Chorus, Spark won’t appeal final pricing for copper network

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Telecommunications network operator Chorus and retailer Spark New Zealand will not lodge appeals against the Commerce Commission’s final decision on pricing for access to the ageing copper network, which is progressively … Read more »

Compass Communications to buy Ultracom’s UFB business

Press Release – Compass

New Zealand owned and operated Compass Communications Limited has reached a conditional offer to acquire the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) business of Ultracom, which provides telecommunications services to customers in the Northland region, using the Northpower … Read more »

NZ Partner Smartpresence Wins Excellence in Industry Award

Press Release – Polycom

NEW ZEALAND January 20, 2016: Polycom, Inc . (Nasdaq: PLCM), has announced the winners of its 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards at TEAM Polycom 2016 , the companys annual partner conference which was held in Nashville, Tennessee. During a special … Read more »

Polycom Introduces New Collaboration Infrastructure Software

Press Release – Polycom

Polycom RealPresence Clariti TM simplified per-user pricing models lower the entry point and enable mass deployment of video collaboration across businesses of all sizes Read more »

Vodafone in $200 mln ‘office of the future’ Auckland deal

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Vodafone New Zealand is to bring its 1,800 Auckland staff under one roof as part of a $200 million dollar property deal on the city’s North Shore. Read more »

Skinny Set to Shake Up Broadband Market

Press Release – Skinny Mobile

AUCKLAND NZ – Skinny Mobile has announced a game-changing extension of its business today with the launch of Skinny Broadband, which will offer New Zealands best broadband price for a 60GB plan. Read more »

MEA Mobile wants to spread success of photo print app to Aus

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 8 (BusinessDesk) – MEA Mobile expects to sell its photo-printing app in Australia this year after following up a successful launch in the US and Germany with a deal in its home market of New Zealand, offering the service through Warehouse Stationery. Read more »

VMob migrating to NZX main board after share price rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 8 (BusinessDesk) – VMob, the mobile advertising firm, is migrating to the main board of the NZX after its stock gained enough to lift its market capitalisation over the required $40 million mark. Read more »

UPDATE: Intagr8 had ‘unsustainable business model’

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Intagr8 Ltd, which was placed in liquidation this month after failing to pay creditors, ran an “unsustainable business model” with upfront sales revenue too meager to cover the cost of inducements for new customers … Read more »

Intagr8 had ‘unsustainable business model’, liquidator says

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Intagr8 Ltd, which was placed in liquidation this month after failing to pay creditors, ran an “unsustainable business model” with upfront sales revenue too meager to cover the cost of inducements for new customers … Read more »

Vodafone delivers on commitment to rural New Zealand

Press Release – Vodafone

More Kiwis in rural New Zealand have access to better broadband and mobile coverage after another big year of network investment by Vodafone. Read more »

Vodafone NZ cuts off reseller Intagr8

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Vodafone New Zealand, the country’s biggest mobile phone operator, has cut off commercial telecommunications reseller Intagr8 after protracted payment negotiations fell over. Read more »

Reaction to Spark price rises

Press Release – InternetNZ

“Today’s announcement of higher broadband prices by Spark is the all-too predictable effect of the Commerce Commission’s Christmas price hike for wholesale copper broadband,” says Jordan Carter, InternetNZ Chief Executive. Read more »

Spark NZ raises prices, blames Chorus ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand is to increase the price of its broadband and landline plans from the beginning of February following the Commerce Commission’s decision to allow Chorus to raise the cost of access to its copper wire network. Read more »

Spark increases prices to reflect higher Chorus charges

Press Release – Spark

Spark said today it will raise prices for some of its broadband and landline plans from 1 February 2016. Read more »

Chorus credit rating on notice for upgrade on copper pricing

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus’s credit profile will get a closer look by global ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service with a view to raising it after the market deemed it a winner from the Commerce Commission’s final decision setting the network … Read more »

Chorus must invest copper windfall in the future of network

Press Release – E Tu

The announcement of a higher copper price for Chorus is no victory for consumers or workers who will be feeling the pinch this Christmas. Read more »

Regulator transforms Chorus from utility to rollercoaster

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, split off from Telecom in 2012 as a low-risk, low-return network company, has instead been one of the most volatile stocks on the NZX, thanks to a prolonged and shambolic regulatory process on what it can charge customers to … Read more »

Spark continues focus on customer service improvements

Press Release – Spark NZ

All of the 100 new customer service agents Spark committed to employing back in September are now trained and answering phones in its contact centres, and the company is looking for a further 40 new agents to work in its Christchurch-based call centre. This brings … Read more »

Rural Kiwis Paying Price for Chorus Decision

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rural Kiwis will get hit hardest by the Commerce Commissions decision allowing Chorus to charge its regulated copper line customers almost $8 a month more than New Zealand retail broadband providers, says New Zealand First. Its disgraceful … Read more »

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