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Closing the copper network

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:33:07 +1300 | Digitl

A year ago I posted When should we rip out the copper network?  It's too early to name a date today, but following this discussion on Linkedin , I predicted: As the law stands today, a street has copper even if only one house uses it. The price is ...More >>

Trustpower says churn lower when telco services added

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:59:59 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 5 (BusinessDesk) - Trustpower, the multi-utility company controlled by Infratil, said customers that buy electricity and telco services have a much lower rate of churn than those that only buy one service.More >>

Mass collection of Pacific data affects Kiwi holidaymakers

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:28:44 +1300 | InternetNZ

The allegation that New Zealand has conducted mass data harvesting on its Pacific Island neighbours raises concerns about New Zealanders’ communications being collected, says InternetNZ.More >>

Partnership a Smart Move for New Zealand Business

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:12:15 +1300 | Mindfull

The big data revolution in New Zealand has taken a big step forward with business intelligence experts Mindfull teaming up with leading professional services firm Deloitte to deliver a comprehensive analytics and business consulting package.More >>

New Zealand First Gets Fruit Fly Pest Hotline Staffed 24/7

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:30:27 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First thanks the Ministry for Primary Industries on behalf of our primary producers for now seemingly staffing the Pest and Disease Hotline 24/7. More >>

Kordia turns to profit in 1H as Australian business improves

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:54:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 4 (BusinessDesk) - Kordia Group, the broadcasting and telecommunications network operator, turned to a profit in the first half on an improved performance at its Australian business.More >>

Spark sells Telecom Rentals for $106M to FlexiGroup

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:05:54 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 4 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand, formerly Telecom Corp, agreed to sell its Telecom Rentals business for $106 million to Australian financial services company FlexiGroup.More >>

Changes proposed to telecommunications facilities standards

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:12:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

P ublic feedback is being sought on proposed changes to the National Environmental Standard (NES) for telecommunications facilities to help speed up improvements and reduce costs.More >>

Vodafone partners with Netflix – reveals launch offer

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:56:58 +1300 | Vodafone

Vodafone is excited to be giving Kiwis an offer to get Netflix streaming on their smartphones, teaming up with Netflix as the exclusive communications launch partner in New Zealand.More >>

Sony sets the new mid-range standard with Xperia™ M4 Aqua

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:07:06 +1300 | Sony Mobile Communications

• Capture more - just point and shoot, with a powerful13MP camera, F2.0 aperture and Sony’s intelligent Superior Auto mode More >>

Gallagher Introduces New Technology to the Security Market

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:23:20 +1300 | Gallagher Security Management Systems

DATELINE--(Marketwired - March 01, 2015) - The latest product developments from leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, have today been released to the global market allowing businesses of all sizes to go mobile, simplify start up security ...More >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge define what’s next in mobility

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:22:18 +1300 | Samsung New Zealand

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge define what’s next in mobility Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge – smart invents beautiful – the most advanced mobile devices in the market Auckland, New Zealand, March 2nd 2015 – Samsung Electronics New Zealand ...More >>

Freedom to Control: The FCC, the Internet and Net Neutrality

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:07:01 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler was bullish after the 3-2 vote of his commission reclassifying broadband as common carriers. Companies such as Verizon had made their mark in previous litigation, arguing that the FCC ...More >>

BlackBerry Classic: Steampunk smartphone

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:08:49 +1300 | Digitl

BlackBerry Classic takes design back to a time the brand was still a name to conjure with. BB fans will love it, everyone else will ignore it. More >>

Broadband as part of the bigger infrastructure picture

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:47:09 +1300 | Digitl

New Zealand's government sponsored fibre Ultrafast Broadband and the Rural Broadband Initiative are just two major infrastructure projects transforming the nation. More >>

Spark gives mobile plans an upgrade

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:45:26 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark continues to reinvent what is expected from a mobile provider with an announcement today that it is packing a whole lot more value into its pay-monthly mobile plans. The new plan line-up includes substantially bigger mobile data allowances and unlimited ...More >>

A Note From the US President on Net Neutrality

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:39:12 +1300 | The White House

The FCC just voted in favor of a strong net neutrality rule to keep the Internet open and free. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon : Cellphones damaging brains

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:30:45 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Is it cellphones themselves that damage our brains? Or could it be, perish the thought, the information cellphones bring to our attention that causes cerebral grief.....? More >>

Canadian group's pivotal role in Historic Win for Internet

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:27:38 +1300 | OpenMedia

Year-long campaign ends in victory, after massive global coalition unites to stop telecom conglomerates’ plan to force millions of websites into an Internet slow laneMore >>

Their ‘best plan ever’ is so last week

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:49:24 +1300 | Skinny Mobile

AUCKLAND, NZ – Never one to be beaten on price, Skinny Mobile is launching New Zealand’s best value prepay monthly data combo – the Ultimate $46 Monthly Prepay Combo.More >>

 

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