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Spark’s newly completed Cat-M1 IoT network reaches 98% of NZ

Press Release – Spark NZ

Smart metering service, intelliHUB, start switching off old 2G connections in favour of the completed IoT network starting in Tauranga with 150,000 Trustpower smart meters. Read more »

Several Cryptojacking Apps Found on Microsoft Store

Press Release – Symantec

Symantec found eight apps on Microsoft’s app store that mine the cryptocurrency Monero without the user’s knowledge. Read more »

Vodafone Smart products help parents keep kids safe online

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

As another school year starts, Vodafone is helping parents by offering smart devices which will allow children to explore the internet and enjoy their device safely and securely. The Vodafone Smart N9 and Vodafone Smart N9 lite devices have a range of … Read more »

E tū critical of Visionstream job cuts

Press Release – E Tu

E t says job cuts affecting 11 technicians who service Choruss copper network in Northland may be the start of sweeping changes to the way the network is maintained. Read more »

Spark keeps fire evacuees near Nelson connected

Press Release – Spark

Spark is advising all its home broadband and landline customers who have been evacuated from their homes near Nelson due to fire risk, that they are eligible for extra data and – for landline customers – free calling on their Spark mobiles over the next … Read more »

SenateSHJ appoints NZ managing partner and Auckland GM

Press Release – SenateSHJ

Leading Australasian communications consultancy SenateSHJ has appointed Raphael Hilbron as managing partner of its New Zealand business and Hugo Shanahan as general manager of its Auckland office. Raphaels appointment recognises his leadership … Read more »

Vodafone to offer free SKY Sport for a year

Press Release – Vodafone

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 on February 4, 2019. Both new and eligible existing customers who sign-up to Vodafone TV Starter and SKY … Read more »

Waihopai Spybase Protest Saturday January 26th

Press Release – Anti-Bases Campaign

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Read more »

More Kiwis getting emergency message

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Almost twice as many people received the test Civil Defence emergency alert to their mobile phone at its last test meaning more New Zealanders than ever are capable of getting a heads-up in an emergency. Read more »

Kiwis ring in the New Year with a record stream of data

Press Release – Vodafone

Kiwis rang in the New Year in massive numbers, with a steady stream of data used across Vodafones mobile networks. Nationally Kiwis consumed more than 90.4 terabytes of mobile data on New Years Eve*, compared to 64.4 terabytes of mobile data across … Read more »

Kiwis’ data use reveals connected Christmas cheer

Press Release – Vodafone

Kiwis have once again put their mobile devices through their paces this festive season, hitting record highs for data usage across Vodafones networks. Read more »

Lightwire announced as partner in rural broadband milestone

Press Release – Lightwire

Trans-Tasman telecommunications company Lightwire is proud to be a new partner of Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP) Rural Broadband Initiative Phase Two (RBI2), providing significant additional rural broadband coverage across the Waikato and … Read more »

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