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Spark and Vodafone work together to build new cell tower
Spark activated the new mobile cell site in Kirwee, a fast-growing town 40 minutes from Christchurch.
Let's be known for punching above our weight - IDC releases annual telco report
“Having this superb digital infrastructure across the country means New Zealand can take a slice of the growing digital marketplace.”
NZ telco industry focussed on improving customer service
“Constant improvement in customer service is a key factor in customer retention and is something that the individual companies work hard to improve."
Telecommunications - NZ's most complained about industry, says ComCom
“Telecommunications continue to be the most complained about industry, with the number of complaints increasing by nearly a third on last year."
Gartner: Five steps to digital transformation for telcos
More often than not, legacy processes are implemented alongside the new technologies, thereby defeating the purpose of modernisation.
End of an era – 2degrees to shut up shop on 2G
2degrees has announced it's closing down its 2G services on its nationwide mobile network as of March 2018.
Will newcomer internet provider Rain reign supreme?
The new internet provider is taking the slow and steady route to win over the South African market, but will it be enough?
Spark launches rollover data & minutes for all customers
Spark mobile customers now have the choice of rolling over the unused data and minutes.
Huawei 'committed' to helping operators capture emerging APAC markets
"Huawei stands committed to network development in emerging markets."
Japan to drive bulk of $9b NFV market as Olympics approach
Network function virtualization amongst Asia Pacific telecommunications providers is set to be worth US$9.24 billion in 2022.
TDR treads middle ground between telco & consumer disputes
The free and independent TDR service is designed to help consumers manage complaints about any service or provider from their telco.
Eaton appoints Power On Australia as first integrator
As part of the agreement, Power On Australia will be able to design, engineer and integrate Eaton DC power systems for customers in Australia.
Chorus completes $7 million broadband upgrade to speed up rural internet
Before the upgrades, the residents and businesses in these rural areas could only access broadband speeds of 5Mbps or less.
Work begins on first ever direct subsea link between Africa and South America
The subsea cable has 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend more than 6,500 kilometres providing a paradigm shift in Africa's comms sector.
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.”
Motorola’s self-repairing screen could be the turning point for your phone’s war on concrete
The phone would be able to sense the cracks on the touchscreen display and then apply heat to reshape and repair the damage...
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.