Rakon Confirms Founder Robinson Won’t Seek Board Re-Election

Press Release – BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) – Rakon has confirmed that founder Warren Robinson is retiring from the office of director by rotation and has chosen not to offer himself for re-election at the upcoming annual meeting. Read more »

Telcos face competition for failure to innovate

Article – BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) – Telecommunications companies such as Chorus risk being left out of innovation led by the likes of Facebook and Google because the internet companies are creating new services without having to work with network owners, a telecoms … Read more »

Ultrafast Fibre Reaches 80,000 Connections

Press Release – Ultrafast Fibre Ltd

21 July 2017 – Hamilton based Ultrafast Fibre has reached a major milestone having recently completed 80,000 customer connections. Read more »

McKay Selected by Hawaiki Cable for Mangawhai Heads Station

Press Release – Hawaiki Cable


Spark network upgrade increases resiliency

Press Release – Spark

Spark has recently put the finishing touches on an upgrade of its core Optical Transport Network (OTN) in the South Island with the completion of the lower South Island loop from Invercargill, via Queenstown to Christchurch. This upgrade provides an additional … Read more »

Vodafone launches 2017 range of 4G smartphones

Press Release – Vodafone

Hot value, cool price: Vodafone launches 2017 range of 4G smartphones More Kiwis will be able to talk, text and surf up a storm with the launch of Vodafones 2017 range of high spec, affordable smart phones. Featuring the latest Android Nougat … Read more »

Rugby fans chomp through data during Lions Series

Press Release – Vodafone

Rugby fans chomp through data during Lions Series Vodafone saw a remarkable increase in data traffic during the DHL New Zealand Lions Series, reaching its highest peak during kick off of the final Test between the British & Irish Lions and the All … Read more »

Vodafone Announces Huge Expansion of $5 Daily Roaming

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone has announced a huge expansion of its worry-free Daily Roaming destinations to reflect new trends in the way Kiwis travel overseas. Read more »

NZ again ‘a standout nation’ in digital evolution rankings

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Today The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston released their latest Digital Evolution Index which, again, puts New Zealand as a standout nation. The report identifies New Zealand as among the digital elites characterised by high levels of digital development … Read more »

New Zealand’s Digital Economy among the World’s Best

Press Release – Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand 12 July New Zealand has been announced as one of the top digital economies in the world in the 2017 Digital Evolution Index by the Fletcher School at Tufts University in partnership with Mastercard. Read more »

Call for Entries: The Broadband Compare Awards 2017

Press Release – Broadband Compare

The Broadband Compare Awards 2017 are now open for entry. In their inaugural year, the Broadband Compare Awards will cover every aspect of the New Zealand broadband market and will culminate in a gala awards night and presentation at the Sapphire … Read more »

Broadband builds underway in more towns

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Picton, Horotiu, Thames, Dargaville and One Tree Point, as the extension to the Governments UFB programme gathers pace. Read more »

UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Levin is now complete, providing an additional 8,507 households and businesses in the Manawatu-Whanganui region with access to fibre. Read more »

Ten top Kiwi innovators launch smart tech with Vodafone xone

Press Release – Vodafone

Ten top Kiwi innovators launch smart technology with Vodafone xone Vodafone has awarded ten top Kiwi innovators entry to start-up accelerator and innovation lab, Vodafone xone, to power their clever inventions to the next level. The successful … Read more »

Spark’s wireless broadband key to fatter margins

Article – BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand’s plans to fatten earnings margins will largely rely on its ability to switch broadband customers to its fixed wireless network, although the next iteration of mobile technology makes the future murkier for the … Read more »

Spark New Zealand to commence nationwide Internet of Things

Press Release – Spark

Rollout of LoRa network will deliver coverage to high priority areas and unlock IoT potential for wide range of uses Read more »

Vodafone readies mobile network for ‘Internet of Things’

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone will deploy Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) in early 2018 to prepare for an expected surge in IoT applications over the coming years. NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network (LPWAN) that uses dedicated bandwidth and licenced spectrum to deliver secure … Read more »

NZ Fire Service becomes 100th Spark Service customer

Press Release – Spark

Spark has announced today that New Zealand Fire Service has become the 100th Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) customer. Read more »

New ransomware campaign known as Petya

Press Release – CERT NZ

A new ransomware campaign known as Petya is affecting computer networks using Microsoft Windows. It was first seen affecting systems in the Ukraine, but is quickly spreading across other computer networks in Europe. Read more »

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable

Press Release – Greenpeace

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable in new Greenpeace assessment of tech brands San Francisco, 27 June 2017 – Fairphone, Dell and HP are the only companies that make spare parts and repair manuals available to the public, while products … Read more »

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