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Spark's Revera wins IRD's data centre contract

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:48:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand's Revera unit has been picked to supply the Inland Revenue Department's data centre services for the new tax system being developed under its business transformation programme. More >>

Telcos earning too little on big investment: Spark's Moutter

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:03:21 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Investment in the telecommunications sector has hit $1.7 billion annually but could shrink in future if returns don’t rise, warns Spark New Zealand chief executive Simon Moutter.More >>

Upsurge in demand for UFB leads to technician shortage

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:51:19 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - A record upsurge in demand for ultrafast broadband connections since Christmas is exacerbating a shortage of technicians to do the work, say fibre companies.More >>

Report places NZ well above the rest in tech sector

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:09:06 +1300 | Internet NZ

InternetNZ welcomes the release of a report summarising the status of the telecommunications sector in New Zealand. More >>

Telco investment has hit $1.7 bln a year: industry report

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:22:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Investment in the telecommunications sector is $1.7 billion a year, proportionately one of the highest levels in the OECD, according to a report released today on the status of the New Zealand sector.More >>

Commission releases report on unfair contract terms

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:07:02 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released a report detailing the findings of its review of standard form consumer contracts in the telecommunications sector. The review was completed to assess the sector’s compliance with the unfair contract ...More >>

Minister marks Safer Internet Day

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 17:10:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The start of the school year is a good opportunity for parents to remind their children of the harmful effects of cyberbullying and staying safe online, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.More >>

Carrier-grade KotahiNet bring IoT wireless network to New Ze

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 13:15:54 +1300 | Digitl

KotahiNet plans a New Zealand-wide network using LoRaWAN; a new wireless technology designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. More >>

Be smart and play your part for safer banking

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:45:10 +1300 | New Zealand Bankers' Association

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) is encouraging people of all ages to be vigilant in protecting their personal information and finances as part of New Zealand’s Safer Internet Day (9 February 2016). The event, coordinated by NetSafe, ...More >>

Sexting as concerning for kiwi parents as cyberbullying

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:58:29 +1300 | Vodafone

Teenagers sharing naked pictures of themselves has become a number one concern for kiwi parents – with sexting emerging as the most-viewed topic on the website. Since July last year, almost 10,000 people per month have visited ...More >>

Mindtree Signs Service Integration Capabilities Agreement

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:41:50 +1300 | Mindtree

Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, today announced that it has been selected by Sandvik, a global engineering group in tooling, materials technology, mining and construction, to foster its IT's service integration ...More >>

New Zealand takes global silver for LTE speed

Mon, 8 Feb 2016 20:03:59 +1300 | Digitl

New Zealand has the world's second fastest LTE phone downloads. Only Singapore has better mobile data speeds. Australia comes in at number eight in the list while the UK and USA are miles behind.More >>

More thoughts on Skinny Broadband

Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:26:31 +1300 | Digitl

If you don’t need fibre speeds or large amounts of data my review found Skinny Broadband is a good low cost alternative . While it’s possible to get speeds of 40 Mbps, I could only get 25 Mbps at home. Coverage Readers ask how they can know ...More >>

iPhone sales growth flattens – a perspective

Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:22:17 +1300 | Digitl

Last week Apple confirmed iPhone sales grew at their lowest-ever rate during the last quarter of 2015. Apple went on to say sales could fall in the current quarter, ending in March.More >>

Android fails to revive BlackBerry

Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:19:31 +1300 | Digitl

BlackBerry 's Android model, the Priv , failed to revive the company's phone sales. According to Juniper Research , BlackBerry only sold 734,000 phones in the last quarter of 2015 — a total of 3.7 million for the full year.More >>

The Biggest Change in Retail Telecoms

Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:22:59 +1300 | Terrible Talk

We’ve always liked to stir the pot and today is no different; since the Bell Company consumers have always been told what services they will receive and how those services will be delivered. Historically this has proved successful and, above all, simple.More >>

Internet service firms hard to contact and difficult to swap

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:10:53 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Big telecommunications retailers Vodafone New Zealand and Spark New Zealand rub their internet customers up the wrong way by being difficult to contact, but people stick with them all the same as it's too hard to compare services, ...More >>

Telco call centres under fire, Consumer NZ survey finds

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:09:30 +1300 | Consumer NZ

In an industry that’s all about telecommunications, Consumer NZ members find it hard to get the big players to answer the phone. More >>

New towers expand mobile phone coverage

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:05:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Fifteen new cell towers added to existing networks have expanded mobile coverage to more than 1700 square kilometres of rural areas previously without coverage. More >>

RBI fixed wireless going like a rocket

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:49:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

More rural New Zealanders are experiencing blistering internet speeds thanks to Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) towers being upgraded to 4G, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today. As of this month, more than 200 of Vodafone’s RBI towers have ...More >>


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