Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Huawei: we welcome security scrutiny

    Chinese technology giant Huawei has said that it welcomes the scrutiny that it has experienced over the past couple of years.

    13 Feb. 19 07:20 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • 2degrees aims for robotic process automation

    2degrees​ has advertised for a robotic process automation engineer to lead digitisation of its service operation and automate activities and processes.

    08 Feb. 19 17:02 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Farmers call for better rural connectivity

    Federated Farmers has dismissed the Government's pledge to create regional digital hubs in rural areas as merely "a drop in the required connectivity bucket".

    08 Feb. 19 16:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • GSMA may hold crisis meeting over Huawei

    Mobile communications industry body GSMA has proposed its members discuss the possibility that Chinese network vendor Huawei is excluded from key markets, amid concerns such a development could set operators back by years.

    04 Feb. 19 08:24 Written by Reuters
  • InternetNZ calls for boost in teleworking

    The latest research into New Zealanders' use of and attitudes to the Internet has identified an opportunity to increase the level of working from home, relieving pressure on transport infrastructure.

    01 Feb. 19 10:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • US charges China's Huawei with conspiring to violate Iran sanctions

    The United States has announced criminal charges against China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, escalating a fight with the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker and coming days before trade talks between Washington and Beijing.

    29 Jan. 19 13:01 Written by Reuters
  • Vodafone 'pauses' rollout of Huawei gear in core network

    Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, said it was "pausing" the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks until Western governments give the Chinese firm full security clearance.

    29 Jan. 19 11:48 Written by Reuters
  • China's Huawei and ZTE targeted by bipartisan US bills

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced bills that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei, ZTE or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws.

    17 Jan. 19 12:03 Written by Reuters
  • $130m Phase 2 Rural Broadband Initiative /Mobile Black Spots awarded

    The Government has awarded contracts worth $130m for the, previously announced expansions of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme saying these will take coverage to 99.8 percent of the population over the next four years.

    18 Dec. 18 08:46 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Canadian court grants bail to Huawei CFO

    ​A Canadian court on Tuesday granted bail to a top executive of Huawei Technologies while she awaits an extradition hearing.

    12 Dec. 18 10:20 Written by Reuters
  • Top Huawei executive arrested on US request

    The daughter of Huawei's founder, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, stirring up fears it could reignite a Sino-U.S. trade row and roiling global stock markets.

    07 Dec. 18 09:33 Written by Reuters