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New Zealand’s First Cyber Prep Academy

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:39:43 +1300 | Unitec

Auckland, 12 December 2018 – Unitec Institute of Technology, in partnership with managed security services provider SecOps NZ, is launching New Zealand’s first Cyber Prep Academy (CPA), designed to address the country’s cybersecurity skills ...More >>

Rakon boosts bank funding to meet increased telco demand

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:35:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Rakon has added $6 million to its cash working capital facility with ASB Bank, which it says will help meet the increased demands for telecommunications infrastructure. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Brexit & Huawei clusterfudges

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:47:07 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Come December 2019, the West’s social democracies could be gone through quite a few changes at the top. British PM Theresa May might not even make it through to the New Year. In a year’s time Angela Merkel’s shaky coalition will have probably ...More >>

Digger cuts fibre optic cable on Whangārei intersection

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:02:46 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says a digger working on the SH1/Tarewa Road intersection upgrade in Whangārei has cut a fibre optic cable, affecting about 1500 customers. The Transport Agency’s Senior Manager Project Delivery, Chris Hunt says the incident ...More >>

Spark awarded customer experience partner at Cisco Summit

Wed, 5 Dec 2018 16:34:46 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark has been awarded Customer Experience Partner of the year at Cisco’s 2018 Partner Summit Global Awards, which took place early November in in Las Vegas, Nevada. More >>

PM's Post-Cab 3/12/18: Fuel Market Study

Tue, 4 Dec 2018 10:45:03 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi to announce a Commerce Commission market study into the retail fuel market. This will be the first study directed by the government under new legislation.More >>

Public media journalism boosted with new government funding

Mon, 3 Dec 2018 14:01:14 +1300 | NZ On Air

Nine widely diverse journalism projects have now been selected to receive funding support through the new $6 million Joint Innovation Fund, a collaborative approach by NZ On Air and RNZ to commission public media content for New Zealand audiences.More >>

Gordon Campbell: five lingering questions on the Huawei ban

Mon, 3 Dec 2018 11:23:39 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The ban on Spark using Huawei technology within their planned 5G phone and Internet network continues to raise more questions than answers. If the security concern is that Huawei could possibly install a ‘backdoor’ into this network that only Chinese ...More >>

Commission outlines approach for improving service

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:06:32 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today published a framework paper outlining its approach to implementing new provisions under the Telecommunications Act to improve retail service quality for consumers.More >>

Huawei issues urgent 'please explain' note to NZ govt

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 21:17:24 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei says it has had no contact with New Zealand's signals intelligence agency over its decision to stop Spark New Zealand using the company's cellsite technology when it builds ...More >>

Minister: GCSB decision about risk assessment, not China

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:52:47 +1300 | RNZ

The Minister responsible for the GCSB says the decision to turn down an overseas network provider was because the technology was too risky - not because the company is Chinese.More >>

Gordon Campbell: banning Huawei and new hostility to China

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:02:04 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how banning Huawei fits into our new hostility towards China First published on Werewolf More >>

2degrees laments loss of competition as Huawei banned

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 20:43:46 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Mobile telecommunications operator 2degrees says the decision to ban Huawei from involvement in the roll-out of the country's 5G network for national security reasons "will be a real disappointment for competition".More >>

GCSB declines Spark’s proposal to use Huawei 5G equipment

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:12:18 +1300 | Spark

Spark New Zealand recently notified the Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), in accordance with the requirements of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013 (TICSA), of its proposed approach ...More >>

UPDATE: WEL Networks doubles 1H profit

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 19:33:24 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - WEL Networks almost doubled its first-half profit as expansion of its fibre business boosted revenue and growth in Waikato increased residential connections and commercial volumes.More >>

Customer Complaints Remain Low in 2018

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:40:27 +1300 | NZ Telecommunications Forum - TCF

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) is calling for more detail in the Commerce Commission’s Consumer Issues Report, so Kiwis can gain a clearer picture of how different industries perform relative to the size of their customer base.More >>

Why We Care about Scoop, and Why We Think You Should

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:09:09 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

Why We Care about Scoop, and Why We Think You Should By Scoop Co-Editor Joseph CederwallMore >>

Vodafone strengthens global IoT leadership

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 10:23:22 +1300 | Vodafone

Vodafone strengthens global IoT leadership with new network rollout Tuesday 27 November, 2018 Vodafone New Zealand has simultaneously launched two new IoT1 technologies, NB-IoT and LTE-M2, which will enable Kiwis to connect into the world’s leading ...More >>

New Zealand Post to close 79 shops

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:53:17 +1300 | RNZ

New Zealand Post wants to shut its last 79 shops, but will not say when the last branch will close its doors. More >>

TeamTalk announces completion of $8.7 million capital raise

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:31:02 +1300 | TeamTalk

TeamTalk Limited (NZX: TTK), the publicly listed telecommunications services provider today announced the successful completion of its underwritten 1 for 3 pro-rata renounceable rights offer announced on 23 October, with strong shareholder suppoMore >>


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