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Intelligence and security reviewers seek public’s views

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:13:08 +1200 | Hon Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy

The independent reviewers examining New Zealand’s intelligence and security legislation are calling for public submissions. More >>

LG G4: One of the better Android flagship phones

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 19:16:39 +1200 | Digitl

LG's latest flagship phone, the G4, will warm the heart of any long-term Android fan. It is one of the last remaining Android flagships to keep a removable back, memory expansion slot and replaceable battery. That combination once distinguished ...More >>

No Android phone is worth NZ$1000

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 18:52:46 +1200 | Digitl

Although  LG's G4 is one of the best Android phones you can buy  it isn't likely to sell large numbers. At least not in New Zealand. More >>

Vodafone launches new family services to help parents

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:30:20 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone launches new family services to help parents navigate digital age Vodafone has today announced a suite of services to help Kiwi families navigate the rapidly changing, digital world. The four services - demonstrating Vodafone’s commitment ...More >>

UPDATE: Chorus falls after regulator ruling

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:44:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus shares fell after the Commerce Commission's latest ruling on wholesale telecommunications prices were largely unchanged, though the regulator changed tack on whether any update will be backdated.More >>

Commerce Commission Draft Decision Dissapointing

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:47:47 +1200 | TUANZ

The Commerce Commission latest draft decision on wholesale copper charges this morning has provided a mixed bag of results for users today. Users will see no benefit in their monthly bills from telecommunications service providers given that the price ...More >>

Spark affirms earnings guidance after regulator ruling

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:45:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand, the country's biggest telecommunications provider, has affirmed annual guidance after the Commerce Commission today said regulated pricing on Chorus's copper line network would largely be unchanged.More >>

Mixed news for consumers in Commerce Commission decision

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:43:12 +1200 | Spark

Mixed news for consumers in Commerce Commission decision on broadband line charges says Spark New Zealand Spark New Zealand said today it was encouraged the Commerce Commission has taken on board consumer feedback, but disappointed the Commission ...More >>

Further draft decisions on prices of copper lines

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:19:18 +1200 | Commerce Commission

Commission releases further draft decisions on prices of copper lines and broadband service for consultation More >>

Regulator set to keep Chorus pricing largely unchanged

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:13:09 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission looks likely to settle on a price close to its original decision on what telecommunications network operator Chorus can charge its customers, though it probably won't backdate any update.More >>

Jason Paris CEO of Spark Home, Mobile & Business from today

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:42:26 +1200 | Spark

Jason Paris steps into the role of CEO Spark Home, Mobile and Business (HMB) today, with the departure of former CEO Chris Quin at the end of June. More >>

Focus must be on education now HDC legislation in place

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:53:45 +1200 | Internet NZ

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better.More >>

Call on Commerce Commission to reduce internet charges

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:21:19 +1200 | Spark

52,000+ call on Commerce Commission to reduce internet charges Updated decision on wholesale broadband and landline charges due out tomorrow More >>

TeamTalk shares slide 6.3% on profit warning, debt extension

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:21:33 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) - TeamTalk shares dropped 6.3 percent after the telecommunications company warned net profit will be hit by a revaluation of interest rate swaps and said it had reduced the size of its debt facility after extending the credit line ...More >>

Better protections for victims of cyberbullying

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:09:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A Bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims passed its third and final reading in Parliament today with overwhelming cross-party support. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill introduces a range of measures to address damaging electronic ...More >>

TeamTalk completes refinancing and updates market

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:06:00 +1200 | TeamTalk

NZX-listed telco TeamTalk Limited is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its bank refinancing with Westpac. More >>

Huawei Releases 2nd Generation TalkBand B2 in New Zealand

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:20:24 +1200 | Huawei Technologies

Huawei New Zealand has launched the 2nd generation of its revolutionary TalkBand series the B2, showcasing the company’s minimalist design aesthetic and smart functionality. The TalkBand B2 was created at Huawei’s Paris design centre and echoes the professional ...More >>

Congestion Issues Resolved

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:13:48 +1200 | TrueNet

May 2015 Urban/Rural Broadband Report New Zealand data use soared immediately Netflix launched in mid March 2015, according to Spark, and over the next two months there was not enough capacity for supply to meet demand on some ISPs connections we monitor. ...More >>

2degrees’ 4G network now reaches over half of NZs population

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:01:13 +1200 | 2degrees Mobile

2degrees has completed the second stage of its 4G network rollout, bringing 4G network coverage to almost 60% of the NZ population over the past year. More >>

Rural broadband gets competitive reboot

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:05:00 +1200 | Digitl

Spark will soon begin selling a fixed wireless broadband service to rural customers in direct competition with Vodafone. More >>


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