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Mobiles
Demand grows for future-proof mobile access solutions
HID Global, in partnership with IFSEC Global, recently released the 2022 State of Physical Access Control report for the fourth year running.
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Cybersecurity
More than a fifth of cybersecurity teams ban the use of public WiFi
Verizon’s fifth annual Mobile Security Index report has revealed a continued rise in significant cyberattacks in the last year involving a mobile/IoT device.
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Sales
BNZ launches first tap-on-phone point of sale app in NZ
Bank of New Zealand has launched BNZ Pay, an innovative mobile app for retailers that transforms an Android device into a contactless payment terminal. 
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Broadband
MyRepublic unveils 'choose the speed you need' mobile plans
Broadband provider MyRepublic has announced the details of its new 'choose the speed you need' mobile plans, designed for New Zealanders. 
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Infratil
Vodafone $1.7b passive mobile tower sale to InfraRed and Northleaf
Vodafone New Zealand announces the sale of its passive mobile tower assets for $1.7 billion to global investors InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital Partners.
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Mobiles
Why it's time to 'dial up' the power of mobile marketing
For marketers and brands, the obsession with our mobiles translates into endless opportunities, especially as the third-party cookie crumbles and relationship marketing emerges as king of the marketing paradigm.
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5G Networks
A quarter of A/NZ mobile users would pay extra for 5G - report
Venture Insights’ latest survey has found that 25% Australians and New Zealanders would pay extra for a 5G service that gives them a better video experience.
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ASI Solutions
Western Australia CUA panel picks ASI as preferred supplier
Western Australia's Common User Arrangement (CUA) panel has chosen ASI Solutions as a preferred supplier for device hardware.
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Data
Kacific and Teleglobal support expansion of telecom networks in Indonesia
Kacific has partnered with Teleglobal in Indonesia to provide a large-scale deployment of mobile backhaul services to major telecommunications operators.
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Internet of Things
Couchbase rolls out updates to app development solution
Couchbase has announced that Couchbase Capella now fully manages and hosts a backend for mobile and IoT applications called Capella App Services.
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Cloud
Kaspersky highlights mobile threat impacting thousands globally
“ICT technologies are powerful tools for perpetrators exerting coercive control, especially in relationships where violence is already present offline."
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Vodafone
Cell tower sales may pay off for consumers
The possible sale of cellular telecommunications towers by the two biggest network owners could lead to cheaper services for consumers over the longer term.
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Cybersecurity
Significant shift to mobile fraud - LexisNexis Risk Solutions report
There has been a significant shift to mobile fraud over the last four years, with mobile traffic representing 75% of all traffic.
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Sustainability
Vodafone looks to sell billion dollar mobile towers
Vodafone NZ has begun a market engagement process, with Barrenjoey and UBS brought on board to advise the company.
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Mobiles
CYFIRMA launches mobile app designed to keep user's safe
The app is designed to help users acquire cyber safe habits, learn about emerging cyber threats, and be aware of attackers targeting apps they've installed.
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Customer experience
Adobe launches new mobile capabilities for better CX
Powered by Adobe Experience Platform, the additions mean brands can deliver tailored interactions across channels to their customers to build out experiences.
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IDC
Foldable phones to reach market value of $29B, IDC finds
Despite their small market share, foldables represent a major opportunity for vendors and is a segment that can't be ignored.
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Cyber attacks
Enea identifies trends that will shape the mobile industry in 2022
"We trust that the trends highlighted in this year’s report provide a roadmap for mobile operators to navigate our post-pandemic world.”
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Vodafone
Huge jump in data use over new year period - Vodafone NZ
55% more data was used by Vodafone customers this year, compared to NYE 2020/2021.
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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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Marketing
Adobe study finds A/NZ marketers aren't very good at their jobs
40% of local consumers think the promotional offers they receive just aren’t the right ones for them. That figure is higher than the global average of 33%.
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Ovum
There's a SIM card for every single person on the planet
New research states there’s one SIM card per person on the planet, meaning global mobile penetration has reached 100% at the end of 2015.