Chorus suspends dividend payments, tweaks banking covenants

Article – BusinessDesk

Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has suspended dividend payments as regulatory uncertainty weighs on its balance sheet, and has renegotiated its banking covenants to give it some financial breathing space. Read more »

NZ Post give network services contract to Vodafone

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Post give network services contract to Vodafone, aiming to cut $19.2M annual spend Read more »

Telecom Unleashes Ultra Fibre Across Wanganui

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

Telecom, soon to be Spark, announced today that it is launching Ultra Fibre Broadband for residential and business customers, and a comprehensive range of UFB-based Corporate internet, data and voice solutions across Wanganui. Read more »

Good Technology: Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform

Press Release – Good Technology

Good Technology, the leader in secure mobility, today announced new features are now available in the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, the integrated platform that addresses the needs of all constituents: IT, the end user and mobile application … Read more »

More victims fall foul of aggressive phone scam

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A victim of an aggressive phone scam which is targeting Inland Revenue customers for money or threatening them with deportation or prison if they dont pay has been duped out of $6,500. Read more »

Vodafone launches Fantastic Fridays

Press Release – Vodafone

Love Fridays? So do we! And soon, Vodafone customers wont have to wait all week for that Friday feeling with the launch of Fantastic Fridays an incredible range of movie, music and sports experiences, and fantastic Prepay Deals. Read more »

Public Meeting on Internet Connectivity in Outram

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A public meeting to discuss community-based solutions to improving internet speeds and reliability in Outram follows community agitation on poor connectivity, Labours ICT Spokesperson Clare Curran said. Read more »

SwipedOn Debuts New Visitor Book App

Press Release – SwipedOn

SwipedOn, the developer responsible for the hit of the same name, has today announced that the future of the front desk has arrived in the form of the companys latest app, Visitor Book. The new visitor management app has been released via Apples … Read more »

InternetNZ releases submission on proposed UBA changes

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ has today released its submission to the Commerce Commission on the Commission’s UBA Variants consultation paper, along with a legal opinion that offers some sharp perspectives on Chorus’s proposals. Read more »

The world’s first real-time mobile loyalty solution

Press Release – Collect

A real-time mobile loyalty solution designed for SME retailers and hospitality venues is set to change the in-store and online retail experience, as we know it. Read more »

Chorus services ‘cynical attempt’ to dodge rules: CallPlus

Article – BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission will investigate a claim Chorus’s plans to deliver broadband services outside the current terms of regulation are still captured by the legislation and breach the Telecommunications Act. Read more »

Vodafone first to begin 4G rollout with 700MHz

Press Release – Vodafone

It might only make up 1.1 per cent of New Zealands population, but Papakura has raced ahead to become the first district to receive superfast 4G mobile technology with 700MHz spectrum. Vodafone was the first telecommunications company to roll out … Read more »

Rural Broadband Users: Are they missing out?

Press Release – TrueNet

TrueNet measures broadband in both urban and rural locations. Standard (Full Speed) Rural ADSL speed performance has declined in the last 2.5 years while at the same time Urban ADSL performance has increased markedly. Read more »

Kiwis enjoying more mobile action for less money

Press Release – Skinny Mobile

Prices have been dropping and on average mobile usage plans Kiwis are getting more data, text and minutes.* Read more »

So you think you own your electronic data, do you?

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

A consensus has emerged from the Courts of Appeal in New Zealand and the UK that digital data is not property for the purposes of the law. Read more »

Taxpayer cash to plug Chorus copper hole

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Chief Executive and Board of Chorus must be held accountable for striking a deal that uses taxpayer money intended to build a new fibre network to instead plug the companys revenue gaps, says Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran. Read more »

Language Line tops 50,000 calls

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Telephone interpreting service, Language Line, has helped a record number of people in New Zealand gain access to essential services in 2013/14, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

Chorus gets access to early Crown Fibre funding for a price

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, the telecommunications network operator tasked with building the bulk of the nation’s ultrafast broadband network, has cut a deal with Crown Fibre Holdings to bring forward funding of $178 million, though at a high interest … Read more »

Vodafone launches its Smart 4 power

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone has made 4G a reality for more Kiwis today, with the launch of its first own brand 4G-capable smartphone the Vodafone Smart 4 power for just $349. Read more »

Is government keeping up with the pace of technological chan

Press Release – Canterbury Software Cluster

Press release, Canterbury Software Inc, 16-Jul-14, Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury Software is hosting a special event for members and guests to hear the politicians ideas for the future of the technology sector. Read more »

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