Chorus hell-bent on contracting out jobs

Press Release – E tu Union

The announcement today that Downer will lose the fibre rollout contract in the lower North Island is bad news for workers and bad news for customers. Read more »

Spark secures wireless broadband sign-off in $9 million deal

Press Release – BusinessDesk

April 5 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, the telecommunications retailer, says it has now received all regulatory approvals for its planned purchase of a block of wireless spectrum for $9 million. Read more »

Huawei Launches the Mate 8 Smartphone in New Zealand

Press Release – Huawei Technologies

Huawei Launches the Mate 8 Smartphone in New Zealand Incredible performance meets class-leading battery life Read more »

Sonic Wells – forging links between Australia, Turkey, NZ

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Sonic Wells will connect New Zealand, Australia and Turkey through communal sound wells in Wellington, Sydney and anakkale , Gallipoli. Each of the three wells will transmit audio clear enough for people to be able to hold conversations from … Read more »

Better access to fast data services for Aria locals

Press Release – Spark NZ

Aria residents and visitors to the town within the Waikato region can now do more with their mobile devices after a recent investment by Spark into the Governments local Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) site to expand the coverage to the area. Read more »

Construction begins on Hawaiki trans-Pacific internet cable

Article – BusinessDesk

April 1 (BusinessDesk) – Construction has begun on a new trans-Pacific high-speed internet cable linking New Zealand to Australia and the United States. Read more »

Chorus to raise up to $400M in bond issue to repay bank debt

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus plans to raise as much as $400 million through a five-year bond issue to help repay $1.67 billion of bank debt, joining a growing number of companies refinancing through the listed debt market. Read more »

2degrees to offer iPhone SE in New Zealand on 31 March

Press Release – 2degrees Mobile

2degrees today announced it will offer iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, beginning on 31 March. Read more »

Spark cleared to buy Craig Wireless spectrum

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand has been given the all-clear to buy Craig Wireless’s unused radio spectrum, expanding the country’s biggest telecommunications company’s ability to provide wireless services. Read more »

Chorus sees free non-standard UFB installation staying

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Telecommunications network company Chorus says it’s confident households that are trickier to connect to ultra-fast broadband won’t have to pay extra for installation from next year. Read more »

New cell site will bring mobile coverage to Okiwi

Press Release – Vodafone

Okiwi residents are set to enjoy improved mobile coverage when a new Vodafone cell site goes live at the end of May. Read more »

The Trusts embarks on a digital transformation with Vodafone

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

The Trusts is embarking on a major digital transformation to boost efficiencies and allow even more cash to flow back into the West Auckland community. Read more »

Tūhoe Ahurei festival goes high-tech

Press Release – Vodafone

Tablets, smart phones and a fast mobile network are making the Thoe Ahurei festival, the longest running Iwi cultural festival in New Zealand, a high-tech affair this Easter. Read more »

Skinny comes out tops in customer satisfaction and value

Press Release – Skinny Mobile

Skinny Mobile wins Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Award and Consumer NZ Peoples Choice Award 2016 Read more »

USD $70 million submarine cable project underway in Raglan

Press Release – Vodafone

A team of specialist submarine cable experts will arrive in Raglan this month to lay the first section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable. Read more »

Chorus to cover brokerage for small shareholder exit

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus will cover brokerage fees for small shareholders wanting to sell their parcels in a scheme that could whittle down the regulated telecommunications network operator’s register by a sixth. Read more »

LG and Apple mobile phones win Consumer NZ award

Press Release – Consumer

Apple and LG are winners of the 2016 Consumer NZ Top Brand awards for mobile phones. Read more »

Endace Spins off from Emulex in Management-led Buyout

Press Release – Endace

Announces new network recorder with unprecedented storage capacity to address burgeoning demand for effective data breach analysis Read more »

Tauranga fully-fibred and rearing to go

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tauranga is the fifteenth urban area where the rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) is finished, announced Communications Minister Amy Adams today. At the end of January, almost a quarter of the 54,600 homes and businesses in Tauranga which could … Read more »

Careers New Zealand selects Vodafone for partnership

Press Release – Vodafone

Careers New Zealand will be relieved of managing a complex and diverse ICT infrastructure as part of its technology transformation with Vodafone. Read more »

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