Digital Transformation / DX
Artificial Intelligence / AI
Internet of Things
Global mobile calling traffic declines for the first time in ever
New research finds international call traffic declined by 7% in 2020 and that the downhill trend continues from 2015 after only a slight increase in 2020 at the start of the pandemic.
HGC Global Communications Limited collaborates with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has partnered with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) with the collaboration looking to provide better broadband solutions for customers across Southeast Asia.
Huge jump in data use over new year period - Vodafone NZ
55% more data was used by Vodafone customers this year, compared to NYE 2020/2021.
2degrees, Orcon merger to take on telco powerhouses Vodafone and Spark
Challenger telcos 2degrees and Orcon Group have announced plans to merge, as they look to form New Zealand's third-largest integrated telecommunications company.
Vodafone data use jumps more than 50% over Christmas
“With international travel still on hold, we expected a large amount of internet traffic around the holiday season but once again we've been blown away by the sheer volume."
2degrees goes live with its 5G network
Ahead of the scheduled Q1 2022 customer launch, the 2degrees 5G network has been switched on in central Auckland and Wellington for testing and optimisation.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise announces new desk phone range for navigating the digital age
Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has announced a new range of desk phones that they say are designed for the fast-moving digital age.
RingCentral unveils new Microsoft Teams enhancements and BYOC
Global enterprise cloud communications provider RingCentral has unveiled a new set of phone capabilities to the Microsoft Teams platform.
AI modeled on the spread of human viruses to combat cyber attacks
BT is to deploy epidemiological AI based on the spread of viruses in humans to combat cyber-attacks.
Mobile phone use puts two-thirds of workers at risk of a cyber security attack
"Most businesses and industries are now reliant on technology and because of this, the impacts of a cyber attack are more harmful than ever."
NZ telco market reinvents itself post COVID
"The flat market and pandemic impacts are driving new behaviours from the telcos to innovate as well as become more efficient."
Bridge Alliance and TM Forum enter strategic partnership, to help telecom companies adopt edge computing
Bridge Alliance and TM Forum have entered into a strategic partnership, helping global telecom companies simplify the adoption of edge computing.
2degrees public listing paused while merger discussions with Orcon continue
Activity on an initial public offering of the shares of Two Degrees has been put on pause while discussions of a potential merger continue.
NTT strengthens strategic alliance with Microsoft
NTT has announced the next phase of its strategic alliance with Microsoft, helping bring carrier-grade telephony and support to 39 countries.
Are banks, social media and telcos to blame for scam explosion?
Consumers think banks, retailers and mobile operators need to do more to protect them and their personal information from fraudsters.
Watchdog expects telecommunications retail service issues to be addressed
The Commerce Commission wants to see an improvement in the quality of retail services offered by the telecommunications industry.
Australasian tech company's new scheme incentivises staff to get vaccinated
Australasian technology company UCG has announced a new scheme to incentivise workers and delivery partners across New Zealand and Australia to get vaccinated.
Commerce Commission wants better outcomes for complaints about telecommunications industry
The Commerce Commission wants to see improvements to the telecommunications dispute resolution scheme (TDRS) in order to deliver better results for consumers and the industry.
Commerce Commission releases draft report on telco dispute scheme
The number of complaints received by the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Scheme has grown on average by 14% year on year.
New Zealand IT wholesaler finds success with lasting partnership
Not too many IT providers can say they’ve never churned a single customer, but Sri - an NZ-based wholesale telecommunications & IT provider – is able to say just that.
The Commerce Commission warns telcos over unclear marketing
The Commerce Commission urgently seeks views on proposed marketing principles to reduce consumer confusion about alternative technology.
Lumea enhances telco services with Ciena collaboration
Lumea and Ciena have collaborated on transforming Lumea’s telecommunications services to offer customers high-speed 100G+ Wavelength services.
Morrison & Co join takeover of Australia's Telstra mobile towers
Wellington-based investment manager Morrison & Co is part of a group buying 49 percent of Australian telecommunication giant Telstra's mobile towers business.
BAI Communications acquires US telco infrastructure provider Mobilitie
“This reflects our ambitions for the US as well as the other markets in which we operate globally," says BAI group CEO Igor Leprince.