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TeamTalk to sell controlling stake in Farmside to Vodafone

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:41:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Unprofitable telecommunications minnow TeamTalk plans to sell a 70 percent stake in its problematic Farmside rural internet services provider to Vodafone New Zealand for $10 million, almost half what Spark New Zealand is willing ...More >>

Vodafone NZ to acquire 70% stake in TeamTalk's Farmside

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:39:27 +1300 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone New Zealand Limited ( Vodafone NZ ) and TeamTalk Limited ( TeamTalk ) (NZX: TTK) have reached an agreement that would see Vodafone NZ acquire 70 per cent of the shares in BayCity Communications Limited for $10 million in cash. More >>

Vodafone selected for GCSB's Cortex malware disruption pilot

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:19:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - Vodafone New Zealand, the country's second largest internet service provider, is trialling a pilot programme for the Government Communications Security Bureau, using top-of-the-line technology to mitigate an increasing number ...More >>

Show your support for mobile blackspot funding

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:07:55 +1300 | Chris Bishop

National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop MP today launched a campaign to get mobile coverage in the Catchpool and Orongorongo valleys in Rimutaka Forest Park. (see https://issues.national.org.nz/support-mobile-coverage/ )More >>

TeamTalk recommends shareholders reject Spark Offer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:41:07 +1300 | TeamTalk

TeamTalk recommends shareholders reject Spark Offer of 80c – independent adviser valuation range is $1.52 to $2.11 More >>

Huawei to invest $400 mln in New Zealand to drive R&D

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:06:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Chinese telecommunications group Huawei Technologies will spend $400 million over the next five years to help drive local research and development and support the construction of a cloud data centre.More >>

Spark chases lower input costs in TeamTalk takeover bid

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:45:08 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand wants lower costs from owning fibre assets in the Auckland and Wellington central cities in its pursuit of telecommunications minnow TeamTalk. More >>

Wellington’s First Virtual And Mixed Reality Centre to Open

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:11:02 +1300 | ProjectR

Wellington’s virtual and mixed reality centre, PROJECTR, will further cement the capital’s reputation as a world-leading hub of digital innovation when it opens in April.More >>

Fixed wireless laggard in independent broadband test

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:49:11 +1300 | Digitl

New Zealand fixed wireless broadband speeds are on a par with ADSL services delivered over copper lines. More >>

Call for truth in broadband advertising

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:33:57 +1300 | Digitl

"Australia’s equivalent of the NZ Commerce Commission, the ACCC, found that a whopping 80 percent of Australian consumers struggle to compare the broadband speeds of different ISPs..." — James Young-DrewMore >>

Commerce Commission pushes for congestion-free copper

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:28:53 +1300 | Digitl

The Commission says it doesn't want service quality to fall as traffic volumes grow. More >>

Net neutrality in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:26:45 +1300 | Digitl

Net neutrality is controversial in the US. It is not an issue in New Zealand. As telecommunications and media companies get closer, it is time to take another look. More >>

90% 4G coverage target reached

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:54:36 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark has welcomed news today from Communications Minister Simon Bridges that the target of ninety per cent of New Zealanders having access to 4G has been reached ahead of schedule, and the company is already taking the first steps towards the ...More >>

Vodafone’s 4G network now covers 94 per cent of Kiwis

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:12:18 +1300 | Vodafone

Vodafone has today announced 94 per cent of New Zealand’s population is now within reach of its super-fast 4G mobile network. More >>

4G coverage available to 90 per cent of Kiwis

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:08:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Ninety per cent of New Zealanders now have access to 4G cellular mobile services – two years earlier than anticipated, Communications Minister Simon Bridges announced today.More >>

Be in to win free tickets to exclusive DJ Martin Garrix gig

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:44:31 +1300 | Vodafone

‘Join the Queue’ and be in to win free tickets to Vodafone’s exclusive gig with DJ Martin Garrix More >>

A bike for a tyke makes a powerful difference in Auckland

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:36:28 +1300 | Corporate Challenge Events NZ

The joy on any child’s face when they receive a new bike lights up a room. When the child comes from a disadvantaged background, this joy is priceless. More >>

Comparing Fixed Wireless with ADSL, VDSL, Cable & Fibre

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:33:45 +1300 | TrueNet

ISPs offer different urban connection options to subscribers - ADSL, VDSL, Cable, Fibre, and now Fixed Wireless. Understanding the differences between these options will help you choose the plan that best supports your Internet use. TrueNet have ...More >>

The advent of new news – a conversation with customers

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:57:33 +1300 | Vodafone NZ

2017’s already been identified by Vodafone as the year of data explosion, with Kiwis using more and more of it to stay up to date. More >>

Number One Smartphone Vendor for the First Time Since 2012

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:06:46 +1300 | IDC New Zealand Ltd

IDC New Zealand: Apple, Number One Smartphone Vendor for the First Time Since 2012 More >>

 

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