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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.
IDC: A/NZ second highest APAC IoT spenders per capita
New IDC forecast expects the Internet of Things spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to reach US$381.8 Billion by 2022.
Sunshine Coast submarine cable landing station underway
The submarine cable will help deliver the fastest data and telecoms connection to Asia from the east coast of Australia.
NTT Communications hangs on to top rung in APAC telco cloud market
The telecom cloud market in Asia Pacific (APAC) is a fierce one, but a new report purports NTT Communications to be the dominant player - for now.
Singapore govt, telcos must refrech cybersecurity focus
"The telecomm industry is key and is fundamental to secure our telco infrastructure and services, and the business that telco operators provide.”
Silicon photonics market to grow 23.4% in next six years
According to a recent report, the market for silicon photonics is being boosted by the growth of data centres, especially throughout APAC.
Trend Micro’s telecom security solution certified as VMware-ready
Certification by VMware allows communications service providers who prefer or have already adopted VMware vCloud NFV to add network security services from Trend Micro.
Achieving cyber resilience in the telco industry - Accenture
Whether hackers are motivated by greed, or a curiosity to assess a telco’s weaknesses; the interconnected nature of the industry places it in a position of increased threat
ComCom outlines plans for telco oversight
The Commerce Commission has released a paper outlining how it will go about approaching service quality management of telecommunications providers.