Number and diversity of cyber-attacks on the rise

Press Release – Grant Thornton

New figures from Grant Thornton reveal that extortion and blackmail are more common forms of cyber-attack on businesses than theft of data or intellectual property. This comes as the volume of attacks globally has risen sharply over the last 12 months. … Read more »

Orcon Consistent – Vodafone Congested?

Press Release – TrueNet

Orcon consistently tops the Fibre webpage download speeds in January from NZ, Australia and the USA. (We show only NZ in the attached image) Read more »

Investors wipe nearly $300M off Sky TV valuation

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Sky TV Network Television shares were hammered when trading opened on the New Zealand stock exchange this morning, with investors wiping $293 million off the value of the pay-TV provider after this morning’s rejection of its … Read more »

Statement from Chief Executive NZ on Sky Vodafone ruling

Press Release – Vocus Communications

This was the right call from the Commerce Commission, and we are very pleased with the ruling. Read more »

Sky Vodafone merger decision was a fight worth having

Press Release – 2degrees Mobile

Todays decision by the Commerce Commission to decline the proposed merger of Vodafone and Sky highlights the importance of protecting competition especially a three player mobile market. Read more »

Spark welcomes Court decision on Sky/Vodafone merger

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand (Spark) said today it welcomes a High Court decision to order a short-term stay in the event the New Zealand Commerce Commission (Commission) gives its clearance tomorrow morning to the proposed merger between Sky Network Television … Read more »

Judgment: Spark NZ v Commerce Commission

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

IN THE HIGH COURT OF NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND REGISTRY CIV-2017-404-230 [2017] NZHC 238 Read more »

Judge criticises mobile trader for targeting the vulnerable

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Mobile trader Bestdeals 4 You Limited (Bestdeals) has been fined $47,250 in the Auckland District Court for failing to disclose key consumer information about its credit contracts and layby sales agreements. Read more »

ZenPhone gets international customers call for free

Press Release – ZenPhone

If your business deals with international customers, they most likely connect with you through a direct international call, Skype or calling cards. Now these options are either costly or have the hassles of remembering the usernames/passwords and … Read more »

Chorus on drive to upgrade ADSL copper line customers

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus is boosting efforts to switch customers using ADSL copper-based broadband services to faster VDSL or fibre technology as it faces increasing competition to its telecommunications network. Read more »

Spark NZ Seeks Short-Term Pause

Press Release – Spark NZ

Pause would enable time for all parties to fairly consider their legal options before merger became a fait accompli Read more »

36 hours of scrutiny essential on Vodafone-Sky merger

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ has advised the High Court it supports telecommunications companies requests to delay the proposed merger between Vodafone New Zealand and Sky Network Television by 36 hours, in the event this merger is allowed to proceed by the Commerce … Read more »

Savvy advocate named NZ Communicator of the Year

Press Release – Joint Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE BlacklandPR and Massey University School of Communication 19 February 2017 Savvy advocate named NZ Communicator of the Year Former Police Association President and Labour Party election candidate Greg OConnor has been named winner of the … Read more »

Broadband bargain-hunting forces Spark to change tack

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders holding out for the cheapest broadband they can find is forcing Spark New Zealand to compete more aggressively on price. Read more »

Spark NZ H1 FY17 Results

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand Chairman Mark Verbiest said today the financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2016 demonstrate its been another six month period of dynamic change and ongoing progress. Read more »

Speech to Massey University and Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Speech – New Zealand Government

Today Im going to offer some views on the current state of the New Zealand economy and our infrastructure. Read more »

MTS takeover will harm middle class consumers & businesses

Press Release – OpenMedia

Merger will result in higher telecom costs in one of the few provinces with affordable rates, reinforcing calls to encourage competition by structurally separating the networks Read more »

Two million milestone for Prepay freebies

Press Release – Vodafone

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 15 February 2017 Two million milestone for Prepay freebies There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but more than 430,000 Kiwis proved free data and minutes is certainly appetising, thanks to Vodafones current Million … Read more »

UFB uptake up 13 per cent in the last quarter

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges says 31 per cent of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, up 13 per cent in the last three months. Read more »

Want to quit your job and travel the world?

Press Release – Glimp.co.nz

Are you telling Google I hate my job every day? Maybe there is a way out Take a cue from the two guys behind glimp. They are now doing what they love — building an awesome website and helping you save some cash. Read more »

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