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  • Chip designer ARM halts work with Huawei after U.S. ban

    British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.

    23 May 19 13:16 Written by Reuters
  • Vocus slams ComCom mobile review; others are happy

    Vocus has delivered a blistering attack on the Commerce Commission’s preliminary views on competition in the mobile market, issued on 16 May, branding it “disgraceful”.

    17 May 19 10:24 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Commerce Commission says mobile competition OK but could be better

    The Commerce Commission has released the preliminary findings of its study into New Zealand’s mobile services market, saying it shows competition indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services “trending in a positive direction for consumers”.

    16 May 19 12:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ Tech CEO calls for speedy 5G spectrum allocation

    The head of NZ Tech, Graeme Muller, has called for the government to speed up the allocation of 5G spectrum, saying 5G is needed to support the burgeoning IoT ecosystem.

    13 May 19 09:27 Written by Stuart Corner
  • UK government moves on consumer IoT security legislation

    A new piece of legislation regarding consumer IoT security was proposed this week by Digital Minister, Margot James, aimed at securing all connected devices from cyber attacks 'by design'.

    06 May 19 00:05 Written by By Hannah Williams
  • Australian taxi drivers sue Uber over 'illegal operations'

    A law firm has filed a class action against Uber on behalf of thousands of taxi and chartered drivers in Australia, accusing the world's largest ride-hailing company of operating illegally and harming them financially.

    03 May 19 13:25 Written by Reuters
  • Motorola upgrades Orion digital mobile radio network

    New Zealand trunked mobile radio network operator Orion New Zealand will today officially launch the Orion Converged Communications Core (OC3) its Tier3-compliant next generation digital mobile radio network using technology from Motorola.

    30 April 19 13:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Uber unveils IPO terms that temper expectations

    Uber, the world's largest ride-hailing company, plans an initial public offering that values the company lower than the startup's insiders had hoped, between US$80.5 billion and $91.5 billion.

    29 April 19 10:06 Written by Reuters
  • How 5G drove moves by Apple, Qualcomm and Intel

    Apple and Qualcomm on Tuesday settled an acrimonious two-year legal dispute. Shortly afterward, Intel Corp said it will exit the smartphone modem chip business.

    18 April 19 09:08 Written by Reuters
  • Huawei allegations driven by politics not evidence: ITU head

    U.S. security concerns about 5G mobile networks built by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei appear to be driven by politics and trade rather than any evidence, the head of the U.N. internet and telecoms agency said on Friday.

    08 April 19 10:20 Written by Reuters
  • Deliveroo engineering manager reveals tech behind order tracker

    In the six years since Deliveroo was founded, the company has grown from a two-man team in a London flat delivering food from three restaurants into a $2 billion unicorn serving customers in 14 countries by offering a fast and reliable delivery that customers can track on their phone.

    06 April 19 00:02 Written by By Tom Macaulay