UPDATE: NZ regulations need to be technology agnostic: Adams

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams wants to drag New Zealand’s regulatory framework away from being technology specific in a wide-ranging review of the digital sector and its growing entanglement with other … Read more »

CORRECT: Vodafone NZ posts $120.7M FY loss on Telstra costs

Article – BusinessDesk

CORRECT: Vodafone NZ posts $120.7 mln full-year loss on Telstra costs, weaker sales Read more »

Govt launches review of digital convergence regulation

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – The government has launched a review of its regulatory frameworks governing telecommunications and broadcasting as the two sectors become increasingly tangled, a phenomenon known as digital convergence. Read more »

TUANZ welcomes discussion papers around Convergence

Press Release – TUANZ

TUANZ (The Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand) today welcomed the Government’s release of two papers in relation to the increasing convergence within the communications sector. TUANZ has raised the issues around the rapidly developing … Read more »

Vodafone NZ posts $120.7 mln full-year loss

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Falling revenue and a final year of substantial costs for integrating with the Telstra Clear business saw Vodafones New Zealand unit turn in a loss for the year to March 31 of $120.7 million. Read more »

TeamTalk Result – Getting the ducks in a row

Press Release – Team Talk

Kiwi-owned & operated telco TeamTalk has reported a significant bottom-line profit turnaround in the past six months in its annual result released to the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) today. Read more »

TeamTalk annual earnings slump 53% in ‘tough year’

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – TeamTalk, the listed telecommunications company, reported a 53 percent drop in annual earnings as sales fell across its radio and broadband network operations, in what it said was a “tough year.” Read more »

Samsung and The Icehouse team up to launch Samsung Springboa

Press Release – The Icehouse

Samsung and The Icehouse team up to launch Samsung Springboard A competition for Kiwi tech companies to take a leap onto a global stage with mentoring opportunities and $30,000 prize money. AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Tuesday, 25th August At an event … Read more »

CallPlus $253 mln price tag largely goodwill

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed telecommunications firm M2 Group attributed just a fifth of the A$253 million it paid for local fixed line and broadband services provider CallPlus to identifiable net assets, with the bulk going towards goodwill. Read more »

Best Buy Award finds NZers prefer Toyota, Countdown, Spark

Press Release – Best Buy Awards

The first Best Buy Award research conducted in New Zealand shows that when it comes to the pricequality ratio, New Zealanders give the highest grades to companies and products such as Toyota, Countdown, Nestl, Spark and Colgate Read more »

Yoobee Partners With Huawei

Press Release – Huawei Technologies

NZ technology retailer Yoobee, in conjunction with 2degrees, has partnered with Huawei at the launch of the smartphone makers new flagship device the P8, offering customers a premium Android option in-store. Yoobee chief executive Daven Naidu said the companys … Read more »

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that … Read more »

Broadband Map helps Kiwis find best connectivity options

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams today launched a new online map that will allow New Zealanders to source the best broadband options available to them at their home or business. Read more »

Govt wants to limit UFB involvement, English says

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – The government doesn’t want to spend any more money or stay any longer in the build of New Zealand’s ultra-fast broadband network for fear it might “stuff it”, says Finance Minister Bill English. Read more »

Public Meetings: People’s Review of Intelligence Agencies

Press Release – NZ Council for Civil Liberties

The Intelligence Review is a review of New Zealand’s intelligence services being conducted by Michael Cullen (ex-politician) and Patsy Reddy (lawyer and board member). It is nothing but a rubberstamp for mass surveillance and the Five-Eyes. Read more »

Spark New Zealand partnering with Bluesky

Press Release – Spark

Spark New Zealand has welcomed new Mobile Network Virtual Operator (MVNO) Bluesky to New Zealand, and is proud to be providing the network and technology enabling the new company to deliver services to New Zealand. Read more »

Northpower has secured a Prime Ministerial Scholarship

Press Release – Northpower

Josie Boyd, Northpowers General Counsel, will be among 12 senior executives and business owners to attend one of the worlds most prestigious business schools after receiving a Prime Ministers Business Scholarship. Read more »

Vocus and Amcom – now together

Press Release – Vocus Communications

Vocus Communications has just completed its largest acquisition to date, with the $780million NZD purchase of amcom , a major provider of telco and IT services headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. Read more »

Spark launches Huawei P8 in-store and online today

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark announced today that the new Huawei P8 is now available in-store and online at www.spark.co.nz , and the first 1000 customers who sign up to a $59 Open Term plan with interest free repayments will get the phone for under $25 per month, an … Read more »

Language Line use continues to grow

Press Release – New Zealand Government

More than 1000 people a week are now using the telephone interpreter service Language Line, Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says. Over the last year, almost 56,500 phone calls were made to access Language Line, which allows non-English … Read more »

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