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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Zealand crossed 1,150 as of 19th May 2020. The country has taken stringent measures, including a one-month national lockdown, which started on 25th March 2020, to curb the pandemic. The telecommunications service providers in New Zealand are effectively tackling the situation and providing maximum support to their customers both in terms of network coverage and financial assistance, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Read more: New Zealand telcos fight pandemic without compromising customer support

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the enhancement of its American backbone boosting its Pacific routes with a new fiber pair on Curie submarine cable system connecting Chile to US.

Read more: Sparkle expands Pacific routes with Google’s subsea cable

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced its first 5G mobile platform in the 6-series, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 690 5G Mobile Platform. This new platform is designed to make 5G user experiences even more broadly available around the world. Snapdragon 690 also supports remarkable on-device AI and vibrant entertainment experiences. HMD Global, LG Electronics, Motorola, SHARP, TCL, and Wingtech are among the OEMs/ODMs expected to announce smartphones powered by Snapdragon 690.

Read more: Qualcomm makes history with first 6-series 5G mobile platform

ZTE Corporation announced that it has helped China Mobile promptly launch the cloud classroom service based on the IPTV platform, introducing massive high-quality educational resources to students for online classes. By means of this service, students can take open classes given by famous teachers on TV at home, allowing students to keep learning even with classes suspended during the outbreak of COVID-19.

Read more: ZTE, China Mobile revolutionize online learning using cloud service

CommScope has been selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Education (MoE) to help 2,500 schools meet the connectivity demands of an ever-changing student population. The deployment of up to 38,000 Wi-Fi 6 access points and 12,000 Multi-gig switches will enable faster and more reliable performance across multiple connected devices in a highly dense campus environment.

Read more: CommScope meets connectivity demands of New Zealand student population

NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider, announced the launch of its new Software Defined Infrastructure services portfolio, complementing its existing suite of services. The move to software-defined infrastructure (SDI) is driven by businesses’ demand to reduce time to value, lower costs and enabling businesses to scale up and down, as their needs change.

Read more: NTT introduces new SDI services as business demand spikes

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