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Infrastructure
Increased demand for digital infrastructure sees Teltrac expand to southern NZ
Teltrac will open in the southern region of the country with presence across three cities, Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown. 
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5G
nbn sets world record for long-range 5G transmission
Achieved a stable 5G mmWave transmission of close to 1Gbps at 7.3km, double the distance recorded three months ago, and a new record globally.
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5G
Telecom equipment market returns to growth in 2Q20
According to research by Dell’Oro shows that the global market is finding its feet again with vendor ranking remaining stable.
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5G
Chorus describes goals as it posts $52m profit
As the copper withdrawal looms, Chorus is looking at how it can leverage its fibre network to provide new products and services across the country.
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Remote Working
Vodafone seeing traffic increasing up to 100% more than February
Vodafone says it has added more capacity and has changed the way it manages voice and data traffic across the network.
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InternetNZ
New Zealand's national broadband map gets a revamp
A new version of the national broadband map website has been launched this week by InternetNZ. 
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Ultrafast Fibre
Ultrafast Fibre to trial 10Gbps fibre broadband
New Zealand businesses with a need for cutting-edge performance cloud software and transfer vast amounts of data are expected to be early adopters of the trial.
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Telecommunications
Vocus adds Hawaiki capacity, network upgrades
The Hawaiki cable links Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Hawaii and the US West Coast
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Broadband
Gravity and Kacific partner to bring broadband to rural NZ
Gravity to leverage one of the newest and most powerful satellites in the Pacific to offer competitive broadband packages to New Zealand homes and businesses outside the reach of fibre.
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Cable
Broadband access equipment revenue dips to $2.9B
Dell’Oro Group says that CPE shipments nearly offset another weak quarter for cable infrastructure.
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Chorus
Chorus’ message: just be more committed to paying
Vocus says prices could increase by between $12 and $200 per user, which would have to be absorbed by the provider or paid for by the consumer.
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Fibre
NZ among the world’s countries with the fastest internet
The latest data from OECD's broadband portal has found that New Zealand is punching well above its weight in high-speed fibre.
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Internet
Kiwis paying more than $100m too much for inferior internet
New research from Broadband Compare has come back with some interesting results for Kiwi households.
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Ultra Fast Broadband
Vodafone and PNSol champion new ‘invisble network’ broadband project
"As an industry, we've increased the speed of broadband to one gigabit and beyond, which is a remarkable achievement, but we now have to look beyond speed."
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Chorus
ComCom releases findings from fibre services study
The Commerce Commision has released the summary report for its study to inform the development of regulations for Chorus and other fibre companies.
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Network Infrastructure
Vertiv to build AU$35 million submarine cable landing station
The cable landing station, located in Maroochydore, will help deliver Australia’s fastest data connection to Asia.
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APAC
Exclusive: Kacific makes a bid for the APAC satellite broadband market
"As the region progresses to 5G, traditional telecommunications networks will need to be innovative in how they meet the immense demand for bandwidth."
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Digital Transformation
TeamTalk posts profit, continues investment in infrastructure
The company aims to have its digital radio network fully rolled out across New Zealand by mid-2019.
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Scams
NBN warns users about scammers posing as staff to swipe financial details
It says scammers are increasingly taking the opportunity to impersonate NBN employees to take advantage of consumers.
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Customer experience
Chorus posts profit, trims staff - will invest in infrastructure, CX
Chorus nets $47m in profit. CEO says company will continue to improve customer experience and invest in infrastructure across NZ.
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Cloud
Ericsson shows off next-level LTE
Mobile broadband could be running at close to 1 GB per second within a couple of years, Ericsson says.
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Telecommunications
Our ticket to the dance
We’re living in a world in transition to a digital future. The internet has changed everything.