Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in 2-4 weeks

    The U.S. may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official, in a sign President Donald Trump's recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly.

    15 July 19 09:59 Written by Reuters
  • US to approve sales it deems safe to blacklisted Huawei

    The U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell goods to China's Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday, leaving industry observers unsure about which products will pass muster.

    10 July 19 09:52 Written by Reuters
  • Government consults on 3.5GHz 5G spectrum

    Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has initiated a consultation on technical principles to prevent interference between different mobile operators in the 3.5GHz band (3410 – 3800MHz) 5G band which it plans to auction in 2020.

    01 July 19 15:07 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Tighter Internet regulation predicted

    A number of legislative reviews underway in New Zealand are signs that the ‘regulatory pendulum’ in New Zealand is swinging towards tighter regulation of online services, lawyers say.

    27 June 19 14:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Huawei's US research arm builds separate identity

    The U.S.-based research arm of China's Huawei - Futurewei Technologies Inc - has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the U.S government in May put Huawei on a trade blacklist, according to two people familiar with the matter.

    25 June 19 09:06 Written by Reuters
  • US chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

    Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.

    18 June 19 10:57 Written by Reuters
  • NZ broadband good for HD video, mostly

    The Commerce Commission says New Zealand’s broadband networks enable most New Zealanders to reliably stream high definition (HD) video, most of the time.

    13 June 19 10:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark execs reveal the advantage of agility

    Spark’s outgoing CEO, Simon Moutter, his nominated replacement, customer director Jolie Hodson, and HR director Joe McCollum have provided a detailed account of the telco’s transition to an agile mode of operation.

    12 June 19 15:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • AGL makes new Vocus buyout offer

    An acquisition of Vocus by Australian energy company AGL is back on the table. Vocus revealed this morning that it had agreed to due diligence terms with AGL.

    11 June 19 09:14 Written by Rohan Pearce