Continued investment required to connect rural NZ

Press Release – TUANZ

TUANZ is calling on the telecommunications industry and government to continue to increase investment in rural connectivity. Read more »

Spark and Huawei switch on New Zealand’s fastest mobile site

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Spark and network partner Huawei have enabled the first 4.5G mobile site in New Zealand at Sparks Hereford Street exchange in Christchurch. Reaching 1.15Gbps (gigabits per second) in a speed test today, it is the fastest mobile data speed … Read more »

Smissions on telecommunications services sought

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission today released the preliminary findings of its five yearly review of whether to investigate deregulating selected services in Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 2001 (the Act). Read more »

Final call to merchants to upgrade terminals

Press Release – Paymark

As the end of April rapidly approaches, Paymark is reminding those few remaining retail merchants to upgrade those EFTPOS terminals still running Version 6.0 software, as it will cease to function fromApril 30. Read more »

Business leaders join international cyber security line-up

Press Release – New Zealand Government

More than 200 top business people will join Communications Minister Amy Adams for New Zealands first Cyber Security Summit in Auckland next Thursday (May 5). Read more »

Spark gives customers even more with cool new services

Press Release – Spark

Video: Sparks Jason Paris, Lightboxs Maria Mahoney and Spark customer, Mia Llewellyn speak about what todays news means for customers. Download the high-def video here . Read more »

NZ healthcare sector embraces mobile technology

Press Release – HHL Group

The healthcare sector is under constant pressure to cut costs and improve services at the point of delivery. Mobile technology is making this a reality and proving beneficial to healthcare professionals, who spend a lot of time out in the community. Read more »

Telephone operators targeted by scammers

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Government contact centre operators are on guard for overseas callers pestering them for information about staff. Read more »

On Demand on TV for all – FreeviewPlus now on Satellite

Press Release – FreeView

Enjoying On Demand on TV is about to become a whole lot simpler and easier for even more Kiwis up and down the country, as Freeview New Zealand rolls out FreeviewPlus on their satellite platform. Read more »

Connexis adds Telecommunications to industry coverage

Press Release – Connexis

20 April 2016: Connexis will now oversee standards and qualifications for the Telecommunications Industry after working in close partnership with The Skills Organisation to make this transition. Read more »

Green energy cell site gives mobile safety boost

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Caption: Kauaeranga Valley Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) cell site is powered by solar and wind energy. Read more »

First TaaS implementation in Christchurch CBD delivered

Press Release – Spark NZ

Statistics New Zealand and Spark have partnered to deliver one of the first Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS) government connectivity networks, helping a number of government agencies return to Christchurch CBD. Read more »

TGA cable landing works in Raglan now complete

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

A team of specialist submarine cable experts have successfully laid the first section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable in Raglan. Read more »

Snapshot of our internet usage – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Online privacy concerns and inequality in internet access are highlighted in the latest New Zealand data from the World Internet Project. Read more »

Fibre unbundling will unlock full potential of UFB network

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone welcomes confirmation that the promise to open fibre networks to increased competition will remain as a key feature of the New Zealand communications market in 2020. Read more »

More predictable regulation for NZ’s telecom backbone

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – The copper and fibre-optic networks used for New Zealand telecommunications services will move to a simpler, more predictable form of regulation, similar to that used for regulating the monopoly parts of the electricity system, … Read more »

Telco regulation announcements set a sensible direction

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ is pleased with the Government’s announcements this morning of the future direction of telecommunications regulation in New Zealand. In a critical and welcome decision, Minister Amy Adams has confirmed that Kiwi broadband users will be protected … Read more »

TUANZ cautiously welcomes communications regulation review

Press Release – TUANZ

TUANZ cautiously welcomes the Governments announcements today on some key decisions for the future of telecommunications regulation in New Zealand. Read more »

Telco Review sets new direction for regulating services

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced a series of high-level policy decisions on the future regulation of the telecommunications sector. Read more »

Organisations Are Shifting Their Cybersecurity Strategies

Press Release – Dimension Data

End users are now the most vulnerable point of entry into an organisation forcing them to shift away from fear-based to opportunity-based cybersecurity Read more »

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