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Vodafone
2degrees, Orcon merger to take on telco powerhouses Vodafone and Spark
Challenger telcos 2degrees and Orcon Group have announced plans to merge, as they look to form New Zealand's third-largest integrated telecommunications company. 
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Cloud
Vodafone data use jumps more than 50% over Christmas
“With international travel still on hold, we expected a large amount of internet traffic around the holiday season but once again we've been blown away by the sheer volume."
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Cloud
2degrees goes live with its 5G network
Ahead of the scheduled Q1 2022 customer launch, the 2degrees 5G network has been switched on in central Auckland and Wellington for testing and optimisation. 
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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise announces new desk phone range for navigating the digital age
Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has announced a new range of desk phones that they say are designed for the fast-moving digital age.
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Microsoft Teams
RingCentral unveils new Microsoft Teams enhancements and BYOC
Global enterprise cloud communications provider RingCentral has unveiled a new set of phone capabilities to the Microsoft Teams platform.
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Cybersecurity
AI modeled on the spread of human viruses to combat cyber attacks
BT is to deploy epidemiological AI based on the spread of viruses in humans to combat cyber-attacks.
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Cybersecurity
Mobile phone use puts two-thirds of workers at risk of a cyber security attack
"Most businesses and industries are now reliant on technology and because of this, the impacts of a cyber attack are more harmful than ever."
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COVID-19
NZ telco market reinvents itself post COVID-19
"The flat market and pandemic impacts are driving new behaviours from the telcos to innovate as well as become more efficient."
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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.