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 »

2degrees’ 4G network now reaches over half of NZs population

Press Release – 2degrees Mobile

2degrees has completed the second stage of its 4G network rollout, bringing 4G network coverage to almost 60% of the NZ population over the past year. Read more »

Forging a new Super mid-tier Smartphone segment

Press Release – Sony Mobile Communications

Auckland, 26th June 2015 Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) today announced the launch of the Xperia M4 Aqua – a smartphone bringing Sonys leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. Xperia … Read more »

Vital Cook Strait Cables must be protected

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today said that two recent prosecutions over fishing activities in the Cook Strait Cable Protection Zone (CPZ) reinforce the importance of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Cook Strait Cable. Read more »

Bell Labs and Technische Universität Dresden sign agreement

Press Release – Alcatel-Lucent

Bell Labs and Technische Universitt Dresden sign agreement to collaborate on advancing the development of 5G networks Read more »

Building or renovating? Wire your home for the future

Press Release – Blackfoot

The governments investment of millions of dollars into the Ultra-Fast Broadband network is a bellwether for the future: New Zealand is becoming a more connected nation which views broadband as a fundamental service alongside water, electricity … Read more »

Spark helping Whanganui customers stay connected

Press Release – Spark

Spark is offering free calls from its 26 payphones in Whanganui, and a range of other free services to help people suffering hardship after extensive flooding in the region and surrounding areas. Read more »

NZ ISPs to stop ‘global mode’ from September

Article – BusinessDesk

June 24 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand internet service providers offering their customers the ability to circumvent regional restrictions on content they can access over the web will stop offering those services from September in a deal cut with broadcasters … Read more »

Only three weeks to End-of-Support for Windows Server 2003

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

IT leaders are faced with the choice between managing challenging security and compliance risks, and modernising their operating system for todays mobile-first, cloud-first needs Read more »

Spark New Zealand leading the way on Carrier Ethernet

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark announces new Carrier Ethernet products alongside six Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certifications Read more »

Emergency app another step towards better public alerting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says the emergency response smartphone app announced today by Communications Minister Amy Adams could potentially save lives in many types of emergencies. Read more »

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