Samsung Unveils First B2B Tablet at IFA 2014

Press Release – Samsung

Inspired by Professionals and Built for Business, Samsung Unveils First B2B Tablet at IFA 2014 Read more »

Ultra-Fast Broadband to be expanded to 80% of NZers

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Communications and Information Technology Spokeswoman Amy Adams today announced National will extend the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative from a target of 75 per cent of New Zealanders to 80 per cent of all New Zealanders. Read more »

Roam faster in more places – including the South Pacific

Press Release – Vodafone

Roam faster in more places including the South Pacific Vodafone is expanding its horizons so Kiwis can enjoy worry-free roaming in even more places. From 18 September Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Nauru will be included in Vodafones … Read more »

Chorus ‘Boost’ service likely to breach rules: regulator

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Telecommunications network operator Chorus’s proposed Boost variant service would likely breach the terms of its regulation, according to legal advice received by the Commerce Commission. Read more »

Kordia turns to a loss in 2014

Article – BusinessDesk

Kordia turns to a loss on difficult trading in Australia, end of NZ analogue revenue Read more »

Spark deregisters its stock in the US

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, previously known as Telecom Corp and once the largest company on the nation’s stock exchange before its network arm was split off into Chorus, is deregistering trading of its stock in the US. Read more »

Minister announces draft white space licencing rules

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced draft licencing rules for the use of television white space devices in New Zealand. Read more »

The killer blow to your desk phone

Press Release – Bridgepoint

The humble desk phone has clearly seen a serious drop in use over the last few years. But realistically can your smartphone ever be a full replacement? Read more »

Spark New Zealand selects OTT platform provider, Xstream

Press Release – Spark

Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom NZ), a New Zealand- wide communications and internet service provider, has selected Xstreams award winning professional video management platform, Xstream MediaMaker, for delivery of their new OTT video service, … Read more »

Australian Webpages download quicker in NZ

Press Release – TrueNet

TrueNet tests show that New Zealand’s investment in Fibre to the Node (FTTN) from 2007 to 2011 improved the performance of our telephone line broadband, which is now significantly better than comparable Australian networks. Read more »

Outsourcing out, Collaboration in

Press Release – India New Zealand Business Council

Kiwi companies have been called to scale-up in collaboration with the services of Indian ICT companies. That was the mantra that a visiting Indian delegation of IT companies from India shared with local businesses. Read more »

Spark customers offered special deal on Lightbox

Press Release – Spark

Spark home broadband customers who sign up to the new Internet TV service Lightbox will receive six months at half price1, Spark announced today. The offer is in addition to the 30 days free that all Lightbox customers are entitled to. Read more »

Spark Digital scoops Frost & Sullivan awards trifecta

Press Release – Spark Digital

Auckland, 28 August 2014 Spark Digital has scooped three awards at Frost & Sullivans inaugural New Zealand Excellence Awards. Read more »

More evidence GCSB sharing New Zealanders’ data

Press Release – Green Party

New evidence shows that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) is almost certainly sharing metadata with the US spy agency NSA, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Spark brings high speed mobile broadband to rural NZ

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announced today that it has begun its rollout of 4G services on the recently acquired 700MHz spectrum in the Waikato, enabling 12 sites with 4G in the region. Read more »

Commission seeks feedback on proposed changes

Press Release – Commerce Commission

As part of a review of how it monitors telecommunications markets, the Commerce Commission is currently seeking feedback on the information it proposes to collect and report on in relation to mobile telecommunications markets. Read more »

TeamTalk posts full-year loss on Farmside charge

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – TeamTalk, the listed telecommunications company, posted a full-year loss after writing down goodwill on its Farmside rural unit, a charge that required the cooperation of its lender to avoid a covenant breach. Read more »

Snakk Media lifts 1Q sales, mulls ASX listing

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Snakk Media, which matches advertisers with mobile users, said first quarter sales rose 67 percent and it continues to pursue an ASX listing. Read more »

RealMe wins international internet award

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne is delighted the digital identity service RealMe last night won an international internet award saying it shows how highly the government service is rated. Read more »

Silence your mother’s calls at your peril

Press Release – Mosh Social Media

Don’t ignore your mother. Particularly when your mother is Sharon Standifird. She’s no slouch on setting her mind to something having served in the Gulf War and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. That should have been a bit of a heads up to son Bradley who, … Read more »

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