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Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
Kiwis have "world-class" broadband - TCF
"If we look at data internationally, we know our country is faring well, with New Zealand broadband speeds continuously improving and our fixed line broadband speeds above the OECD average."
Dubber signs hybrid cloud agreement with IBM
The agreement will see Dubber expand its unified call recording and voice intelligence cloud services to include IBM hybrid cloud and security.
ComCom seeks increase in telecommunications, fibre funding
Commission considers it requires funding of: - $15 million a year for the telecommunications and fibre sector, a $3.7 million increase on the $11.3 million spent in 2019/2020.
Digital experience AI firm HeadSpin partners with Google Cloud
Digital experience AI platform HeadSpin has been recognised as a horizontal solution provider and partner of Google Cloud, as part of Google Cloud’s Global Mobile Edge Cloud strategy.
Hawaiian Telcom & Hawaiki extend capacity between APAC & the US
The end result is a new route linking Sydney, Guam, Hawai‘i and Los Angeles, offering greater connectivity and route diversity to organisations operating between Australia and the United States.
NZ telco industry welcomes ComCom 111 Contact Code
The telecommunications industry is committed to ensuring vulnerable customers can continue to access emergency services.
Report: Optus’ acquisition of Amaysim signals MVNO market decline
The MVNO market was previously expected to continue to grow – but the forecast now is that the market share will decline from 15% to 6% by 2023.
New Zealand's telco market ripe for disruption - report
COVID-19 has dented revenue streams, particularly roaming revenue, prepay revenue and handset sales.
Over the Wire brings Zintel back to A/NZ
The brand has returned due to the acquisition of J2 Global to provide customers with communications solutions that meet the needs of work-from-home.
Commerce Commission moves to address rising telecommunications sector complaints
The Commerce Commission is asking for views on what telecommunications providers could be doing better to address increasing complaints about the sector.
Nokia to migrate all on-prem IT infrastructure to Google Cloud
Nokia’s infrastructure and applications will operate in the public cloud or in a software-as-a-service model from now, and the company expects the extensive migration to take between 18 and 24 months to complete.
Commerce Commission confirms approach to enforcing telco obligations
"We strongly encourage fibre providers to review their product offerings against the guidance we have issued and to make any changes necessary to bring them into compliance as quickly as possible."
Vodafone NZ completes international optical network upgrade
The project enables a dedicated, resilient and diverse set of internet pathways upon which international data can be transferred at millisecond speed.
Commerce Commission tells telcos to improve consumer choice
Mobile operators should improve consumer choice through easier comparisons.
Commerce Commission unveils proposed approach to fibre regulation
"The purpose of this paper is to set out our early thinking on how we approach the major aspects the new regulations will cover."
COVID-19 highlighted the importance of NZ's telecommunications networks -TCF
"It was a significant test for the telecommunications sector, and collectively the industry stepped up to meet unprecedented levels of demand."
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Meet Aussie Broadband's CTO
In this interview, we speak with Aussie Broadband's chief technology officer John Reisinger about the company's history, technology trends, COVID, and if rats really cause network outages.
HPE offers edge & 5G solutions for telcos
HPE has this week launched a new software-as-a-service-based offering for telecommunications firms, as 5G rollouts gain strong momentum.
5G market biggest market opportunity - report
5G is one of the largest market opportunities for the coming years, with large scale roll-out of infrastructures and rapid adoption of 5G devices and services.
ComCom seeks feedback on Mobile Access Termination Service
"The purpose of the five-yearly review of MTAS is to determine whether we think there is merit in taking a deeper look at removing some of the regulation around mobile services."
ServiceNow’s solutions for telecoms, finance and healthcare
New industry-specific solutions aim to provide digital solutions for organisations undergoing forced, rapid transformation.
Sky to become NZ’s next ISP
The announcement that Sky will be entering the broadband market is no surprise, writes Brendan Ritchie.
NZ's copper and fibre networks held up despite increased demand during lockdown
New Zealand's copper and fibre broadband connections held up well during the Covid-19 lockdown, despite increased levels of demand on the networks.