CommsWire - 3 November 2016

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Spark NZ to move customers from ?fault prone? copper to fibre, wireless networks
New Zealand?s largest telco Spark has set out on a major programme to upgrade its broadband networks across the country to move as "many as possible" of its customers off old copper networks and onto newer technologies ? fibre and wireless broadband.

Optus opens Australian $10 million cyber security centre
Optus has opened its $10 million Advanced Security Operations Centre (ASOC) in Sydney, adding to parent company SingTel?s worldwide network of ASOC?s.

Vodafone adds more countries to $5 roaming offer
Vodafone has boosted its $5 a day roaming network offer with the addition of six new destinations - Canada, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands.

Megaport quarterly revenues up with organic growth, acquisitions
Interconnection services provider Megaport has recorded strong growth for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 financial year, with an increase in revenues of 91% on the back of ?organic growth, acquisitions and execution of key strategic partnerships?.

Telstra dominates market as NBN wholesale access services ramp up
NBN Co continues to ramp up wholesale access services to the network, increasing by more than a quarter of a million over the previous quarter the number of services supplied in the three months to the end of September.

NEC rests IoT digital future on three pillars
AI, connectivity and security are the three key technology areas that Japanese tech giant NEC intends to target in order to capitalise on the massive explosion of the Internet of Things market currently under way.