Queenstown UFB rollout now complete

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Queenstowns Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build is complete, and over 7000 households and businesses are now able to connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. Read more »

2degrees first with 100GbE Trans-Tasman Interconnect

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees today announced the successful activation of its 100GbE interconnect to the Southern Cross Cable Network, driven by the massive growth of content providers such as Netflix fuelling New Zealanders demand for data. Read more »

Vodafone’s new high-tech workplace of the future

Press Release – Vodafone

At the official opening event of Vodafones new Christchurch-based South Island headquarters, InnoV8, Chief Executive Officer Russell Stanners heralded InnoV8 as the most technologically advanced office workplace in New Zealand. Read more »

Serko CFO Tim Bluett resigns

Article – BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – Serko chief financial officer Tim Bluett has resigned and will leave the online travel booking company in October. Read more »

Patients benefit from ambulance officer electronic reporting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new electronic Patient Report Form (ePRF) used by ambulance officers has been successfully rolled out around most of the country. The new technology, which is part of a joint initiative between St John, the Ministry of Health and ACC, gives ambulance officers … Read more »

D-Link Connects Emirates Team NZ in Americas Cup

Press Release – D-Link

Americas Cup hopeful Emirates Team NZ has partnered with D-Link for all of its networking, wireless and connectivity equipment requirements in its push to win the 35th Louis Vuitton Americas Cup in 2017. Read more »

Lawyers’ reluctance to go digital inspires cloud-based firm

Press Release – Online Lawyers NZ

New Zealands first web-based law firm is challenging the way lawyers have traditionally worked, according to founder John Shingleton. After 20 years of commercial law, Christchurch-based lawyer John sensed that the market wanted lawyers to fully embrace digital technology … Read more »

Telco law review favours consumers over investors

Article – BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s plans to rewrite legislation governing telecommunications will tilt the regulatory approach of the sector in favour of end-consumers over investors in fibre and copper networks, says broking house First NZ Capital. Read more »

2degrees extends 4G coverage in Auckland and Wellington

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees has extended its 4G coverage in West and South Auckland even further to include Green Bay, Titirangi, Glen Eden, Highland Park, Howick, Meadowlands, Farm Cove and Weymouth as well as the Wellington areas of Trentham, Papakowhai and Upper … Read more »

TUANZ welcome Telecommunications review options paper

Press Release – TUANZ

The telecommunications review options paper released today by Communications Minister Amy Adams provided some welcome detail, but failed to address a number of issues important to end users, says TUANZ CEO Craig You Read more »

Adams proposes hybrid price regulation for telco networks

Article – BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) – Communications Minister Amy Adams is proposing a mix of price and revenue caps for telecommunications network operators such as Chorus in an overhaul of legislation regulating the sector and how it can charge for services. Read more »

Telco Act review demands careful thought

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ has welcomed today’s release by the Government of an options paper on the regulatory settings that are being considered for telecommunications pricing. It will be analysing the proposal thoroughly over the next few weeks, and will file … Read more »

Skinny Mobile becomes Consumer Trusted

Press Release – Consumer NZ

Skinny Mobile is the latest business to be accredited under the Consumer Trusted business programme. Read more »

Tex Edwards & KLR Announce Exit from 2degrees

Press Release – KLR Investments

I have now ended a 16 year assignment in NZ telecommunications its taken longer than I thought. Read more »

Tex Edwards, 2degrees founder, sells shares to Trilogy

Press Release – 2Degrees

2degrees and Tex Edwards announced today that Tex and KLR have transferred all their interests in 2degrees to existing shareholder Trilogy International New Zealand LLC or back to the company. The terms of the transfers are confidential. Read more »

Proposed bill aims to speed up access to UFB

Press Release – Commerce Select Committee

Parliaments Commerce Committee is considering a bill that proposes making it easier for people involved in shared property or apartments to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), while ensuring protections remain in place for property owners. Read more »

Fairfax/NZME deal may delay ComCom’s Sky/Voda decision

Article – BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television chief executive John Fellet says hes concerned the proposed merger between the countrys dominant publishers, NZME and Fairfax NZ, could slow down clearance for Skys planned tie-up with Vodafone New … Read more »

Sky TV shareholders back Vodafone deal

Article – BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television shareholders have today voted in favour of a proposed merger with Vodafone New Zealand that will create a media and entertainment provider with combined 2016 revenue of more than $2.9 billion and more than 3.7 million … Read more »

Union vindicated over warnings of shoddy work on Chorus UFB

Press Release – E Tu

E t says customer complaints about the shoddy workmanship on Choruss ultrafast broadband network vindicate quality concerns raised by the union months ago. Read more »

Vodafone customers score pass to SKY Sport or SoHo

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone customers score pass to SKY Sport or SoHo just in time for the biggest sporting event of them all Vodafone is offering fans a front row seat to a huge year of sporting action from the comfort of their own homes with a special offer launching … Read more »

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