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Nokia refreshes focus on NZ with new Wellington head office
"Nokia marked the beginning of a new stage in its 90-year New Zealand history with the official opening of a new head office in Wellington."
Wellington adtech firm Postr goes global
A Wellington adtech startup has managed to snag contracts with three international telecommunications firms – and it’s all down to an innovative take on how consumers unlock their phones.
Vodafone year end results show revenue growth and profit drop
With a $5m growth in revenue and 92,000 more customers over the last year, Vodafone remains in a strong position despite $7.7m less profit than 2017.
IDC - SD infrastructure drives telco datacentre market growth
A new report shows the shift to software-defined infrastructure will lead the telco compute and storage infrastructure market to over US$16b by 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whitepaper: How to build cloud policies your organisation can stand by
Done right, digital transformation can transform the way governments engage with citizens, make businesses more productive and help non-profits be more effective.
Whitepaper: The best way to get insights relevant to your business
A Design Sprint offers a framework for making progress and decisions when you have a new customer proposition.
Infographic: Why an outdated unified comms solution hurts your business
Seventy-one percent of IT professionals say their organisations use multiple communication or collaboration solutions unnecessarily.
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
Using SOLIDWORKS CAD to take an idea from prototype to product
Sound pioneer Nura had an ambitious concept to deliver when it raised almost two million dollars via crowdsourcing and then over five million dollars through a seed round.