Spark and Skinny to launch ‘Freedom’ mobile plans

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark and Skinny are launching mobile plans that allow customers to use their mobiles without restriction by providing data without a cap, unlimited voice calling and unlimited texting. From today, Spark and Skinny Direct customers can register for … Read more »

Digital service collaboration brilliant for rural NZ

Press Release – Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

A rural health leader says shes absolutely thrilled digital service providers and rivals Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees are joining forces to help with rural broadband. Read more »

Innovative approach to the RBI 2 proposal

Press Release – Aird Towers Pty Ltd

Tower leasing company takes an innovative approach to the RBI 2 proposal by providing a level playing field for small regional WISPs. Read more »

Dunedin’s Broadband Speeds 3X Faster than Rest of Country

Press Release – Chorus

New Zealands first Gig City Dunedin is well ahead of the rest of the country in broadband speeds with an average connection speed more than three times faster than the next fastest centre. Read more »

P10 Series: First smartphone with Te Reo Operating System

Press Release – Huawei

HUAWEI debuts the HUAWEI P10 Series: Worlds first smartphone with Te Reo Mori language Operating System Read more »

Spark says 80c/share is final offer for TeamTalk

Article – BusinessDesk

Spark says 80c/share is final offer for TeamTalk, won’t waive conditions if Farmside deal proceeds Read more »

Joint proposal to enhance services for rural communities

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees today announced a joint proposal to improve rural broadband and mobile infrastructure. The three telecommunications providers have made a submission to the Government for the delivery of high speed broadband and mobile infrastructure … Read more »

Introducing NZ’s first unlimited* mobile data plan…

Press Release – 2degrees Mobile

In a move that will test the waters of the current market, 2degrees is offering customers unlimited* mobile data, calling and text for $129 per month. Read more »

Regulator eyes competition issues in Spark’s TeamTalk bid

Article – BusinessDesk

April 3 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has outlined where it’s looking for any competition issues in Spark New Zealand’s hostile bid for telecommunications firm TeamTalk. Read more »

Preliminary Issues released for Spark / TeamTalk

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Spark / TeamTalk merger The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Spark New Zealand Trading Limiteds proposed acquisition of TeamTalk Limited. Read more »

Trans-Tasman telco cable completed

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – A new $100 million trans-Tasman underwater cable has been completed, the latest in a drive to boost New Zealand’s connectivity with the rest of the world. Read more »

Trans-Tasman cable improves connectivity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed todays announcement that the Tasman Global Access cable is up and running, enhancing New Zealands telecommunications resilience and global connectivity. Read more »

Chorus penny-pinching costs jobs at Broadspectrum

Press Release – E tu

Infrastructure workers carrying out the fibre roll-out have been massively let down by Chorus, as their employer Broadspectrum proposes redundancies as promised work has failed to materialise. Read more »

Rural Broadband Catches Urban

Press Release – TrueNet

Rural suppliers have improved Time of Day performance considerably over the last 12 months to now match ADSL and VDSL in Urban areas. Read more »

Policymakers need to start planning for 5G infrastructure

Article – BusinessDesk

March 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand policymakers in the process of making it easier for fibre firms to access certain properties in the roll-out of the ultrafast broadband network need to start thinking about how to remove roadblocks from the looming build … Read more »

Ōtira Village gets much needed coverage

Press Release – Spark NZ

tira Village gets much needed coverage Spark has switched on a metro cell site at tira Village, bringing much needed mobile coverage to the West Coast side of State Highway 73. Read more »

TeamTalk to sell controlling stake in Farmside to Vodafone

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – Unprofitable telecommunications minnow TeamTalk plans to sell a 70 percent stake in its problematic Farmside rural internet services provider to Vodafone New Zealand for $10 million, almost half what Spark New Zealand is willing … Read more »

Vodafone NZ to acquire 70% stake in TeamTalk’s Farmside

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone New Zealand Limited ( Vodafone NZ ) and TeamTalk Limited ( TeamTalk ) (NZX: TTK) have reached an agreement that would see Vodafone NZ acquire 70 per cent of the shares in BayCity Communications Limited for $10 million in cash. Read more »

Vodafone selected for GCSB’s Cortex malware disruption pilot

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Vodafone New Zealand, the country’s second largest internet service provider, is trialling a pilot programme for the Government Communications Security Bureau, using top-of-the-line technology to mitigate an increasing number … Read more »

Show your support for mobile blackspot funding

Press Release – Chris Bishop

National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop MP today launched a campaign to get mobile coverage in the Catchpool and Orongorongo valleys in Rimutaka Forest Park. (see https://issues.national.org.nz/support-mobile-coverage/ ) Read more »

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