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Chorus says 100GB is the new normal

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:13:03 +1200 | Digitl

A post at the Chorus blog says the average amount of data consumed by a household continue's to rise and now sits at 100GB a month . "Since the beginning of 2016 we’ve reported new highs of data consumption, and now it seems that 100GB is the ...More >>

New Zealand number six nation for mobile connectivity

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:10:16 +1200 | Digitl

GSMA, the global mobile industry trade association, ranks New Zealand number six in a league table measuring mobile connectivity in 130 countries. More >>

Gordon Campbell on what John Key should be asking Joe Biden

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:49:42 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Key needs to be asking Biden about how – and why – the White House is busily circumventing the TPP deal signed in Auckland earlier this year. More >>

Serko CFO Tim Bluett resigns

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:19:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) - Serko chief financial officer Tim Bluett has resigned and will leave the online travel booking company in October. More >>

Patients benefit from ambulance officer electronic reporting

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:30:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A new electronic Patient Report Form (ePRF) used by ambulance officers has been successfully rolled out around most of the country. The new technology, which is part of a joint initiative between St John, the Ministry of Health and ACC, gives ambulance officers ...More >>

D-Link Connects Emirates Team NZ in Americas Cup

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:48:56 +1200 | D-Link

America’s Cup hopeful Emirates Team NZ has partnered with D-Link for all of its networking, wireless and connectivity equipment requirements in its push to win the 35th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup in 2017.More >>

Lawyers’ reluctance to go digital inspires cloud-based firm

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:39:08 +1200 | Online Lawyers NZ

New Zealand’s first web-based law firm is challenging the way lawyers have traditionally worked, according to founder John Shingleton. After 20 years of commercial law, Christchurch-based lawyer John sensed that the market wanted lawyers to fully embrace digital technology ...More >>

Telco law review favours consumers over investors

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:07:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) - The government's plans to rewrite legislation governing telecommunications will tilt the regulatory approach of the sector in favour of end-consumers over investors in fibre and copper networks, says broking house First NZ Capital.More >>

Tuanz calls for better consumer protections

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:51:03 +1200 | Digitl

Tuanz — Telecommunications Users Association New Zealand — wants better consumer protection when the government revisits the Telecommunications Act. More >>

2degrees extends 4G coverage in Auckland and Wellington

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:50:38 +1200 | 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees has extended its 4G coverage in West and South Auckland even further to include Green Bay, Titirangi, Glen Eden, Highland Park, Howick, Meadowlands, Farm Cove and Weymouth as well as the Wellington areas of Trentham, Papakowhai and Upper ...More >>

TUANZ welcome Telecommunications review options paper

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:34:09 +1200 | TUANZ

The telecommunications review options paper released today by Communications Minister Amy Adams provided some welcome detail, but failed to address a number of issues important to end users, says TUANZ CEO Craig YouMore >>

Adams proposes hybrid price regulation for telco networks

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:07:46 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) - Communications Minister Amy Adams is proposing a mix of price and revenue caps for telecommunications network operators such as Chorus in an overhaul of legislation regulating the sector and how it can charge for services.More >>

Telco Act review demands careful thought

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:22:07 +1200 | Internet NZ

InternetNZ has welcomed today's release by the Government of an options paper on the regulatory settings that are being considered for telecommunications pricing. It will be analysing the proposal thoroughly over the next few weeks, and will file ...More >>

Putting Chorus shoddy work complaints in perspective

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:32:34 +1200 | Digitl

New Zealand’s media was quick to report stories about poor Ultrafast Broadband installation work this week. More >>

Skinny Mobile becomes Consumer Trusted

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:55:29 +1200 | Consumer NZ

Skinny Mobile is the latest business to be accredited under the Consumer Trusted business programme. More >>

Tex Edwards & KLR Announce Exit from 2degrees

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 14:58:56 +1200 | KLR Investments

I have now ended a 16 year assignment in NZ telecommunications – it’s taken longer than I thought. More >>

Tex Edwards, 2degrees founder, sells shares to Trilogy

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 14:57:06 +1200 | 2Degrees

2degrees and Tex Edwards announced today that Tex and KLR have transferred all their interests in 2degrees to existing shareholder Trilogy International New Zealand LLC or back to the company. The terms of the transfers are confidential.More >>

Proposed bill aims to speed up access to UFB

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:53:55 +1200 | Commerce Select Committee

Parliament’s Commerce Committee is considering a bill that proposes making it easier for people involved in shared property or apartments to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), while ensuring protections remain in place for property owners. More >>

Fairfax/NZME deal may delay ComCom's Sky/Voda decision

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:59:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television chief executive John Fellet says he’s concerned the proposed merger between the country’s dominant publishers, NZME and Fairfax NZ, could slow down clearance for Sky’s planned tie-up with Vodafone New ...More >>

Sky TV shareholders back Vodafone deal

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 11:27:32 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television shareholders have today voted in favour of a proposed merger with Vodafone New Zealand that will create a media and entertainment provider with combined 2016 revenue of more than $2.9 billion and more than 3.7 million ...More >>


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