NZ R&E network REANNZ celebrates 10 years of innovation

Press Release – REANNZ

Crown-owned company, REANNZ, provider of the high-performance telecommunications network that serves New Zealands research, innovation and education communities, celebrated its 10th Anniversary at an industry function at Victoria University of … Read more »

Hosking Not Worrying About Ordinary Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Broadcaster Mike Hosking wants the public to keep paying to watch our Olympians live but how many would pay to watch him on television, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Datacom revenue tops $1bln as IT goes through “hyper-change”

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Australasian IT services provider Datacom Group has boosted 2016 full-year revenue over the $1 billion mark, in a sector experiencing what chief executive Jonathan Ladd dubbed a phase of hyper-change. Read more »

TeamTalk hires Cameron Partners for strategic review

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – TeamTalk has hired investment bank Cameron Partners for a strategic review of the telecommunications company just three weeks after appointing a new chief executive. Read more »

Pyrios launches cloud contact centre service

Press Release – Pyrios

Auckland, 4 August 2016 Trans-Tasman communications technology specialist Pyrios (formerly known as Agile) has inked a deal with Interactive Intelligence to bring cloud contact centre services to the New Zealand and Australian markets. Read more »

2degrees switches on 4G in Taupo, Ohakune, Taranaki & More

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees continues to rollout its 4G network having most recently gone live in Taupo, Ohakune, Taranaki, Picton and Timaru. Read more »

Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy Note7

Press Release – Samsung

The Galaxy Note7 combines advanced S Pen capabilities with a new iris scanning feature to help Kiwis accomplish and do more, securely Read more »

Walking the walk: Participation

Press Release – Open Source Open Society

The internet is rewiring the world so everyone can be an active participant. This step change in thinking where everyone, by default, can participate, with ideas in their heads that they can and should share, is changing everything from … Read more »

MediaWorks appoints oOh! Media’s Anderson as CEO

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Aug. 2 (BusinessDesk) – MediaWorks Investments has hired oOh! Media chairman Michael Anderson to lead the free-to-air broadcaster, replacing Mark Weldon who left the company in May citing the “personal cost” of the role being “too high”. Read more »

Spark New Zealand appoints David Chalmers as CFO

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announce today the appointment of David Chalmers as its new Chief Financial Officer. He will be a member of the Spark Leadership Team, reporting to Managing Director Simon Moutter. Read more »

Queenstown UFB rollout now complete

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Queenstowns Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build is complete, and over 7000 households and businesses are now able to connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. Read more »

2degrees first with 100GbE Trans-Tasman Interconnect

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees today announced the successful activation of its 100GbE interconnect to the Southern Cross Cable Network, driven by the massive growth of content providers such as Netflix fuelling New Zealanders demand for data. Read more »

Vodafone’s new high-tech workplace of the future

Press Release – Vodafone

At the official opening event of Vodafones new Christchurch-based South Island headquarters, InnoV8, Chief Executive Officer Russell Stanners heralded InnoV8 as the most technologically advanced office workplace in New Zealand. Read more »

Serko CFO Tim Bluett resigns

Article – BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – Serko chief financial officer Tim Bluett has resigned and will leave the online travel booking company in October. Read more »

Patients benefit from ambulance officer electronic reporting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new electronic Patient Report Form (ePRF) used by ambulance officers has been successfully rolled out around most of the country. The new technology, which is part of a joint initiative between St John, the Ministry of Health and ACC, gives ambulance officers … Read more »

D-Link Connects Emirates Team NZ in Americas Cup

Press Release – D-Link

Americas Cup hopeful Emirates Team NZ has partnered with D-Link for all of its networking, wireless and connectivity equipment requirements in its push to win the 35th Louis Vuitton Americas Cup in 2017. Read more »

Lawyers’ reluctance to go digital inspires cloud-based firm

Press Release – Online Lawyers NZ

New Zealands first web-based law firm is challenging the way lawyers have traditionally worked, according to founder John Shingleton. After 20 years of commercial law, Christchurch-based lawyer John sensed that the market wanted lawyers to fully embrace digital technology … Read more »

Telco law review favours consumers over investors

Article – BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s plans to rewrite legislation governing telecommunications will tilt the regulatory approach of the sector in favour of end-consumers over investors in fibre and copper networks, says broking house First NZ Capital. Read more »

2degrees extends 4G coverage in Auckland and Wellington

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees has extended its 4G coverage in West and South Auckland even further to include Green Bay, Titirangi, Glen Eden, Highland Park, Howick, Meadowlands, Farm Cove and Weymouth as well as the Wellington areas of Trentham, Papakowhai and Upper … Read more »

TUANZ welcome Telecommunications review options paper

Press Release – TUANZ

The telecommunications review options paper released today by Communications Minister Amy Adams provided some welcome detail, but failed to address a number of issues important to end users, says TUANZ CEO Craig You Read more »

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