CommsWire - 9 August 2018


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NZ telecoms sector under scrutiny by competition enforcement agency
Billing, contract terms, marketing and switching practices in the New Zealand telecommunications industry head the list of priority areas for the country’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission’s focus over the next 12-months.

Spark advances towards 5G services launch in two years
New Zealand’s largest telco Spark says it is on track to start providing 5G services to consumers and businesses from 2020 following the success of trials of the technology.

Telstra unveils plan with 60GB data and no roaming fees
Telstra's highest BYO plan, the L plan for $89 per month over 12 months, looks very compelling, especially for frequent international travellers who hate Telstra's $10 per day roaming charge.

Big Four banks criticised for poor mobile apps
Australia’s big four banks have been heavily criticised in a new report by a global analyst firm, which says digital money management provided by their mobile apps is minimal at best – and their apps don’t reflect the banks’ vision of helping customers improve their financial well-being.

ALDImobile offers up to 30GB data with 'no expiry date' rollover
The latest mover and shaker in the MVNO world is ALDImobile, whose "Value Packs" now offer data rollover with "no expiry date", along with data increases for its two largest plans and a new 365-day plan.

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