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Even Your Gmail Is Vulnerable to Hackers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:01:05 +1300 | Operation Report-It

University of Waikato student, Gwen Lyon, panicked when she had an influx of messages from family and friends asking her about a Google Doc they had received from her via email. As it turned out, Gwen’s Gmail account had been hacked.More >>

Reliance on internet reflected in latest customer complaints

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:43:28 +1300 | NZ Telecommunications Forum - TCF

Telecommunications services have become a key staple of modern life. As consumers, we expect fast, ubiquitous access to the internet that allows us to get on with our digitally-connected lives.More >>

Vodafone responds to consumer issues with enhanced customer

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:23:27 +1300 | Vodafone NZ

The Commerce Commission today released its Consumer Issues 2016 paper, detailing information about complaints received in 2015. More >>

Important security information for Xtra e-mail customers

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:33:07 +1200 | Spark NZ

Yahoo announced earlier today that a copy of some of its user account information was stolen from the company’s global network back in November 2014. They have confirmed that the information from some of Spark’s Xtra customers is included in the stolen ...More >>

Yahoo confirms huge data breach

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:06 +1200 | Yahoo

We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what we believe is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, ...More >>

Study lays out West Coast growth opportunities

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:22:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today released a detailed report on the economy of the West Coast that outlines significant potential to attract new investment and diversify the economy of the ...More >>

Tasman Global Access cable on track for completion

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:21:26 +1200 | Vodafone

The Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable is now in the final stages of construction, with the specialised undersea cable ship ‘Ile de Re’ heading towards New Zealand shores. Telecommunications companies Spark, Vodafone and Telstra are investing approximately ...More >>

Winners announced in 2016 CRM Contact Centre Awards

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:11:04 +1200 | Randstad

Friday 16 September 2016: – In front of a packed audience in Auckland tonight, Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand and AA Insurance took out the top honours for contact centre customer service winning the Supreme Awards category. More >>

Bigpipe to offer gigabit fibre

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:47:48 +1200 | Digitl

Bigpipe will join the gigabit cool kids when faster wholesale services go online next month. More >>

Spark, Vodafone boost mobile data in tandem

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:42:26 +1200 | Digitl

New Zealand's two big mobile phone companies; Spark and Vodafone, have increased post-pay mobile data allowances. In terms of dollars per gigabyte the two have almost identical tariffs — compare their open term plans in the table below.More >>

Vodafone makes world’s first iPhone 7 drone delivery

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:09:33 +1200 | Vodafone

This morning Vodafone made one of its first iPhone 7 customer deliveries by drone - the first iPhone delivery of its kind anywhere in the world. More >>

Vodafone dials up the data for On Account customers

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:07:13 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone announced changes to its mobile data plans today, offering 50 per cent more data on its latest On Account plans, $59.99 and above. More >>

Every town a Gigatown as Chorus joins 1Gbps pack

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:57:52 +1200 | Digitl

Chorus says it will offer gigabit fibre services starting next month. It joins Enable Networks, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre who all plan to launch gigabit wholesale broadband services in October .More >>

Behind 2degrees' Ministry for Primary Industries win

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:49:51 +1200 | Digitl

A press release from 2degrees says the phone company has won a contract to supply a wide range of telecommunications services to the Ministry for Primary Industries .More >>

Kiwis can now compare 94 different Internet Providers

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:02:34 +1200 | Broadband Compare

New Zealand broadband comparison website today launched telephone and online chat support as it continues to expand its database of internet providers and broadband plans that are available in New Zealand. With over 2,800 ...More >>

ASG E-Guard changes its name to ASG Technologies

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:50:36 +1200 | Advanced Security Group Ltd

Auckland based technology incubator ASG E-Guard Limited has changed its name to ASG Technologies ( to better align with its core purpose of innovation. More >>

Spark partners with Kiwi company to bring email home

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:45:33 +1200 | Spark

Spark partners with Kiwi company to bring email home Spark has announced today it will be moving its Xtra email service to New Zealand-owned email provider, SMX. More >>

Chorus cabinet art project hitting the streets again

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:33:47 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 13 September 2016) – From boring boxes to head-turning street art, more Chorus cabinets will be beautified over the summer. More >>

Wolfpacks lead industries in digital, intelligent era

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 12:05:58 +1200 | Digitl

Huawei Connect:  Guo Ping says the days when companies can succeed by going it alone are coming to an end. More >>

Waikato Networks UFB buy signals fibre confidence

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 12:00:17 +1200 | Digitl

Waikato Networks has taken full ownership Ultrafast Fibre three and a half years ahead of schedule. The move is a further vote of confidence in the New Zealand government's plan to build a wholesale fibre network covering urban areas.More >>


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