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Radio networking killed radio - not music tv or streaming

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:01:28 +1200 | Glen Clifford

In late 1980 UK novelty song ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ charted well in pacific countries. It was also the first song ever to be played on America’s MTV (Music TV), sparking much debate about the future of radio. As the records kept playing, ...More >>

Concerning stats about personal info gathered by Apps

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:27:36 +1200 | Symantec

Symantec released new research this morning on mobile app privacy and fraudulent Google Play apps that you may find useful for any mobile device and privacy stories. More >>

5G mobile challenge for New Zealand carriers

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:19:56 +1200 | Digitl

New Zealand's mobile carriers are keen to talk about 5G mobile. Telecommunications equipment makers are even keener to talk about it. They have more to gain in the short term. It's possible they have more to gain in the long term too.More >>

Service quality needs Commerce Commission scrutiny

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:35:22 +1200 | Digitl

The Commerce Commission says retail telecoms service will be one of its priorities for the next year. More >>

Vodafone offers Netflix on eligible mobile plans

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:37:54 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone announced today customers on any pay monthly mobile plan $79.99 or above will now be able to watch their favourite Netflix series, films and documentaries, thanks to Vodafone. More >>

Spark acquires Premier League rights; names new exec

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:38:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand has secured exclusive rights to Premier League football in the UK as it builds out a suite of content for the live-streaming sports service it plans to roll out early next year.More >>

Samsung Galaxy Note9 available to pre-order at Vodafone now

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:27:07 +1200 | Vodafone

New super powerful Samsung Galaxy Note9 available to pre-order at Vodafone now Friday August 10, 2018 Vodafone announced today the new super powerful Samsung Galaxy Note9 is available to pre-order online at and instore nationwide ...More >>

Spark expects to build 5G network with existing capex

Thu, 9 Aug 2018 13:23:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand expects to upgrade to a fifth-generation mobile network within its current capital spending and wants to divert funds into that programme as soon as it has spectrum. More >>

Spark New Zealand outlines 5G network intentions

Thu, 9 Aug 2018 09:44:34 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand has published today a briefing paper that outlines how it is on track to start providing 5G services to New Zealand consumers and businesses from 2020.More >>

Spark and Netsafe partner to stand against scams

Tue, 7 Aug 2018 09:57:01 +1200 | Spark NZ

From this week scam education brochures and wallet cards will be available at Spark stores around the country and dispatched with every new phone purchased from Spark. As older customers may be more targeted by scammers, brochures have also been placed ...More >>

Telco complaints data Q3 2018

Wed, 1 Aug 2018 12:33:37 +1200 | Telecommunication Dispute Resolution

Press Release: 1 August 2018 Telco complaints data Telecommunications Dispute Resolution (TDR) has released complaints data for Q3 2018 More >>

Entries now open for 2018 iSANZ Awards

Wed, 1 Aug 2018 10:36:02 +1200 | ISANZ

Entries are now invited for the 4th annual iSANZ Awards. Spanning private, public and not-for-profit sectors, these prestigious Awards give New Zealand businesses, industry and individuals the opportunity to showcase outstanding achievements in ...More >>

What the Fortnite update tells us about NZ telecommunication

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 18:28:03 +1200 | Digitl

Imagine if at 9pm one Thursday evening there was a sudden 20 percent surge in demand on the electricity network. At the very least there would be a few households reaching for candles and electric torches.More >>

Ultra Hub Plus modem while customers wait for fibre

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:32:03 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone New Zealand announced today new customers signing up to an Ultimate Home Fibre plan* will be able to get connected faster thanks to a New Zealand-first technology, the Ultra Hub Plus modem. The modem gives customers a mobile broadband connection ...More >>

Potential entrant means regulator wants to keep mobile roami

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:48:41 +1200 | Digitl

The Commerce Commission wants to continue regulating mobile roaming. At present it can make Spark, Vodafone or 2degrees give a new network owner wholesale access. This is part of the Telecommunications Act.More >>

Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan Feedback

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:53:48 +1200 | The National Cyber Policy Office

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Cyber Security Strategy refresh. We have held workshops on the possible vision, principles, and goals for a refreshed Cyber Security Strategy in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - thank you to all those who attended.More >>

Vodafone launches Unlimited Mobile plan for data hungry folk

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:42:32 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone today announced the launch of an Unlimited Mobile plan which includes unlimited data1, as well as unlimited talk and TXTs to standard NZ and OZ numbers2 for just $79.99 per month.More >>

Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:33:53 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark announced today that it has completed the first major milestone in its transition from the ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a future-ready IP-based voice network dubbed the ‘Converged Communications Network’ (CCN). More >>

Spark charged over billing issues and offer to new customers

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 11:09:59 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commission has laid 11 charges against Spark New Zealand Trading Limited (Spark) alleging it made false or misleading representations relating to its billing and a $100 offer for new customers.More >>

Curran: Speech to Lightning Lab GovTech launch

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 14:10:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Speech to Lightning Lab GovTech launch a Hon Clare Curran Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Government Digital Services More >>

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