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Telco Levy Bill Passes

Fri, 22 May 2015 23:01:35 +1200 |

MPs completed the second reading at 7.30pm with a vote of 88 to 32 with Labour opposed. They then ground through the committee stages and completed the third reading at 11pm.More >>

Telco Levy Bill Completes First Reading

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:29:48 +1200 |

The first reading debate on the Telecommunications (Development Levy) Amendment Bill has been completed under Urgency. More >>

Costs of Govt's telco levy to to be passed on to consumers

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:12:33 +1200 | Spark

“Spark New Zealand supports the expansion of broadband and mobile connectivity in rural New Zealand,” says Managing Director Simon Moutter. More >>

SCEE and Sony Mobile sign sponsorship deal until 2018

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:53:31 +1200 | Spark PR and Activate

SCEE and Sony Mobile sign sponsorship deal until 2018 22nd May 2015, Auckland: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Sony Mobile Communications today confirmed a three year global partnership as Official Partners of the UEFA Champions League ...More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


TUANZ Digital Journey Tool

Thu, 21 May 2015 10:50:34 +1200 | TUANZ

The Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) is today launching the TUANZ Digital Journey tool as its looks to help its members to take the leap into the digital future. The tool takes only 10 minutes to complete and enables businesses ...More >>

Vodafone NZ's annual revenue dips as competition mounts

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:42:59 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Global telecommunications firm Vodafone Group has reported a dip in its New Zealand revenue amid increased competition. More >>

Vodafone achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

Mon, 18 May 2015 12:31:01 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand’s wholesale division today announced the achievement of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 E-Access certification. Vodafone is the first and currently only MEF Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certified service provider in New Zealand.More >>

Trustpower annual earnings up 13%

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:15:15 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) - Trustpower, the Tauranga-based energy and telecommunications service provider, posted a 13 percent rise in its underlying full-year earnings, excluding revaluation of a major acquisition, to $122.9 million. More >>

IkeGPS's CEO Milnes and CTO Toorenburg move to US

Fri, 15 May 2015 10:17:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) - IkeGPS, the remote measurement software and hardware developer, is relocating its chief executive Glenn Milnes and chief technology officer Leon Toorenburg to the US, its major market. More >>

Spark Fibre Landline may solve old folk telephone woes

Thu, 14 May 2015 18:51:22 +1200 | Digitl

From today Spark fibre customers wanting a voice telephone service no longer need to buy a separate copper line as well as fibre. And people living in fibre-only places can now get the closest thing to an old-school telephone.More >>

GridAKL-Huawei partnership highlights shifting focus

Thu, 14 May 2015 18:39:40 +1200 | Digitl

There was a time when an ambitious New Zealand innovation project would have looked to the UK, US or Japan for an international partner. More >>

Inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau

Thu, 14 May 2015 15:04:20 +1200 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau’s process for determining its foreign intelligence activity – 14 May 2015, at 3pm More >>

2degrees tops streaming speeds, Vodafone 2nd, Spark 8th

Wed, 13 May 2015 17:02:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 13 (BusinessDesk) - Film and TV streaming firm Netflix has released its first assessment of New Zealand broadband speeds since launching in the country in March, and finds the fastest internet service provider is Snap, the Christchurch ISP acquired ...More >>

New Zealand’s thirst for the internet accelerates

Tue, 12 May 2015 13:22:41 +1200 | Spark

New figures from Spark New Zealand have confirmed that New Zealanders are in the midst of a transformational change in how they use the internet. More >>

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington

Fri, 8 May 2015 11:43:35 +1200 | Haystac

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington Naked broadband provider Bigpipe has extended its national reach, announcing today, the launch of its unlimited UFB offering into Wellington. The Spark Venture business is giving Wellingtonians the ...More >>

Catherine Austin Fitts Lecture In NZ - "Global Rebalancing" - Auckland University May 23

Thu, 7 May 2015 12:19:21 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

Catherine Austin Fitts, one of Scoop's most celebrated columnists is delivering a public Lecture in Auckland on May 23rd on the subject of "The Global [Economic] Rebalancing".More >>

Spark's campaign should help Commerce Commission

Thu, 7 May 2015 11:05:02 +1200 | Internet NZ

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter says that there are some important questions being raised by Spark, and the Commerce Commission needs to set out why it wants to set regulated prices in New Zealand that are so much higher than overseas."More >>

Sign up now for text alerts

Tue, 5 May 2015 11:46:38 +1200 | Environment Southland

It takes just a couple of minutes, but a simple step taken now could make all the difference in a major emergency. More >>

Help comes for elderly UFB customers

Fri, 1 May 2015 16:01:21 +1200 | Consumer

Consumer NZ has negotiated a deal with Slingshot to provide cheaper services to the residents of Marshall Court Apartments in Miramar, Wellington. More >>


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