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Cloud
DSL still experiencing rapid rates of decline in OECD countries
High-speed fibre internet continues to be the most significant player in OECD countries, with growth rates still powering ahead of DSL.
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Ericsson
New Ericsson mobility report highlights mobile data traffic increase and significant 5G uptake
The recent Ericsson mobility report has signalled a significant growth in mobile data traffic over the last 10 years, with an increase over 300-fold.
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5G
10Gbps 5G data speeds - Qualcomm and Keysight achieve industry-first milestone
A collaboration between Qualcomm and Keysight has achieved 5G 10Gbps data connection speeds, an industry-first milestone.
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Mobile data
Dynatrace introduces Session Replay, revamping mobile UX
The enhancements open the door for digmance feature adoptions ital teams to further optimise the user experience, performance feature adoptions and conversions of their mobile apps.
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Communications
2talk launches mobile plans, offers complete communications solution
The additions provides organisations across New Zealand easy access to complete single-source communications.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
ComCom: Broadband pricing stagnant in 2020 despite NZers flocking online
Despite increased demand, fixed line broadband pricing remains expensive tor all tiers compared to other countries in the OECD. 
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Mobile data
Vodafone NZ clocks record data usage for New Year’s Eve
Over this New Year’s Eve, New Zealanders around the country consumed mobile data in staggering numbers, according to local telco Vodafone NZ.
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5G
Vodafone NZ upgrades more than 120 mobile cell sites in preparation for 5G
The upgrades, which span the country, predominantly add 4G or 4.5G technology and capacity, which is part of the company's work in getting mobile towers ready for the fifth generation mobile network, 5G.
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Skinny Mobile
Skinny ups it game with new endless data plans
The telecommunications provider says it is looking to make running out of data a thing of the past.
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5G
Vodafone launches new endless data plans for consumers and business customers
“We’ve seen a massive increase in data usage over recent years and with Vodafone New Zealand’s investments in capacity and 5G network roll out, we are now ready to meet the needs of data hungry customers."
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Cybersecurity
Mobile malware and exploitation amongst biggest cyber threats for 2020
There will be an increase in mobile malware and cybercriminal groups exploiting mobile devices in the Asia Pacific region in 2020, according to new research from Kaspersky. 
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Big Data
Study shows the positive social impact of mobile big data
A new GSMA study reveals the potential for big data solutions to positively impact 150 million lives over the next five years.
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Wireless
Spark lifts earnings on the back of mobile, wireless, cloud services
The telco's continued improved performance was founded on a clear strategy with strong execution and greater customer focus.
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Mobile data
Mobile data usage causes huge demand for mobile broadband
In 2018, broadband subscriptions rose by 8%, or 108 million subscriptions, resulting in mobile broadband penetration reaching just under 110%.
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Smartphone
Forgotten your phone? Nearly half of Kiwis would feel ‘naked’
A majority of Kiwis are finding mobile phones increasingly indispensable to everyday life, a new survey finds with some very interesting results.
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Telecommunications
'No way' to stop sale of 46 million Malaysians' personal data after crippling breach
“Individuals or companies found purchasing these leaked data, should be penalised. Only when the buying stops, then only will the hacking stop."
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Telecommunications
Major data breach hits Malaysia's 46 million mobile phone users
A data breach has put more than 46 million Malaysian mobile phone users at risk and has affected many of the country’s major telecommunicatio
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VoIP / SIP
Malaysia’s telecom market to ‘stay afloat’ through to 2021
​Malaysia’s telecom market is in relatively comfortable stead according to a new report from GlobalData, driven largely by mobile data.
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Data
Spark listens to customers and upgrades unlimited data deal
It's certainly good news for any New Zealander who’s life revolves around infinite data – and any parasites who rely on data hotspotting!
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Telecommunications
Spark launches rollover data & minutes for all customers
Spark mobile customers now have the choice of rolling over the unused data and minutes.
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5G
Soaring mobile data usage in A/NZ an opportunity for businesses
Ericsson has released a report that reveals the highest mobile data growth since 2013 with year-over-year growth of 70 percent - and it's to continue.
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Telecommunications
2degrees wants to bridge connections for SuperGold Card holders
"By introducing this monthly discount we hope to make our services more affordable so that more Kiwis can get connected."
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Mobility
Study finds brands aren’t ready for consumer expectations on mobile
97 percent of brands believe that a good mobile experience impacts customer loyalty, yet 4 in 10 remain without a mobile strategy .
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Mobile data
Come 2019, 60% of mobile data traffic will be carried by Wi-Fi networks
​Wi-Fi networks will carry more than 115,000PB (Petabytes) of data by 2019. This is the equivalent of more than six billion Blu-ray movies.