Vodafone launches new family services to help parents

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone launches new family services to help parents navigate digital age Vodafone has today announced a suite of services to help Kiwi families navigate the rapidly changing, digital world. The four services – demonstrating Vodafones commitment … Read more »

UPDATE: Chorus falls after regulator ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus shares fell after the Commerce Commission’s latest ruling on wholesale telecommunications prices were largely unchanged, though the regulator changed tack on whether any update will be backdated. Read more »

Commerce Commission Draft Decision Dissapointing

Press Release – TUANZ

The Commerce Commission latest draft decision on wholesale copper charges this morning has provided a mixed bag of results for users today. Users will see no benefit in their monthly bills from telecommunications service providers given that the price … Read more »

Spark affirms earnings guidance after regulator ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, the country’s biggest telecommunications provider, has affirmed annual guidance after the Commerce Commission today said regulated pricing on Chorus’s copper line network would largely be unchanged. Read more »

Mixed news for consumers in Commerce Commission decision

Press Release – Spark

Mixed news for consumers in Commerce Commission decision on broadband line charges says Spark New Zealand Spark New Zealand said today it was encouraged the Commerce Commission has taken on board consumer feedback, but disappointed the Commission … Read more »

Further draft decisions on prices of copper lines

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Commission releases further draft decisions on prices of copper lines and broadband service for consultation Read more »

Regulator set to keep Chorus pricing largely unchanged

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission looks likely to settle on a price close to its original decision on what telecommunications network operator Chorus can charge its customers, though it probably won’t backdate any update. Read more »

Jason Paris CEO of Spark Home, Mobile & Business from today

Press Release – Spark

Jason Paris steps into the role of CEO Spark Home, Mobile and Business (HMB) today, with the departure of former CEO Chris Quin at the end of June. Read more »

Focus must be on education now HDC legislation in place

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better. Read more »

Call on Commerce Commission to reduce internet charges

Press Release – Spark

52,000+ call on Commerce Commission to reduce internet charges Updated decision on wholesale broadband and landline charges due out tomorrow Read more »

TeamTalk shares slide 6.3% on profit warning, debt extension

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – TeamTalk shares dropped 6.3 percent after the telecommunications company warned net profit will be hit by a revaluation of interest rate swaps and said it had reduced the size of its debt facility after extending the credit line … Read more »

Better protections for victims of cyberbullying

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims passed its third and final reading in Parliament today with overwhelming cross-party support. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill introduces a range of measures to address damaging electronic … Read more »

TeamTalk completes refinancing and updates market

Press Release – TeamTalk

NZX-listed telco TeamTalk Limited is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its bank refinancing with Westpac. Read more »

Huawei Releases 2nd Generation TalkBand B2 in New Zealand

Press Release – Huawei Technologies

Huawei New Zealand has launched the 2nd generation of its revolutionary TalkBand series the B2, showcasing the companys minimalist design aesthetic and smart functionality. The TalkBand B2 was created at Huaweis Paris design centre and echoes the professional … Read more »

Congestion Issues Resolved

Press Release – TrueNet

May 2015 Urban/Rural Broadband Report New Zealand data use soared immediately Netflix launched in mid March 2015, according to Spark, and over the next two months there was not enough capacity for supply to meet demand on some ISPs connections we monitor. … Read more »

2degrees’ 4G network now reaches over half of NZs population

Press Release – 2degrees Mobile

2degrees has completed the second stage of its 4G network rollout, bringing 4G network coverage to almost 60% of the NZ population over the past year. Read more »

Forging a new Super mid-tier Smartphone segment

Press Release – Sony Mobile Communications

Auckland, 26th June 2015 Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) today announced the launch of the Xperia M4 Aqua – a smartphone bringing Sonys leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. Xperia … Read more »

Vital Cook Strait Cables must be protected

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today said that two recent prosecutions over fishing activities in the Cook Strait Cable Protection Zone (CPZ) reinforce the importance of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Cook Strait Cable. Read more »

Bell Labs and Technische Universität Dresden sign agreement

Press Release – Alcatel-Lucent

Bell Labs and Technische Universitt Dresden sign agreement to collaborate on advancing the development of 5G networks Read more »

Building or renovating? Wire your home for the future

Press Release – Blackfoot

The governments investment of millions of dollars into the Ultra-Fast Broadband network is a bellwether for the future: New Zealand is becoming a more connected nation which views broadband as a fundamental service alongside water, electricity … Read more »

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