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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.
Ericsson makes digital transformation a reality for Vietnam telco
Ericsson and Vietnamese telecom operator VNPT are working together to provide an online charging system that will support 40 million subscribers.
5G aside, operators need to keep pushing 4G coverage
With so much recent focus on 5G, it is easy to overlook the importance to mobile operators of continuing to drive up usage over their LTE networks.
4G smartphone uptake a 'long slog' in markets like APAC
"While 4G handsets themselves have also been relatively pricey across the board."
Govt announces new RMA standard for telcos
“This Government has made a priority of removing obstacles to improve connectivity and to modernise and streamline processes."
Decline in router spend thanks to Australia’s 4G rollout
"Enterprise sales were stagnant, with growth through the first half of 2016 tempered by the Federal elections as projects were put on hold."
Taranaki to reap benefits of Spark 4G mobile coverage
“We’re always looking to improve access to mobile coverage across NZand we’re excited that Taranaki is now able to access the benefits of 4G."
New RBI tower brings greater connectivity to Kauaeranga Valley
“Broadband and mobile coverage to Kauaeranga Valley will ensure residents can use fast broadband, while visitors who come here can stay connected."
Spark and Vodafone show commitment with new cell towers
Mobile coverage has been expanded more than 1700 square kilometres of rural areas previously without coverage via 15 new cell towers.
Skinny jumps on broadband bandwagon, promises NZ's cheapest package
The service will be available in selected 4G areas across New Zealandand will operate on Spark’s 4G network.
Spark invests $14m in rapid 4G rollout in rural Canterbury
Spark New Zealand has been working with local councils to provide rural residents access to better, faster broadband and mobile data services.
Key mobile broadband advancements on the horizon
"LTE is the cornerstone of continual mobile broadband enhancements, which will eventually lead to the integration of 5G in the next decade."
Vodafone completes 4G upgrade, offers customers money-back guarantee
Vodafone says it is ‘so confident’ in its mobile network, it will provide a money-back guarantee to new customers.
2degrees continues 4G network rollout
2degrees’ 4G network now reaches almost 60% of the New Zealand population, following the second stage of the telco’s 4G rollout.
Spark continues 4G rollout with 150th mobile site
Spark has deployed 4G to its 150th mobile site over the 700MHz spectrum on its Hangatiki site, marking what it says is a key milestone for Waikato.
GSMA predicts one billion new mobile subscribers by 2020
By 2020 an additional one billion people will become mobile subscribers, according to a new GSMA report published at the 2015 Mobile World Congress.
Vodafone scores Fullers free wifi on the water contract
Fullers has launched free 3G/4G service on Auckland ferries.
Huawei announce 4.5G as the world waits for 5G
The 4.5G standard - otherwise known as LTE-M will provide extra bandwidth for demanding applications such as virtual reality and ultra HD video.
Spark challenges rivals with 4G offerings
Spark New Zealand has today announced it believes it is overtaking its rivals in respect of 4G mobile data services, after making rapid strides in its network build over recent months.
Huawei: Enter the dragon
Huawei might not be one of New Zealand’s well known brands, but on the global telco stage they’re bigger than huge.
InterCity buses offer free onboard Wi-Fi with Spark
From this summer travellers and tourists will benefit from seamless 3G and 4G mobile Wi-Fi across New Zealand’s largest passenger transport network.
Skinny Mobile switches on 4G and finally releases app
4G connections are now available in 30 locations across New Zealand including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Rotorua and Queenstown.
Spark and Huawei sign understanding to expand mobile coverage
Spark and Huawei reaffirmed their commitment to bring the latest technology to New Zealand consumers by expanding the existing Joint Innovation Programme.
Vodafone gives Kiwis chance to take on Jimmy Spithill
Vodafone announced overnight a virtual sailing event on their 4G network with the new Samsung GALAXY Note 4 smartphone.