Rural Broadband no match for Urban Areas

Press Release – TrueNet

TrueNet’s quarterly Rural Broadband report shows a big mismatch between rural and urban areas. In November, Panelists with Rural ADSL took twice as long to load our group of Live Webpages compared to Urban ADSL Panelists. Read more »

Final liability allocation for telecommunications providers

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision confirming how much 22 telecommunications providers will pay towards the $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) for 2013/14. Read more »

Spark New Zealand amps up nationwide holiday coverage

Press Release – Spark

Media release 22 December 2014 Spark New Zealand amps up nationwide holiday coverage With the holidays almost upon us, Spark New Zealand has put the finishing touches on its biggest ever series of mobile capacity upgrades to over 250 holiday spots … Read more »

NetHui 2015: Save the date

Press Release – InternetNZ

New Zealand’s favourite Internet event will take place at SkyCity in Auckland on July 8-10 and once again .the call has gone out to the Internet community for ideas on how to make this the best NetHui yet. Read more »

US start-up accelerator Y Combinator invests in GlassJar

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – US start-up accelerator Y Combinator is investing in kiwi software start-up GlassJar which provides people an easy way of managing their flat finances. Read more »

TUANZ welcomes further clarification by Commerce Commission

Press Release – TUANZ

The Commerce Commission’s release today of a process paper and their emerging view on backdating around the current FPP process is a welcome clarification. While the pushing out of the final decision date to September 2015, is not necessarily the … Read more »

Spark New Zealand Moving Ahead in 4g Network Build

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand said today it believes it is overtaking its rivals in respect of 4G mobile data services, after making rapid strides in its network build over recent months. Read more »

ComCom pushes out final decision on Chorus copper pricing

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has pushed out the timeline for a final decision on what price Chorus can charge on its copper line network as it deals with a large amount of complex information, and said its initial view is that … Read more »

Finzsoft shareholder Rubik to consider takeover

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Finzsoft Solutions shareholder Rubik Financial will consider a $3 per share takeover offer by the New Zealand software developer’s chief executive Andrew Holliday and Singaporean tech firm Silverlake Axis, once it has more information. Read more »

Spark’s Lightbox, Coliseum in JV to gain foothold in market

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Lightbox, Spark New Zealand’s online content business, will broadcast premium sports via a joint venture with Coliseum Sports Media New Zealand as it looks to gain a foothold in the “crowded online TV marketplace”. Read more »

Finzsoft boss to make takeover bid with Silverlake Axis

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Andrew Holliday, managing director of Finzsoft Solutions, intends to make a discounted takeover bid for the financial software developer in partnership with Silverlake Axis, the Bermuda-based IT company. Read more »

New cable a positive sign for the future

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ welcomes the news today from Spark, Vodafone and Telstra that they are to build a new Internet cable to New Zealand. Read more »

Spark, Voda and Telstra to lay new trans-Tasman cable

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand’s two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building a trans-Tasman submarine cable to bolster broadband … Read more »

New trans-Tasman telecommunications cable plan confirmed

Press Release – Spark NZ

The three telecommunications companies planning to build a new 2,300km submarine cable between New Zealand and Australia have today confirmed their investment and a commencement of the project in early 2015. Read more »

Chorus credit rating outlook upgraded to ‘stable’

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has been given some breathing room from Moody’s Investors Service, which has upgraded the outlook on the company’s credit rating due to the regulator’s draft ruling on wholesale … Read more »

CityLink tech boost for Dunedin

Press Release – CityLink

Another boost to the Dunedin tech sector following the city’s success in the Gigatown initiative. Wellington-based CityLink is to establish a ‘Peering Exchange’ in the city, its sixth throughout the country. Read more »

Vodafone NZ appoints expat Mark Aue as new CFO

Article – BusinessDesk

Vodafone NZ appoints expat Mark Aue as new CFO after de la Feunte returns to Spain Read more »

VMob Chases Offshore Growth with NZTE Support

Press Release – VMob Group Limited

USA and Japan offer biggest opportunity for home-grown technology Microsoft and McDonalds partnerships underpin year of growth Read more »

Anniversary of Nationwide Blacklisting of Lost Phones

Press Release – NZ Telecommunications Forum – TCF

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) is celebrating the first anniversary of nationwide mobile handset blacklisting for lost and stolen devices, and Christmas is the perfect time to remind everyone of this service. Read more »

Lateral posts 1H loss of $634K after August listing

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Lateral Corp, the mobile technology developer, posted a first-half loss in its first earnings result since listing on the NZX Alternative Index in August, and has launched a capital raising programe to fund customer acquisition … Read more »

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