Cyberespionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase

Press Release – Verizon Communications Inc

Cyberespionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase warns the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report Read more »

Vodafone announces Family Violence policy to support team

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone has today announced it is taking steps to support all team members and their families impacted by family violence. Read more »

2017 Symposium all about connecting rural New Zealand

Press Release – TUANZ

The Rural Connectivity Symposium is back for 2017, on 23rd May at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Read more »

Leading edge technologies to deliver new ways of working

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct will be fitted with the latest cloud-based and wireless telecommunications technology under an agreement recently signed between the Ministry of Justice and Spark. Read more »

Inland Revenue accepts mobile calls to all 0800 numbers

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue now accepts mobile phone calls to all of its 0800 numbers Read more »

Vodafone connections slow to download NZ pages

Press Release – TrueNet

Vodafone shows a strong decline during the day and into the evening, in stark contrast to all other ISP results on any fixed line technology. The trend in Special Chart 3, has been evident for some time, indicating long standing congestion on the Vodafone … Read more »

Chorus joins ASX 200 – now with 8 NZX-listed Kiwi firms

Article – BusinessDesk

Chorus joins ASX 200, bringing to 8 the number of NZX-listed Kiwi firms in Aussie benchmark Read more »

Spark opens pre-order for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark has announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available for pre-order, both online at and in-store. The first pre-orders will receive 50% extra data for 6 months (on an eligible Open Term Pay Monthly plan) and … Read more »

Hikurangi – Northland’s next UFB town

Press Release – Northpower

Exactly three years after Northpower Fibre completed New Zealands first ultra-fast broadband network, the company is embarking on another UFB network build. Read more »

Annual inflation highest in over five years

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) increased 2.2 percent in the year to the March 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is the highest annual increase since the September 2011 quarter, the last quarter affected by the rise in GST from 12.5 to 15 percent. Read more »

Infinitely more entertaining Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ offer

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone is offering consumers an infinitely more entertaining opportunity to snap up Samsungs new Galaxy S8/S8+ flagship phones, combining leading content with its Infinity Display. Read more »

Spark outlines upgrade of NZ’s voice communications

Press Release – Spark NZ

Voice communications in New Zealand is in for a massive upgrade with Spark New Zealand announcing this morning it is switching from the ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a next generation IP-based network. Read more »

Too many customers in play for Sky, Voda merger

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – The government-sponsored roll-out of a national telecommunications fibre network was among the complicating factors against a tie-up between pay-TV operator Sky Network Television and telecommunications group Vodafone New Zealand … Read more »

TeamTalk shareholders back sale of Farmside to Vodafone

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – TeamTalk shareholders overwhelmingly back a deal to sell a controlling stake in rural broadband unit Farmside to Vodafone New Zealand, effectively rejecting a takeover by Spark New Zealand. Read more »

NZ gets a ‘CERT’ – What are the big cybersecurity threats?

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Government today launched CERT NZ , a cyber security unit that will track cyber attacks and offer information for internet users and businesses about online threats. CERT NZ, which has been funded to the tune of $22.2 million over four years, will … Read more »

New ground broken on rural fibre

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has successfully negotiated a significant benefit for rural property owners who allow telecommunications fibre to cross their land. Read more »

Telco property access bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A bill that will streamline the process for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment … Read more »

Radio spectrum fees reduced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced a reduction in radio spectrum fees and a simplified regime, to come into effect later this year. Read more »

Things ‘getting awkward’ without data

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

Auckland, 7 April 2017: According to new research commissioned by 2degrees, Kiwis are more dependent on mobile data than ever before. No surprises there. But when it runs out theyre finding themselves in some awkward situations having to … Read more »

Spark and Skinny to launch ‘Freedom’ mobile plans

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark and Skinny are launching mobile plans that allow customers to use their mobiles without restriction by providing data without a cap, unlimited voice calling and unlimited texting. From today, Spark and Skinny Direct customers can register for … Read more »

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