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Vodafone announces Family Violence policy to support team

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:24 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone has today announced it is taking steps to support all team members and their families impacted by family violence. More >>

2017 Symposium all about connecting rural New Zealand

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:31:12 +1200 | TUANZ

The Rural Connectivity Symposium is back for 2017, on 23rd May at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. More >>

Leading edge technologies to deliver new ways of working

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:43:05 +1200 | Joint Press Release

The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct will be fitted with the latest cloud-based and wireless telecommunications technology under an agreement recently signed between the Ministry of Justice and Spark.More >>

Inland Revenue accepts mobile calls to all 0800 numbers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:21:09 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue now accepts mobile phone calls to all of its 0800 numbers More >>

Vodafone connections slow to download NZ pages

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:47:59 +1200 | TrueNet

Vodafone shows a strong decline during the day and into the evening, in stark contrast to all other ISP results on any fixed line technology. The trend in Special Chart 3, has been evident for some time, indicating long standing congestion on the Vodafone ...More >>

Chorus joins ASX 200 - now with 8 NZX-listed Kiwi firms

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:10:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Chorus joins ASX 200, bringing to 8 the number of NZX-listed Kiwi firms in Aussie benchmark More >>

Spark opens pre-order for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:55:14 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark has announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available for pre-order, both online at and in-store. The first pre-orders will receive 50% extra data for 6 months (on an eligible Open Term Pay Monthly plan) and ...More >>

Hikurangi – Northland’s next UFB town

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:27:40 +1200 | Northpower

Exactly three years after Northpower Fibre completed New Zealand’s first ultra-fast broadband network, the company is embarking on another UFB network build. More >>

Annual inflation highest in over five years

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:56:47 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) increased 2.2 percent in the year to the March 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is the highest annual increase since the September 2011 quarter, the last quarter affected by the rise in GST from 12.5 to 15 percent.More >>

Infinitely more entertaining Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ offer

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:21:51 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone is offering consumers an infinitely more entertaining opportunity to snap up Samsung’s new Galaxy S8/S8+ flagship phones, combining leading content with its Infinity Display.More >>

Spark outlines upgrade of NZ’s voice communications

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:01:41 +1200 | Spark NZ

Voice communications in New Zealand is in for a massive upgrade with Spark New Zealand announcing this morning it is switching from the ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a next generation IP-based network. More >>

Too many customers in play for Sky, Voda merger

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:54:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) - The government-sponsored roll-out of a national telecommunications fibre network was among the complicating factors against a tie-up between pay-TV operator Sky Network Television and telecommunications group Vodafone New Zealand ...More >>

2degrees Data Clock sells bytes by the hour

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:02:56 +1200 | Digitl

Mobile carrier 2degrees now sells data in time blocks as well as by the gigabyte. Data Clock is an app for pre-pay customers to manage time-based data purchases. More >>

Spark, 2degrees unlimited mobile data plans reveal 4G limits

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:01:27 +1200 | Digitl

2degrees offers what it calls an unlimited mobile data plan . Unlimited in this context doesn't mean no limits. The plan has restrictions. More >>

TeamTalk shareholders back sale of Farmside to Vodafone

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:55:28 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) - TeamTalk shareholders overwhelmingly back a deal to sell a controlling stake in rural broadband unit Farmside to Vodafone New Zealand, effectively rejecting a takeover by Spark New Zealand. More >>

NZ gets a 'CERT' - What are the big cybersecurity threats?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:18:50 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The Government today launched CERT NZ , a cyber security unit that will track cyber attacks and offer information for internet users and businesses about online threats. CERT NZ, which has been funded to the tune of $22.2 million over four years, will ...More >>

New ground broken on rural fibre

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:01:08 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has successfully negotiated a significant benefit for rural property owners who allow telecommunications fibre to cross their land. More >>

Telco property access bill passes third reading

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:39:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A bill that will streamline the process for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment ...More >>

Radio spectrum fees reduced

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:09:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced a reduction in radio spectrum fees and a simplified regime, to come into effect later this year. More >>

Agile Spark responds to 2degrees with unlimited mobile plan

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 17:10:45 +1200 | Digitl

It took Spark two days to respond to 2degrees' all-you-can-eat mobile plan . That's agile for a large company. There was a time when it would take months to get a counter offer like Freedom Mobile out the door.More >>


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