Spark Home, Mobile and Business announces new GM Marketing

Press Release – Spark

Spark Home, Mobile and Business announced today it has appointed Clive Ormerod as its new General Manager Marketing. Read more »

Mobile Embrace launches mobile-first

Press Release – the Ideas Suite

Mobile Embraces 4th Screen Advertising , New Zealands leading, integrated mobile advertising sales agency, is today announcing the launch of its latest mobile marketing innovation and cutting-edge audience targeting capability, PAT ( Premium … Read more »

Adams: Keynote address to NetHui 2015

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning, kia ora koutou. Thank you very much for having me back at NetHui. I was doing a count up this morning and I think this is probably my fifth NetHui event between NetHui and NetHui South. Read more »

Hawaiki Cable secures equity partner

Press Release – Talkies PR

Auckland, 9 July, 2015 — Hawaiki Cable and SIL Long Term Holdings Limited (SIL) the family investment vehicle of Sir Eion Edgar have signed an equity partnership agreement to build the Hawaiki submarine cable system. Read more »

Intelligence and security reviewers seek public’s views

Press Release – Hon Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy

The independent reviewers examining New Zealands intelligence and security legislation are calling for public submissions. Read more »

Vodafone launches new family services to help parents

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone launches new family services to help parents navigate digital age Vodafone has today announced a suite of services to help Kiwi families navigate the rapidly changing, digital world. The four services – demonstrating Vodafones commitment … Read more »

UPDATE: Chorus falls after regulator ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus shares fell after the Commerce Commission’s latest ruling on wholesale telecommunications prices were largely unchanged, though the regulator changed tack on whether any update will be backdated. Read more »

Commerce Commission Draft Decision Dissapointing

Press Release – TUANZ

The Commerce Commission latest draft decision on wholesale copper charges this morning has provided a mixed bag of results for users today. Users will see no benefit in their monthly bills from telecommunications service providers given that the price … Read more »

Spark affirms earnings guidance after regulator ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, the country’s biggest telecommunications provider, has affirmed annual guidance after the Commerce Commission today said regulated pricing on Chorus’s copper line network would largely be unchanged. Read more »

Mixed news for consumers in Commerce Commission decision

Press Release – Spark

Mixed news for consumers in Commerce Commission decision on broadband line charges says Spark New Zealand Spark New Zealand said today it was encouraged the Commerce Commission has taken on board consumer feedback, but disappointed the Commission … Read more »

Further draft decisions on prices of copper lines

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Commission releases further draft decisions on prices of copper lines and broadband service for consultation Read more »

Regulator set to keep Chorus pricing largely unchanged

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission looks likely to settle on a price close to its original decision on what telecommunications network operator Chorus can charge its customers, though it probably won’t backdate any update. Read more »

Jason Paris CEO of Spark Home, Mobile & Business from today

Press Release – Spark

Jason Paris steps into the role of CEO Spark Home, Mobile and Business (HMB) today, with the departure of former CEO Chris Quin at the end of June. Read more »

Focus must be on education now HDC legislation in place

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better. Read more »

Call on Commerce Commission to reduce internet charges

Press Release – Spark

52,000+ call on Commerce Commission to reduce internet charges Updated decision on wholesale broadband and landline charges due out tomorrow Read more »

TeamTalk shares slide 6.3% on profit warning, debt extension

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – TeamTalk shares dropped 6.3 percent after the telecommunications company warned net profit will be hit by a revaluation of interest rate swaps and said it had reduced the size of its debt facility after extending the credit line … Read more »

Better protections for victims of cyberbullying

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims passed its third and final reading in Parliament today with overwhelming cross-party support. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill introduces a range of measures to address damaging electronic … Read more »

TeamTalk completes refinancing and updates market

Press Release – TeamTalk

NZX-listed telco TeamTalk Limited is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its bank refinancing with Westpac. Read more »

Huawei Releases 2nd Generation TalkBand B2 in New Zealand

Press Release – Huawei Technologies

Huawei New Zealand has launched the 2nd generation of its revolutionary TalkBand series the B2, showcasing the companys minimalist design aesthetic and smart functionality. The TalkBand B2 was created at Huaweis Paris design centre and echoes the professional … Read more »

Congestion Issues Resolved

Press Release – TrueNet

May 2015 Urban/Rural Broadband Report New Zealand data use soared immediately Netflix launched in mid March 2015, according to Spark, and over the next two months there was not enough capacity for supply to meet demand on some ISPs connections we monitor. … Read more »

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