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L1 Capital cleared to buy up to 15% of Chorus

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:24:37 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Australian fund manager L1 Capital has been granted approval to boost its Chorus stake to as much as 15 percent by the Crown. More >>

Govt Ignoring Student Screentime Health Concerns

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 13:12:54 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that Government plans to add digital technology to the school curriculum are ignoring the growing concerns with excessive screentime for young people, accompanied by a lack of guidelines by education and health ministries. “Although ...More >>

Spark, Vodafone scorn 'self-serving' 5G build proposal

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:52:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's two largest mobile telecommunications providers, Spark and Vodafone, have poured scorn on a proposal by fixed broadband network owner Chorus that the next generation of so-called 5G mobile technology should be built ...More >>

Spark already well advanced in 5G planning

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:39:55 +1300 | Spark NZ

Recent suggestions from Chorus that 5G mobile services should be rolled out in New Zealand by a monopoly network similar to fixed-broadband are entirely self-serving and not in the interests of consumers, Spark said today.More >>

Liz Gosling elected new Chair at TUANZ

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:01:36 +1300 | TUANZ

At this week's TUANZ Board meeting, Liz Gosling was unanimously elected to take up the role of Chair. Immediate past Chair, Pat O’Connell had earlier indicated that it was time to hand the responsibility on to the next person. Liz is the tenth chair ...More >>

Build shared 5G mobile network using the UFB model: Chorus

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 19:50:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) - The next generation of mobile telephony, known as 5G, should be built using the same government policy approach that supports the nationwide rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband to create a shared, regulated backbone, says the chief executive ...More >>

Inspiring the next generation of Kiwi inventors

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:14:31 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

A special partnership is bringing the interactive world of Mind Lab Kids to more children around New Zealand, just in time for the holidays. The Mind Lab by Unitec, the education provider behind Mind Lab Kids, has partnered with Spark’s online ...More >>

Communications Minister delves into digital convergence

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:43:07 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) - Communications and Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran has shelved existing work on the blurring lines between telecommunications and broadcasting, known as digital convergence, to revisit inconsistencies in the way online content ...More >>

Final Decision on What Major Telcos Contribute to $50M Levy

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:01:49 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission today released its final decision on how much 16 telecommunications providers will each pay towards the Government’s $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) for 2016/17.More >>

OPPO Scores with Limited Edition FC Barcelona Themed R11

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:55:48 +1300 | OPPO

OPPO Scores with Limited Edition FC Barcelona Themed R11 AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 4 December 2017 — Your phone can now be as passionate, loud and bold as you, with the launch of OPPO’s limited edition FC Barcelona themed R11 in New Zealand. Sporting ...More >>

Spark Turns on 4.5G in Central Taupō

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:43:20 +1300 | Spark

• 4.5G is capable of delivering up to 3-5 times more speed and capacity than 4G from a single mobile tower to compatible devices More >>

Fairfax NZ returns to profit in 2017

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:25:50 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Fairfax New Zealand, which trades under the Stuff moniker, was back in black in 2017 after the cost of laying off staff tumbled by 80 percent and as a $100 million-plus impairment charge on the value of its newspaper mastheads ...More >>

Sky TV fights piracy battle that's already been won

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:36:46 +1300 | Digitl

Sky TV launched legal action in a bid to force ISPs to block access to streaming and video download websites. More >>

Consumers Take 3d Technology to Heart

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:29:26 +1300 | Sony Mobile Communications

5 December, 2017, Auckland – New research from Sony Mobile Communications has revealed that consumers are ready to take 3D technology to heart… even literally. A survey of 1,300 consumers investigating consumer attitudes towards future technologies, ...More >>

Fibre broadband available to 10,000 more Christchurch homes

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:22:32 +1300 | Enable Networks

Media Release 5 December 2017 Fibre broadband available to 10,000 more Christchurch homes – in time for connection by Christmas Enable has built its fibre broadband network to 10,000 more homes in greater Christchurch, well in advance of previously ...More >>

Chorus Reshuffles Executive Team

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:16:17 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus has reshuffled its executive team, handing strategic responsibility to general counsel Vanessa Oakley from next March to fill a gap left by recent hire Scott Newton. More >>

The Brave New Landscape of the NZ IT Services Market

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 19:20:58 +1300 | IDC New Zealand Ltd

AUCKLAND, December 4th, 2017 – The New Zealand IT landscape is being reshaped with new realities. The position of the traditional juggernauts of the IT services market, Datacom and Spark, is challenged by cloud providers such as Microsoft, which ...More >>

Community Energy Sharing Wins Award

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 10:28:37 +1300 | Vector

A community where neighbours share clean energy generated on their rooftops has won the Revolutionising Energy award at the Sustainable Business Network Awards, held last night in Auckland. More >>

InternetNZ Group Chief Executive Appointment

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:45:25 +1300 | InternetNZ

The InternetNZ Council recently involved staff and stakeholders of the InternetNZ Group, including InternetNZ, NZRS and the Domain Name Commission in a robust appraisal of the group’s organisational structure, and whether it is fit for purpose going ...More >>

Have your say on the Telecommunications Amendment Bill

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:47:53 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

The Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill seeks to amend the Telecommunications Act 2001. A new regulatory framework has been designed following a mandated review of the current framework, conducted between 2012 and 2017. The ...More >>


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