Mobile services revenue in New Zealand is expected to reach US$1.9 billion in 2026 with a marginal compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.8% over 2021-2026, supported by growth in smartphone subscriptions and mobile data service revenues, according to a new forecast by analyst firm GlobalData.
With TPG Telecom, Optus and prepaid the most impacted, the total number of services has dropped 1.7% from 2019 levels thanks to the pandemic.
They say a change is as good as a holiday, but despite being a universal constant (and making your pockets very heavy), the last decade saw the most rapid change in our history - with the COVID-19 tinged decade we're currently in set to see change changing at the fastest pace yet.
The telecommunications industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), has completed its sunset review of mobile premium services determinations.
Thailand’s mobile services revenue declined in 2020 due to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis on mobile subscription growth and mobile service average revenue per user (ARPU) levels during the year, according to one global analyst.
Lower numbers of international visitors and a drop in immigration due to the ongoing pandemic has affected the mobile services market, the telecommunications analyst firm Telsyte claims, adding that this fall was the first in the last decade.
The competition regulator the ACCC has flagged a substantial fall in the price of wholesale transmission services in many regional and rural parts of Australia following its decision to reduce the regulated prices for the declared Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS).
New Zealand’s major telcos Spark, Vodafone, Chorus, and 2degrees will collectively pay approximately 90% of the $10 million Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) levy to be imposed on the telecommunications industry by the country’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission.
Complaints about phone and Internet services decreased 4% in the last financial year ending 30 June 2020, but despite the drop residential consumers and small businesses still made 127,151 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman over the 12-months, according to the TIO’s 2019-20 annual report.
The wholesale voice carrier market is likely to register significant gains in coming years owing to the increasing trend of international VoIP calling and rising penetration of smartphones, according to a recent study that forecasts the market is set to grow from its current market value of more than US$20 billion to over US$45 billion by 2026 - gaining “remarkable traction” over the 2020 to 2026 period.
Macquarie Telecom has overhauled the mobile services of community services not-for-profit Uniting WA, claiming mobile costs have been slashed by more than 60% while providing improved support at a time when the organisation is more dependent on its mobile services and data.
Australian-listed call recording vendor Dubber has announced availability of its services for cloud call recording and AI on business telephony and mobile services.
Australia's biggest telco Telstra appears to be somewhat short of comprehending the English language, if one were to judge by the latest lawsuit that it has filed against Optus.
Telecommunications resilience in bushfire and disaster prone areas to ensure communities can stay connected during emergencies has been strengthened by a $37.1 million investment from the Australian Government.
Increasing competition and the lowest net increase for six years had already put pressure on Australia’s mobile carriers even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, according to new research from analyst firm, Telsyte.
The Australian Government has commenced the next stage of consultation on the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program aimed at improving digital connectivity in regional and rural Australia.
Australia’s second largest telco Optus has reported “slightly lower” quarterly operating revenues year on year, down from $2,419 million in 2018 to $2,393 million for 2019, with higher NBN migration revenue offsetting lower equipment and service revenues.
MGM Wireless, the maker of the Spacetalk all in one children’s smartphone, watch and GPS device, has announced unaudited revenue of $7.6 million for the first half of the 2020 financial year - up 86% from $4.1 million for the same period in FY 2019.
Rules to better protect Australians against the bill shock that can come from high international mobile roaming charges, have been emhanced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Optus pulled in revenue of $2,207 million for the three months to the end of September to deliver an increase in profits for the quarter due to increased NBN migration.
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