NZ govt to look at monopoly power rules next month

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ govt to look at monopoly power rules next month; cartel criminalisation still on the agenda Read more »

US-based D&S Communications buys assets of failed Mako

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) – US telecommunications company D&S Communications has paid $3 million for the assets of Mako Networks from the failed network security companys receivers. Read more »

NZ govt lifts target speeds for rural broadband to boost ICT

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) – The government has lifted its expectations on faster broadband speeds for rural New Zealand as it targets increased spending on research and development in the country’s information and communications technology sector, which it sees … Read more »

Snakk Media to raise up to $2.3M selling shares at discount

Article – BusinessDesk

Snakk Media to raise up to $2.3M selling shares at discount to fund growth Read more »

Patrick Gower interviews GCSB acting director Una Jagose

Press Release – The Nation

Jagose says GCSB doesnt focus on who is responsible for cyber attacks on NZ companies & government departments but on protecting networks and systems instead. Read more »

Kiwis in the dark over phone and internet bundles

Press Release – Canstar Blue

The majority of New Zealanders are in the dark over their home communication plans and it could be costing them. Read more »

Refreshed TUANZ board sets out on a new direction

Press Release – TUANZ

TUANZ Chair Pat OConnell has welcomed six new members to the TUANZ board, saying that their election will bring energy and ambition to the help execute the organisations new strategic direction. Read more »

Jagose: Speech to the Technology and Privacy Forum

Speech – Government Communications Security Bureau

I am Una Jagose, the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau. I started in late February this year, coming from my role as Deputy Solicitor-General, Crown Legal Risk at the Crown Law Office. The acting role was extended and Ill … Read more »

Kiwi firm MyWave attracts Deutsche Bank global heavyweight

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 1 (BusinessDesk) – MyWave Holdings, the New Zealand company whose software attempts to personalise the relationship between consumers and businesses, has attracted Deutsche Bank’s departing global head of equities trading Andre Crawford-Brunt to its second … Read more »

Rise in TDR cases reflect telecommunications’ greater role

Press Release – NZ Telecommunications Forum – TCF

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) welcomes the Telecommunication Dispute Resolution (TDR) scheme Annual Report, despite it indicating an increase in complaints received by the scheme during the past year. Read more »

Spark partners with New Zealand start-up Mish Guru

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark announced today that it is working with New Zealand digital start-up Mish Guru to manage its burgeoning Snapchat community. The partnership will mean Spark the largest corporate user of Snapchat – will give rapid feedback to help develop … Read more »

SLI Systems expects new San Jose-based CEO to lift revenue

Article – BusinessDesk

SLI Systems expects new San Jose-based CEO to lift revenue growth in largest market Read more »

Pushpay secures $18.7mn in private placement

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payments app developer, has raised $18.7 million in a private placement of new shares at $4.88 apiece. Read more »

GCSB willing to extend cyber-attack programme to local ISPs

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet … Read more »

VOCUS and M2 to Merge

Press Release – ASX

Vocus Communications Ltd (Vocus, ASX:VOC) and M2 Group Ltd (M2, ASX:MTU) have entered into a Merger Implementation Agreement (MIA), under which the two companies will merge, by way of an M2 scheme of arrangement (Scheme). Read more »

NZ specialists join forces to help SMEs achieve more

Press Release – Vadacom

The big telcos are failing to help NZ SMEs move fast enough to smarter, cloud-based phone systems despite the significant commercial benefits such systems bring medium and small businesses productivity, mobility, radically reduced cost, improved … Read more »

Make your friends jealous with new UK Roaming Value Pack

Press Release – Spark

Spark announced today that New Zealanders travelling to the United Kingdom to follow the rugby will be able to save money with a new Roaming Value Pack, offering more minutes, texts, and data than ever before. Read more »

Spark beefs up funding with new $100 mln banking facility

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, the country’s biggest telecommunications provider, has beefed up its funding lines with a new $100 million facility with Westpac New Zealand, which it will use for general business. Read more »

The World’s Smallest Queue For The Year’s Biggest Phone Launch

Press Release – Spark NZ

Scoop Editor & Publisher Alastair Thompson’s mini-me has joinedthe world’s smallest queue for this year’s biggest phone launch #WorldsSmallestQueue Read more »

Lionbridge verifies Flintfox claims of super-fast speeds

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Flintfox International has gained credibility for claims of super-fast speeds for its nPrice pricing engine after the software was verified by a testing firm used in the Microsoft Partner programme. Read more »

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