Taxpayer cash to plug Chorus copper hole

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Chief Executive and Board of Chorus must be held accountable for striking a deal that uses taxpayer money intended to build a new fibre network to instead plug the companys revenue gaps, says Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran. Read more »

Language Line tops 50,000 calls

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Telephone interpreting service, Language Line, has helped a record number of people in New Zealand gain access to essential services in 2013/14, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

Chorus gets access to early Crown Fibre funding for a price

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, the telecommunications network operator tasked with building the bulk of the nation’s ultrafast broadband network, has cut a deal with Crown Fibre Holdings to bring forward funding of $178 million, though at a high interest … Read more »

Vodafone launches its Smart 4 power

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone has made 4G a reality for more Kiwis today, with the launch of its first own brand 4G-capable smartphone the Vodafone Smart 4 power for just $349. Read more »

Is government keeping up with the pace of technological chan

Press Release – Canterbury Software Cluster

Press release, Canterbury Software Inc, 16-Jul-14, Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury Software is hosting a special event for members and guests to hear the politicians ideas for the future of the technology sector. Read more »

Joyce performs U-turn in Labour’s garage

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Just four days after calling Labours ICT Garage Grants off the planet Steven Joyce has supported the policy and trumpeted funding for ICT entrepreneurs, Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says. Read more »

Launch plans for 4G mobile broadband over 700MHz

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

Telecom, soon to be Spark New Zealand, announced today it intends to launch new 4G services in late August that will extend and accelerate the rollout of high speed mobile broadband across New Zealand. Read more »

Vodafone NZ squeezes cheaper deal from Vocus

Article – BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) – Vodafone New Zealand, the country’s second-biggest internet service provider, has extended its international internet capacity supply contract with ASX-listed Vocus Communications for another two years at a cheaper rate. Read more »

Adams: Keynote address at NetHui

Speech – New Zealand Government

The theme of this conference, the next 25 years of the Internet, is certainly topical when you consider how essential the Internet has become to our economic and social lives in a very short time. Read more »

Youthline launches its new online space

Press Release – Youthline

Youth development organisation Youthline is broadening the way it interacts with young people on July 11 with the launch of its online community. The digital space is a completely redesigned website, with accessible, interactive information and … Read more »

NetHui shows the potential of the Internet for NZ businesses

Press Release – Innovation Partnership

Kiwi businesses could add $34 billion to the economy simply by making better use of the internet, according to research presented by the Innovation Partnership at NetHui today. Read more »

Regulator sets out early view on copper network pricing

Article – BusinessDesk

July 9 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on a new paper setting out its preliminary view on what model to use when setting the regulated price on Chorus’s copper line network. Read more »

Fantastic new goMoney features from ANZ

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Significant enhancements to ANZs goMoney mobile banking application make it even easier to use on iPads and Android tablets. Read more »

Commission consults on cost modelling UCLL and UBA services

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released a consultation paper seeking views on a number of decisions in relation to the cost models it will build to price the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service and the unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) service. Read more »

Good Technology – Industry’s First Mobile Workflow Builder

Press Release – Good Technology

Good Technology, the leader in secure mobility, today announced the industrys first and only Mobile Workflow Builder, allowing organisations of all sizes to easily and efficiently select mobile enterprise apps and combine them into powerful business … Read more »

Making mobile app privacy your competitive advantage

Press Release – Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner has released a new resource for businesses and app developers to help them understand their legal obligations under the Privacy Act when collecting personal information through mobile apps. Read more »

TCF delighted with approval of mobile recycling scheme

Press Release – TCF

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) is delighted Minister for the Environment Amy Adams has approved its industry mobile recycling programme as an accredited Product Stewardship Scheme. TCF outgoing Chief Executive David Stone says the scheme … Read more »

C’mon Kiwis – bring in your unwanted phones!

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone is encouraging Kiwis to gather their unwanted phones and bring them to a Vodafone store for recycling now the Government has given a green tick to the industrys mobile recycling scheme. Read more »

Telecom Makes Change to Email Service to Boost Security

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

From today, Telecom will be contacting a group of email customers who will be affected by a change to its Xtra email service taking place at the end of September this year. Read more »

Telecom Digital Ventures invests in App La Carte

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

NZ startup app services company to benefit from Telecom investment. App La Carte is a new and affordable way for companies and organisations to produce mobile apps to reach and engage with their customers. Read more »

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