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Edge Computing
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.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
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. 
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Microsoft
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.
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Scams
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.
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Commerce Commission
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.
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COVID-19
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.
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Telecommunications
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.
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Telecommunications
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.
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Voyager
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.
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Telecommunications
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. 
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Telecommunications
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.
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Telecommunications
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.
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Telecommunications
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.
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Employment
UCG appoints NZ Delivery Partner contractors as full members of employment association, EMA
Telco services supplier UCG is appointing all of its New Zealand Delivery Partner subcontractors as full members of the Employers and Manufacturers Association.
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Chorus
Commerce Commission lays out max revenues for Chorus
The estimated price-quality path for Chorus announced for consultation would cap Chorus revenues for three years from 1 January 2022 at $689 million in 2022, rising to $786 million in 2024.
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Chorus
Core telecommunications services to keep being regulated to protect consumers
The consumer watchdog will continue to regulate three core telecommunications services in order to protect consumers.
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Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission maintains regulation of telco services to protect consumers
The Commerce Commission has confirmed it will keep regulation in place for three wholesale telecommunications services to continue to promote competition and protect consumers.
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Telecommunications
2degrees reports record annual revenue
Growth in new broadband and mobile customer numbers has helped 2degrees to record high revenue and earnings for the financial year.
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Samsung
Red Hat modernises telecommunications for HKT, Samsung
CSPs now need to provide modern networks that work across every industry if they are to survive in a competitive and evolving marketplace.
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Commerce Commission
NZ telco industry welcomes ComCom review into dispute resolution scheme
"We hope this review process results in a strengthened TDR scheme that is able to help even more New Zealanders if they encounter issues with their telecommunications services."
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5G
6G guidelines outlined in paper released by NGMN
The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance has published its first 6G white paper.
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Commerce Commission
Faster fibre plans, says Commerce Commission
The performance of Fibre Max plans has substantially improved, according to the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand report.
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Smartphone
Commission completes review of consumer mobile phone bills
In September 2020, the Commission published an open letter to Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees asking them to share their plans for providing their customers with more meaningful product and service comparisons and to guard against overspending.
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5G
APAC drives multi-billion dollar growth in private network deployments
The APAC market network opportunity will reach almost US$7 billion by 2025.