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IDC adds new category with $5.6b opportunity growth by 2022
The new network functions virtualisation infrastructure category is under carrier network infrastructure and looks to be a high growth area.
E-commerce, telecoms, mergers named as 2018/19 focus for ComCom
The Commerce Commission has names published its priority focus areas for the upcoming year, including implementing new telecommunication regulations.
SORACOM & KDDI commit to advancing worldwide IoT business
The two companies have already started offering IoT business services across Southeast Asia and the United States, with other regions to follow.
Spark facing court proceedings after Commerce Commission alleges it misled customers
Spark has addressed the charges, saying it is disappointed by the commission's decision to file proceedings.
Nexion picks up Perth-based DC after merger with Site2
The Metro IX Data Centre in Belmont was owned by Datacom until earlier this year.
Time to rethink your mobile customer engagement strategy
The reality for most organisations is that they don’t have a complete understanding of the mobile needs and expectations of customers.
amaysim CEO departs for Foxtel as Peter O’Connell takes over
Ogrin joined amaysim in 2013 and has served as CEO since 2015, which is prior to amaysim listing as a public company.
IDC - 2018 will see IT and telecom spending slowdown worldwide
An IDC report shows that the market is on course for a growth of 3.7% this year, slightly down from last year's 4.2%.
Union blasts Telstra for plans to cut 8,000 jobs
“In an industry which is booming, Telstra has clearly chosen to prioritise short-term profits to keep shareholders happy.”
Huawei to Australian MPs: You've heard the rumours, now get the facts
Despite China’s nefarious role in Australian activities, nobody should be pointing the finger at Huawei, the company claimed this week.
Don't believe the LPWAN hype (yet): It's still a work-in-progress
GlobalData believes that it’s still early days for the LPWAN era, despite an increased uptake as mobile operators increasingly offer IoT connectivity.
Spark launches credit refund scheme for 135,000 former customers
At least 135,000 former Spark customers may be in line for a credit refund - and people should check their mailboxes or their inboxes.
Chorus reshuffles executive team as company veterans say goodbye
“I’m pleased to be joining Chorus at such an important point in its development as a company.”
HPE's latest tool for CSPs uses AI to 'automate a dynamic world'
Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveiled its HPE Intelligent Assurance Suite for CSPs this week, hailing it as an AI that can automate a dynamic world.
Telco services the next frontier for IT providers cementing client relationships
As MSPs, companies would incur a reoccurring revenue and have a stronger relationship with clients as they would be offering several services to them.
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.