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Student visa applications go online

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:30:48 +1200 | Immigration NZ

People from all over the world who want to study in New Zealand can now apply for their visas online. More >>

Spark deregisters its stock in the US

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:07:25 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand, previously known as Telecom Corp and once the largest company on the nation's stock exchange before its network arm was split off into Chorus, is deregistering trading of its stock in the US.More >>

Minister announces draft white space licencing rules

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:11:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced draft licencing rules for the use of television white space devices in New Zealand. More >>

The killer blow to your desk phone

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:39:36 +1200 | Bridgepoint

The humble desk phone has clearly seen a serious drop in use over the last few years. But realistically can your smartphone ever be a full replacement? More >>

Spark New Zealand selects OTT platform provider, Xstream

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:35:16 +1200 | Spark

Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom NZ), a New Zealand- wide communications and internet service provider, has selected Xstream’s award winning professional video management platform, Xstream MediaMaker™, for delivery of their new OTT video service, ...More >>

Australian Webpages download quicker in NZ

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:16:37 +1200 | TrueNet

TrueNet tests show that New Zealand's investment in Fibre to the Node (FTTN) from 2007 to 2011 improved the performance of our telephone line broadband, which is now significantly better than comparable Australian networks.More >>

Outsourcing out, Collaboration in

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:29:46 +1200 | India New Zealand Business Council

Kiwi companies have been called to scale-up in collaboration with the services of Indian ICT companies. That was the mantra that a visiting Indian delegation of IT companies from India shared with local businesses.More >>

Spark customers offered special deal on Lightbox

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:29:35 +1200 | Spark

Spark home broadband customers who sign up to the new Internet TV service Lightbox will receive six months at half price1, Spark announced today. The offer is in addition to the 30 days free that all Lightbox customers are entitled to.More >>

Spark Digital scoops Frost & Sullivan awards trifecta

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:18:07 +1200 | Spark Digital

Auckland, 28 August 2014 – Spark Digital has scooped three awards at Frost & Sullivan’s inaugural New Zealand Excellence Awards. More >>

More evidence GCSB sharing New Zealanders’ data

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:45:07 +1200 | Green Party

New evidence shows that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) is almost certainly sharing metadata with the US spy agency NSA, the Green Party said today. More >>

Spark brings high speed mobile broadband to rural NZ

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:47:49 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announced today that it has begun its rollout of 4G services on the recently acquired 700MHz spectrum in the Waikato, enabling 12 sites with 4G in the region.More >>

Commission seeks feedback on proposed changes

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:39:32 +1200 | Commerce Commission

As part of a review of how it monitors telecommunications markets, the Commerce Commission is currently seeking feedback on the information it proposes to collect and report on in relation to mobile telecommunications markets.More >>

TeamTalk posts full-year loss on Farmside charge

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:08:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - TeamTalk, the listed telecommunications company, posted a full-year loss after writing down goodwill on its Farmside rural unit, a charge that required the cooperation of its lender to avoid a covenant breach.More >>

Snakk Media lifts 1Q sales, mulls ASX listing

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:10:07 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Snakk Media, which matches advertisers with mobile users, said first quarter sales rose 67 percent and it continues to pursue an ASX listing. More >>

RealMe wins international internet award

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:52:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne is delighted the digital identity service RealMe last night won an international internet award saying it shows how highly the government service is rated.More >>

Silence your mother's calls at your peril

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:38:09 +1200 | Mosh Social Media

Don't ignore your mother. Particularly when your mother is Sharon Standifird. She's no slouch on setting her mind to something having served in the Gulf War and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. That should have been a bit of a heads up to son Bradley who, ...More >>

$150 million boost for Rural Broadband Initiative

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:45:12 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National’s Communications and Information Technology spokeswoman, Amy Adams, today announced a re-elected National-led Government will establish a new $150 million fund to extend the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI).More >>

Orcon unlocks the internet with launch of Global Mode

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:32:06 +1200 | Orcon

Survey results suggest broadcast TV is dying, with an overwhelming preference to stream online content. Orcon responds with Global Mode and low cost 100Mb/s UFB plans More >>

All Blacks score not the only figure to soar at Eden Park

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:53:15 +1200 | Spark NZ

New statistics from Spark New Zealand show mobile data use soared during the Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday night. An increase in mobile data usage of 110-percent was seen in comparison with an All Blacks versus South Africa test match that took place ...More >>

University launches world first safety device to students

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:45:26 +1200 | AUT University

AUT University strives to provide a safe environment for its students to study, learn and live in. As part of that commitment, AUT will trial a new smartphone application (“app”) which was launched at AUT’s two student accommodation houses: Akoranga ...More >>

 

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