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Aussie landlines becoming extinct earlier than expected
"Unlimited calls are now a standard inclusion for mobile plans, so why should we be paying for a home phone as well?"
Batelco and Avaya bring cloud solutions to Bahrain’s SMBs
The regional telecoms operator will offer Avaya Contact Centre and Unified Communications solutions in the cloud with Avaya IP Office PoweredBy.
Telcos next biggest cash grab? Gaming
“Telcos can use the growing popularity of streaming/cloud gaming to upsell higher-speed and lower-latency fibre to the home (FTTH) packages to gamers, along with dedicated bandwidth for gaming traffic."
NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
"Having assessed the state of competition in the mobile market, we haven't identified any particular problems or structural issues that could be hampering competition."
Vocus adds Hawaiki capacity, network upgrades
The Hawaiki cable links Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Hawaii and the US West Coast
Challenger mobile service provider Kogan Mobile launches on Vodafone network
With 30, 90 and 365 day prepay options, New Zealanders can choose a saving to suit their lifestyle and bring their own device and their own number.
Vodafone testing live 5G network in Auckland
Vodafone has finished five 5G site upgrades and it’s now in the network testing phases as the company gears up for its 5G launch in December.
Spark lifts earnings on the back of mobile, wireless, cloud services
The telco's continued improved performance was founded on a clear strategy with strong execution and greater customer focus.
Telcos in the hot seat after ComCom lays charges
Slingshot, Flip and Orcon have had 13 charges laid against them by the Commerce Commission.
New broadband telco satellite to be launched in Indonesia
Thales Alenia Space has been chosen to design and manufacture the broadband telecommunication satellite named SATRIA.
Spirit eyes MSP market with $2.3 million acquisition
Spirit to expand its service offering into the MSP sector with the acquisition of Arinda IT.
Quantum computing in the telecom sector and more cybersecurity trends
According to a new report, quantum computing will be a destabiliser for the telecom sector, making PKI obsolete in the near future.
ComCom wants to know what you think of your phone and broadband service
Changes made by parliament direct the Commission report on telco providers.
Telkomsel Indonesia to deploy Ericsson core in preparation for 5G
“Cloud solutions will help meet the growing demand for new network services to enhance productivity and efficiency."
Telco backhaul services: ComCom says no further intervention required
"We will consider the need for new regulated backhaul services in a review that we are required to undertake some time before 2025."
New approach and services for new distributor
We flesh out the plans of New Zealand's first new IT distributor in many many years.
Home-based telcos causing most headaches for Kiwis
“The average New Zealand household has 4.6 telecommunications connections, so there is always going to be a higher level of complaints compared to other consumer goods or services."
Spirit Telecom buys LinkOne Group for $5.7m
The company says it will continue to expand its wireless network through Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne in order to provide high-speed B2B internet services to more businesses.
Interview: Kordia sets sights on in-building coverage in a 5G world
The majority of people use their devices indoors and 80% of mobile phone calls now originate inside a building. IBC ensures that all buildings have fast and reliable access to cellular networks.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
Huawei at 29% share of global telecom infrastructure market
Among other telecommunications infrastructure market findings, Dell’Oro reports that Huawei increased its share by 8 percentage points since 2013.
CFFC lobbies NZ telcos to offer scam call blocker for free
Of the 30% of calls that were classified as nuisance or scam calls, trueCall stopped 98% of them.
Turkcell infuses blockchain into identity management
A Turkish company called Turkcell has released a new identity management solution that works by harnessing the power of the blockchain.
By 2040, landlines will probably be dead
What’s causing landlines’ slow deaths? Smartphones, calling plans, and internet calling.