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New Zealand
2degrees announces appointments to newly established board
August 2022
2degrees has announced Liz Coutts as the board chair, while Russell Stanners and Kathy Meads join her as directors.
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Vietnam
Viettel IDC deploys Cloudian Hyperstore object storage for enhanced cloud solutions
May 2022
Cloudian has announced that its Hyperstore object storage has been deployed by Vietnam telco Viettel IDC, citing the technology’s flexibility, multi-tenancy and ransomware protection as significant advantages.
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Kacific
Kacific’s Christian Patouraux named CEO of the Year
April 2022
Telecom Review has named Kacific’s Christian Patouraux as CEO of the Year for Wholesale & Capacity, also acknowledging the company’s overall achievements.
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DR
Vodafone New Zealand completes Australasian telco first
February 2022
Vodafone has expanded its partnership with FiberSense to Wellington, and is the first company in NZ to utilise existing underground fibre cables.
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Servers
New data center marks Philippines status as global leader
February 2022
Dubbed The Hive, the facility is now the largest operating telco-neutral data center facility in the country, with three floors capable of housing at least 3,000 server racks of up to 45U rack height.
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Telcos
Thank you for your service! Phone and internet complaint numbers are down in Oz
February 2022
Australian consumers are becoming increasingly more satisfied with their internet and phone service providers, with new research seeing a record drop in complaints.
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5G
Next-generation 5G to triple telco cloud revenue by 2025 - ABI Research
October 2021
Next-generation 5G-orientated core networks are driving the evolution of telco cloud-native technology.
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Telcos
5G is a backup connectivity breakthrough
October 2021
While most of the public discussion of 5G is for primary connectivity, businesses are far more interested in its potential to act as a failover option.
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5G
Private 5G networks are failing to reach scale, with the window of opportunity closing
August 2021
Despite huge potential, private networks are failing to reach scale, and the window of opportunity for telcos is closing.
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Telco
Why graph data platforms are crucial to telco success
July 2021
Graph data platforms provide telcos with performance boosts and agility benefits over relational databases, enabling new levels of performance and insight.
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5G
CSPs falling behind with enterprise 5G, despite higher than ever demands
July 2021
An annual report finds CSPs are slow to react to demands, despite double the enterprise 5G projects over the year.
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Digital Transformation
Google Cloud partners with Axiata Enterprise to modernise digital transformation of Asia's telcos
June 2021
“To resource-strapped SMBs, cloud technology is a game changer that enables them to compete with larger players in the market.”
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Network Security
Telcos focus on security as new wave of 5G rolls out
April 2021
Telcos are working to prioritise security measures to protect core network configuration services as the new wave of 5G networks commences.
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5G
HPE launches extensive 5G-deployment suite
March 2020
The offerings are designed to help telco companies rapidly deploy 5G services and put them on the path to revenue growth within the emerging market, HPE says.
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Telcos
Vodafone NZ into the finalists for Rainbow Excellence Awards
May 2019
The Rainbow Excellence Awards are fast approaching, and one telco is celebrating about being among the finalists.
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Data Centre Interconnection
Vertiv survey reveals telco 5G hopes and fears
May 2019
Together with analyst firm 451 Research, Vertiv has unveiled the findings from its report that delves into the state of 5G.
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Internet
Slingshot recruits celebs to design modems that aren’t eyesores
March 2019
With most modems being banished to dark corners or closets, Slingshot is looking to change the trend with its uniquely designed modems.
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Hyperscale
Hyperscalers open purse strings wide with big CAPEX jump
March 2019
The insatiable appetite for data around the world has seen the data centre giants scrambling with huge investments to keep up.
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SD-WAN
VMware releases raft of solutions for telcos
March 2019
With the cloud expanding into the communications provider space and 5G just around the corner, VMware is taking steps to be the go-to for telcos.
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Edge Computing
Telco central offices are being transformed into the edge
February 2019
Schneider Electric's Steven Carlini discusses how the old central offices are now ideal to enable the telco edge.
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Network Infrastructure
Schneider Electric's bets for the 2019 data centre industry
December 2018
From IT and telco merging to the renaissance of liquid cooling, here are the company's top predictions for the year ahead.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom report leads to greater focus on telcos, online retail
November 2018
The light is shining on confusing complexities and consumer complaints about online retail and telco marketing behaviours in the new report.
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5G
Opinion: 5G needs IT and telco to converge in distributed cloud data centers
September 2018
Steven Carlini says the worlds of IT and telco have been on a collision course and 5G NR may be the “coup de gras” of telco independence.
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Managed Services
Telcos moving ‘manically’ to replicate cloud services provider model
September 2018
IDC says the telco industry is scrambling to convert entire data centres from vertically integrated stacks to software-defined infrastructure.