Slow, sluggish, not sweet at all

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Rural communities, frustrated by slow and unstable broadband, have been delivered a two fingered salute by Steven Everythings Sweet Joyce, Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says. Read more »

UBS rates Chorus a ‘buy’, Telecom cut to a ‘sell’

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, whose shares have halved in value from their 2012 peak, offers long-term value given the prospects for ultra-fast broadband, while Telecom faces a challenge rebranding in a competitive services market, UBS analysts … Read more »

Judges probe as Chorus appeals Comcom pricing

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Telecommunications infrastructure operator Chorus has opened its case in the Court of Appeal, challenging a High Court decision in April upholding the Commerce Commission’s lower-than-expected regulated prices for broadband internet … Read more »

MOBIT Reveals Application and Marketing Intelligence for SMS

Press Release – MOBIT Technologies Ltd

At the Infusionsoft annual user conference of 3500 worldwide users (#ICON14), MOBIT unveiled its cutting-edge mobile marketing subscription service which is now available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. As a world first hybrid technology, … Read more »

Review of Radiocommunications Act 1989

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published a discussion document reviewing New Zealands Radiocommunications Act 1989. The discussion document looks at issues including competition regulation, technical parameters on … Read more »

Cost of Insured Damage From June Storm $30 Million

Press Release – Insurance Council of New Zealand

The cost of insured damage from the June 2014 storm that brought down trees and power lines cutting power to over 80,000 residents was $30 million, taking the tally for the year to $107 million. Read more »

Vodafone gives $100,000 for new Wellington Free Ambulance

Press Release – Vodafone

Wellingtonians will have another new ambulance on the road with the launch of a new free ambulance enabled by corporate donations including $100,000 from Vodafone. Read more »

HTC Announces the New Zealand Launch of the HTC Desire 310

Press Release – HTC

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has unveiled the new HTC Desire 310, bringing seamless multi-tasking, smooth browsing and effortless video creation to the entry-level market. Fusing a sophisticated Artic White design with a powerful … Read more »

Election ’14 and the Internet: paper released

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ has today released to the public a paper setting out seven important issues facing the Internet, to help public discussion of Internet issues as the 2014 General Election approaches. Read more »

How to make teleworking work

Press Release – AUT University

AUT Universitys New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released the Telework Briefing , a collection of key findings on managing telework. The briefing is aimed at helping managers implement or review teleworking within organisations. Read more »

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 »

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