBM Watson APIs, Vlocity and Salesforce Einstein to improve experiences for telecommunication agents and customers.
Telecom Managed Services Market - 22 billion by 2022, report says
The predicted growth of SMEs is expected to be the highest growth rate in the Telecom Managed Services Market during the forecast period.
Selling broadband to millennials: Market schemes and outlook for 2017
To market broadband services to millennials, broadband companies need to acknowledge their preferences and buying habits or tendencies.
New smartphone brand launches in NZ, partners with 2degrees
“Like 2degrees, OPPO is about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible so it’s great to be working with another challenger brand.”
Chorus network capacity will continue to grow to meet customer demand
The Commerce Commission just released the final decision in its review of the non‑price features of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) service.
Juniper Networks takes home 'Supplier of the Year' at 2016 Vodafone Supplier Awards
“They delivered a consistently outstanding performance to the Vodafone Group throughout the year 2016."
Fibre-focused future for telco regulation welcome, says InternetNZ
"The latest proposals will help to unlock the potential of our fast, modern fibre communications networks.”
Japan telco provider heads to managed cloud through managed SD-WAN
Japanese telco provider NTTPC Communications is choosing a new managed cloud network service to improve infrastructure and services for clients.