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InternetNZ releases submission on proposed UBA changes

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:12:46 +1200 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ has today released its submission to the Commerce Commission on the Commission's UBA Variants consultation paper, along with a legal opinion that offers some sharp perspectives on Chorus's proposals.More >>

The world’s first real-time mobile loyalty solution

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:42:47 +1200 | Collect

A real-time mobile loyalty solution designed for SME retailers and hospitality venues is set to change the in-store and online retail experience, as we know it. More >>

Chorus services 'cynical attempt' to dodge rules: CallPlus

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:15:46 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission will investigate a claim Chorus's plans to deliver broadband services outside the current terms of regulation are still captured by the legislation and breach the Telecommunications Act.More >>

NZ Election Reactor #1 Tests Reaction to Cunliffe’s Apology

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:35:55 +1200 | NZ Election Reactor

Labour Leader David Cunliffe’s “apology” over male violence seems to have polarised many voters, but the first run of the Roy Morgan Research / Scoop NZ Election Reactor showed the response was largely negative across the spectrum. More >>

Vodafone first to begin 4G rollout with 700MHz

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:05:56 +1200 | Vodafone

It might only make up 1.1 per cent of New Zealand’s population, but Papakura has raced ahead to become the first district to receive superfast 4G mobile technology with 700MHz spectrum. Vodafone was the first telecommunications company to roll out ...More >>

Rural Broadband Users: Are they missing out?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:16:51 +1200 | TrueNet

TrueNet measures broadband in both urban and rural locations. Standard (Full Speed) Rural ADSL speed performance has declined in the last 2.5 years while at the same time Urban ADSL performance has increased markedly. More >>

"Party Party" - The Launch Of A Global Movement | 500 Words

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:35:36 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

The Launch Of A Global Movement The "Party Party" Tour (July 23-26 - AUCK CHCH WGTN DUND ) Interviews With Tommy Ill & Beat Mob Artur By Alastair ThompsonMore >>

Kiwis enjoying more mobile action for less money

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:40:29 +1200 | Skinny Mobile

Prices have been dropping and on average mobile usage plans Kiwi’s are getting more data, text and minutes.* More >>

So you think you own your electronic data, do you?

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:25:58 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

A consensus has emerged from the Courts of Appeal in New Zealand and the UK that digital data is not property for the purposes of the law. More >>

Taxpayer cash to plug Chorus copper hole

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:16:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Chief Executive and Board of Chorus must be held accountable for striking a deal that uses taxpayer money intended to build a new fibre network to instead plug the company’s revenue gaps, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.More >>

Language Line tops 50,000 calls

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:12:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Telephone interpreting service, Language Line, has helped a record number of people in New Zealand gain access to essential services in 2013/14, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says.More >>

Chorus gets access to early Crown Fibre funding for a price

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:02:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator tasked with building the bulk of the nation's ultrafast broadband network, has cut a deal with Crown Fibre Holdings to bring forward funding of $178 million, though at a high interest ...More >>

Pillay: Surveillance must be Subject to Independent checks

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:37:22 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Dangerous practice of digital mass surveillance must be subject to independent checks and balances - Pillay More >>

Vodafone launches its Smart 4 power

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:05:15 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone has made 4G a reality for more Kiwis today, with the launch of its first “own brand” 4G-capable smartphone – the Vodafone Smart 4 power – for just $349.More >>

Is government keeping up with the pace of technological chan

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:50:28 +1200 | Canterbury Software Cluster

Press release, Canterbury Software Inc, 16-Jul-14, Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury Software is hosting a special event for members and guests to hear the politicians’ ideas for the future of the technology sector. More >>

Joyce performs U-turn in Labour’s garage

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:00:11 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Just four days after calling Labour’s ICT Garage Grants ‘off the planet’ Steven Joyce has supported the policy and trumpeted funding for ICT entrepreneurs, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says.More >>

Launch plans for 4G mobile broadband over 700MHz

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:36 +1200 | Telecom New Zealand

Telecom, soon to be Spark New Zealand, announced today it intends to launch new 4G services in late August that will extend and accelerate the rollout of high speed mobile broadband across New Zealand.More >>

Vodafone NZ squeezes cheaper deal from Vocus

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:04:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) - Vodafone New Zealand, the country's second-biggest internet service provider, has extended its international internet capacity supply contract with ASX-listed Vocus Communications for another two years at a cheaper rate.More >>

Adams: Keynote address at NetHui

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:08:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The theme of this conference, the next 25 years of the Internet, is certainly topical when you consider how essential the Internet has become to our economic and social lives in a very short time.More >>

Youthline launches its new online space

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:56:46 +1200 | Youthline

Youth development organisation Youthline is broadening the way it interacts with young people on July 11 with the launch of its online community. The digital space is a completely redesigned website, with accessible, interactive information and ...More >>


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