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Coromandel to benefit from extended Rural Broadband

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:51:37 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our District is ready to take advantage of the just-announced next phase of the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative. The announcement from Communications Minister Amy Adams includes funding to boost broadband speeds in rural areas and to extend mobile coverage ...More >>

Keeping Spark broadband customers connected

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:23:04 +1300 | Spark

Copper lines (which deliver ADSL/VDSL broadband and PSTN voice) are an aging technology managed by Chorus that are prone to faults. Spark saw copper faults become far more common in the winter months due to the wet weather – and spoke to many thousands ...More >>

Spark welcomes next phase of Rural Broadband Initiative

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:50:18 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand today welcomed the decision by Communications Minister Amy Adams to seek proposals to extend the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI). More >>

Next phase of flagship rural connectivity rollout launched

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:33:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Improved broadband and mobile services for rural New Zealand will grow regional economies and boost tourism in key destinations, Communications Minister Amy Adams says. More >>

Grants awarded to pioneering Kiwis using tech to help youth

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:52:14 +1300 | Vodafone

The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation is celebrating 25 years supporting communities with the announcement of its first ever Technology Development Grants last night. More >>

Vodafone gigabit FibreX promises faster installs, lower cost

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:35:50 +1300 | Digitl

Vodafone is using the promise of a three-day install and lower gigabit prices as a lure to its FibreX network. More >>

MEA & T-Mobile: Just reached top #20 in Apple’s App Store

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:37:26 +1300 | MEA Mobile

MEA ’s Printicular app has just reached #19 in Apple’s App Store Top Free Apps (USA), and #4 in the Photo & Video category. More >>

Vodafone commits to 3 day connection of ‘FibreX’ services

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:09:20 +1300 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone unveils competitive pricing and commits to three day connection of ‘FibreX’ services in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch More >>

Extra 3825km2 of cell coverage delivered to rural areas

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:40:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

An area the size of 450,000 rugby fields has been added to the country’s cell network in just two years, says Communications Minister Amy Adams More >>

Centrify suggests seven steps to slash cybercrime

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:47:55 +1300 | Centrify

Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, warns that organisations need more than just user awareness programs to cut the risk of social engineering and cyber fraud.More >>

Hawaiki Transpacific Cable Remains on Schedule for Mid-2018

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:43:24 +1300 | Hawaiki Cable

AUCKLAND, New Zealand and EATONTOWN, N.J., USA - Oct. 17 2016 - Another significant milestone has been reached in the deployment of Hawaiki, the 14,000 km transpacific cable system scheduled for completion in mid-2018, as Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP ...More >>

Increased customer complaints reported

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:19:37 +1300 | NZ Telecommunications Forum - TCF

Although the number of consumer complaints recorded by the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Scheme (TDRS) has increased, the New Zealand Telecommunications industry is providing world class services, says TCF CEO Geoff Thorn. “New Zealand is one ...More >>

Cyber Toa Launches Cyber Outreach

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:17:06 +1300 | Cyber Toa

Cyber Toa has today launched Cyber Outreach – general cyber security awareness training for employees. Delivered in house by highly experienced instructors, this 90min training course is intended to raise the cyber awareness understanding within ...More >>

Fibre connections double in one year

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:27:11 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The number of fibre-optic broadband connections in New Zealand has more than doubled since June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Over 220,000 broadband connections in New Zealand are made through fibre, compared with 105,000 one year ago. As at ...More >>

Half of broadband connections are unlimited

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:52:45 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Half of broadband connections are unlimited – and we’re making the most of it – Media release More >>

Actions needed to secure Norfolk Island telecommunications

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:08:10 +1300 | Triworlds Pty Ltd

13 October, 2016 - A US$300M, 13,200km cable is soon to be deployed by a New Zealand company ( ), linking the US to Australia, New Zealand and several Pacific Islands including Hawaii and American Samoa. Only the 90km link to Norfolk Island ...More >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – $100 Customer Credit

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:04:25 +1300 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone, in partnership with Samsung, today announced that Note 7 customers will be issued with a $100 credit to compensate them for the stress and inconvenience of having to replace and/or return their device.More >>

Know rights following the Samsung Galaxy Note7 Recall

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:12:50 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

In the wake of the recent recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 phone, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s Consumer Protection team is reminding people to become familiar with their rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA).More >>

What you'll pay for gigabit fibre

Sun, 9 Oct 2016 17:21:31 +1300 | Digitl

If you live in parts of New Zealand covered by the Ultrafast Broadband network, you can now download data at gigabit speeds. Most of the time that means services running at 1Gbps down and 500Mbps up.More >>

Akamai report fails to do justice to NZ broadband speeds

Sun, 9 Oct 2016 17:20:17 +1300 | Digitl

Everyone living in New Zealand knows broadband is getting faster. A lot faster. Regular Truenet reports documenting ISP performance underline this . More >>


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