Chorus full-year profit drops 14% as sales, connections slip

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, the telecommunications network operator facing regulated price cuts in December, posted a 14 percent drop in full-year profit that met market expectations on static sales and a marginal decline in fixed-line connections. Read more »

Broadband customers reap benefits ahead of price cut: Spark

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand broadband users are already reaping the benefits of cheaper internet access with retail service providers slashing prices in preparation for cheaper regulated prices over the copper network, Spark New Zealand says. Read more »

Spark annual profit almost doubles on AAPT sale

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, the rebranded Telecom Corp, almost doubled annual profit on the sale of its Australian AAPT unit, and grew mobile revenue as it repositions itself away from relying on dwindling landline use. Read more »

CallPlus appoints new heads of Orcon and Flip

Press Release – CallPlus

CallPlus Group has appointed two new leaders to head up its Orcon and Flip brands. Read more »

Continued access to technology helps grow smart communities

Press Release – Wanganui District Council

The governments commitment to the national Computers in Homes digital literacy programme is continuing. Read more »

Lumia 530: NZ’s new benchmark in affordable smartphones

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

Lumia 530: New Zealands new benchmark in affordable smartphones A powerful entry to Windows Phone 8.1 takes the affordable segment to a new level offering an uncompromised smartphone experience with leading Microsoft and Lumia innovations Read more »

On air proposal makes for fantastic Friday in Christchurch

Press Release – Vodafone

15 August 2014 Someones Friday just became the most fantastic ever Raymond Schmidt of Christchurch made a very surprised Dallas pretty happy this morning as he proposed to her after 12 years together, on nationwide TV – thanks to winning $10,000 from … Read more »

iProspect wins Bigpipe in New Zealand

Press Release – iProspect

iProspect, the global leader in digital performance marketing, has won the digital media account for Bigpipe, part of Spark Ventures, in a competitive pitch. Read more »

Ngā Pū Waea Buoyed by Māori ICT Fund Announcement

Press Release – Nga Pu Waea

Ng P Waea, the National Mori Broadband Working Group today hailed the Governments announcement of a $30m Mori ICT Fund as an exciting step towards enabling Mori to play a pivotal role in the ICT sector. Read more »

Te Māngai Pāho to manage Māori ICT Fund

Press Release – Te Mangai Paho

The Board and management of Te Mngai Pho has welcomed todays announcement by the government that it has been selected to administer and govern the $30 million Mori ICT Fund signalled in Budget 2014. Read more »

New iPhone App reinvents voicemail for New Zealanders

Press Release – Touch Voicemail

When almost every method of communication has been simplified thanks to technology, voicemail has remained clunky and cumbersome. But Touch Voicemail, a new iPhone app released by Hamilton company Bridge Point, promises to make retrieving voice messages … Read more »

Vodafone: Tri-Band and Carrier Aggregation

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone 4G mobile data traffic expected to grow by 1200% in the next 3 years Vodafone total mobile data traffic expected to grow by 300% in next 3 years 74% of Kiwis wont leave home without their phone By 2015, 90% of Vodafone customers … Read more »

Finzsoft acquires Sush Mobile

Press Release – Finzsoft

AUCKLAND, NZ 13 August 2014 Auckland-based financial technology company Finzsoft Solutions Limited (NZX:FIN) announced today that they have reached an agreement for Sush Global Solutions Limited (trading as Sush Mobile ) to become a wholly-owned … Read more »

Mobile solutions powerhouse Sush Mobile acquired by Finzsoft

Press Release – Sush Mobile

Today Sush Mobile (Sush Global Solutions Ltd) is proud to announce a new agreement with one of Asia Pacific’s most renowned financial technology companies, Finzsoft Solutions Limited (NZX:FIN), establishing Sush Mobile as an independently operating … Read more »

New Symantec Research: Threats to Virtual Environments

Press Release – Symantec

Virtualisation offers enterprises a number of attractive benefits, including increased scaling, efficiency, and flexibility. According to Forrester Research, 70 percent of organisations are using server virtualisation or will move to it by the end of … Read more »

Vodafone doubles the data for Business customers

Press Release – Vodafone

Kiwi business owners who sign up to Vodafone Red Business plans will get double the data for the duration of their contract term, thanks to a new offer launched by Vodafone. Read more »

Spark Makes Mobile Payment Easy for Business

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark Business has partnered with local Kiwi company Optimizer to solve one of the most common pain points for small business owners – keeping cash flow steady without spending precious hours chasing up payment from customers. Read more »

VMob adds Japan to line-up of McDonald’s clients

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) – VMob Group said McDonald’s will use its mobile voucher platform for its 3,200 restaurants in Japan, adding to sales to the fast-food giant in the Netherlands and Sweden. Read more »

Vodafone powers NZ’s first digital advertising billboards

Press Release – Vodafone

The first interactive LED billboards in New Zealand have gone live in Ponsonby, Eden Terrace and Parnell, bringing a piece of Times Square to Auckland. The content is delivered in real time by Vodafone using Machine to Machine (M2M) technology over … Read more »

New technologies help people with heart disease

Press Release – University of Auckland

People taking part in cardiac rehabilitation exercise programmes are likely to maintain healthy behaviours for longer with text message and web-based support, according to recent research from the University of Auckland. Read more »

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