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Slow, sluggish, not sweet at all

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:57:57 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Rural communities, frustrated by slow and unstable broadband, have been delivered a two fingered salute by Steven ‘Everything’s Sweet ’Joyce, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says.More >>

UBS rates Chorus a 'buy', Telecom cut to a 'sell'

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:16:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, whose shares have halved in value from their 2012 peak, offers long-term value given the prospects for ultra-fast broadband, while Telecom faces a challenge rebranding in a competitive services market, UBS analysts ...More >>

Judges probe as Chorus appeals Comcom pricing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:44:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) - Telecommunications infrastructure operator Chorus has opened its case in the Court of Appeal, challenging a High Court decision in April upholding the Commerce Commission's lower-than-expected regulated prices for broadband internet ...More >>

MOBIT Reveals Application and Marketing Intelligence for SMS

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:47:04 +1200 | MOBIT Technologies Ltd

At the Infusionsoft annual user conference of 3500 worldwide users (#ICON14), MOBIT unveiled its cutting-edge mobile marketing subscription service which is now available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. As a world first ‘hybrid technology, ...More >>

Review of Radiocommunications Act 1989

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:21:10 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published a discussion document reviewing New Zealand’s Radiocommunications Act 1989. The discussion document looks at issues including competition regulation, technical parameters on ...More >>

Cost of Insured Damage From June Storm $30 Million

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:26:23 +1200 | Insurance Council of New Zealand

The cost of insured damage from the June 2014 storm that brought down trees and power lines cutting power to over 80,000 residents was $30 million, taking the tally for the year to $107 million.More >>

Vodafone gives $100,000 for new Wellington Free Ambulance

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:09:30 +1200 | Vodafone

Wellingtonians will have another new ambulance on the road with the launch of a new free ambulance enabled by corporate donations – including $100,000 from Vodafone. More >>

HTC Announces the New Zealand Launch of the HTC Desire 310

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:07:15 +1200 | HTC

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has unveiled the new HTC Desire 310, bringing seamless multi-tasking, smooth browsing and effortless video creation to the entry-level market. Fusing a sophisticated Artic White design with a powerful ...More >>

Election '14 and the Internet: paper released

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:54:15 +1200 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ has today released to the public a paper setting out seven important issues facing the Internet, to help public discussion of Internet issues as the 2014 General Election approaches.More >>

How to make teleworking work

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:45:48 +1200 | AUT University

AUT University’s New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released the Telework Briefing , a collection of key findings on managing telework. The briefing is aimed at helping managers implement or review teleworking within organisations.More >>

Chorus suspends dividend payments, tweaks banking covenants

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:56:09 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has suspended dividend payments as regulatory uncertainty weighs on its balance sheet, and has renegotiated its banking covenants to give it some financial breathing space.More >>

NZ Post give network services contract to Vodafone

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:10:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ Post give network services contract to Vodafone, aiming to cut $19.2M annual spend More >>

Telecom Unleashes Ultra Fibre Across Wanganui

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:43:58 +1200 | Telecom New Zealand

Telecom, soon to be Spark, announced today that it is launching Ultra Fibre Broadband for residential and business customers, and a comprehensive range of UFB-based Corporate internet, data and voice solutions across Wanganui.More >>

Good Technology: Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:44:35 +1200 | Good Technology

Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced new features are now available in the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform, the integrated platform that addresses the needs of all constituents: IT, the end user and mobile application ...More >>

More victims fall foul of aggressive phone scam

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:01:01 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

A victim of an aggressive phone scam which is targeting Inland Revenue customers for money or threatening them with deportation or prison if they don’t pay has been duped out of $6,500.More >>

Vodafone launches Fantastic Fridays

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:50:30 +1200 | Vodafone

Love Fridays? So do we! And soon, Vodafone customers won’t have to wait all week for that Friday feeling with the launch of Fantastic Fridays – an incredible range of movie, music and sports experiences, and fantastic Prepay Deals.More >>

Public Meeting on Internet Connectivity in Outram

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:57:57 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

“A public meeting to discuss community-based solutions to improving internet speeds and reliability in Outram follows community agitation on poor connectivity,” Labour’s ICT Spokesperson Clare Curran said.More >>

SwipedOn Debuts New Visitor Book App

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:09:01 +1200 | SwipedOn

SwipedOn, the developer responsible for the hit of the same name, has today announced that the future of the front desk has arrived in the form of the company’s latest app, Visitor Book. The new visitor management app has been released via Apple’s ...More >>

InternetNZ releases submission on proposed UBA changes

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:12:46 +1200 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ has today released its submission to the Commerce Commission on the Commission's UBA Variants consultation paper, along with a legal opinion that offers some sharp perspectives on Chorus's proposals.More >>

The world’s first real-time mobile loyalty solution

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:42:47 +1200 | Collect

A real-time mobile loyalty solution designed for SME retailers and hospitality venues is set to change the in-store and online retail experience, as we know it. More >>

 

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