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Gordon Campbell on the govt’s token plans for cyber-security

Fri, 6 May 2016 10:09:48 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Basically, the world is divided into two types of people : those who think the Panama Papers illustrate the bad shit that some people do, and those who think the Panama Papers illustrate what needs to be done to make sure no-one else discovers the shit ...More >>

Spark, Huawei crack 1Gbps as Christchurch 4.5G mobile launch

Thu, 5 May 2016 11:04:17 +1200 | Digitl

You can see the Spark 4.5 antennae on the top of the Hereford Street building in the photo at the top left of the picture.  More >>

Spark and Huawei switch on New Zealand’s fastest mobile site

Wed, 4 May 2016 13:42:54 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Spark and network partner Huawei have enabled the first 4.5G mobile site in New Zealand at Spark’s Hereford Street exchange in Christchurch. Reaching 1.15Gbps (gigabits per second) in a speed test today, it is the fastest mobile data speed ...More >>

Submissions on telecommunications services sought

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:30:13 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission today released the preliminary findings of its five yearly review of whether to investigate deregulating selected services in Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 2001 (the Act).More >>

Final call to merchants to upgrade terminals

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:53:43 +1200 | Paymark

As the end of April rapidly approaches, Paymark is reminding those few remaining retail merchants to upgrade those EFTPOS terminals still running Version 6.0 software, as it will cease to function fromApril 30.More >>

Business leaders join international cyber security line-up

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:19:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

More than 200 top business people will join Communications Minister Amy Adams for New Zealand’s first Cyber Security Summit in Auckland next Thursday (May 5). More >>

Spark gives customers even more with cool new services

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:11:59 +1200 | Spark

Video: Spark’s Jason Paris, Lightbox’s Maria Mahoney and Spark customer, Mia Llewellyn speak about what today’s news means for customers. Download the high-def video here . More >>

NZ healthcare sector embraces mobile technology

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:22:35 +1200 | HHL Group

The healthcare sector is under constant pressure to cut costs and improve services at the point of delivery. Mobile technology is making this a reality and proving beneficial to healthcare professionals, who spend a lot of time out in the community.More >>

New cables may revive overseas interest in New Zealand data

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:00:14 +1200 | Digitl

New Zealand hasn’t been able to capitalise on being a low-cost, green home for data centres. Until now. Tasman Global Access and Hawaiki could change that. More >>

Telephone operators targeted by scammers

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:19:36 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Government contact centre operators are on guard for overseas callers pestering them for information about staff. More >>

On Demand on TV for all - FreeviewPlus now on Satellite

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:57:22 +1200 | FreeView

Enjoying On Demand on TV is about to become a whole lot simpler and easier for even more Kiwis up and down the country, as Freeview New Zealand rolls out FreeviewPlus on their satellite platform.More >>

Connexis adds Telecommunications to industry coverage

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:36:15 +1200 | Connexis

20 April 2016: Connexis will now oversee standards and qualifications for the Telecommunications Industry after working in close partnership with The Skills Organisation to make this transition.More >>

Green energy cell site gives mobile safety boost

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:11:50 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Caption: Kauaeranga Valley Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) cell site is powered by solar and wind energy. More >>

First TaaS implementation in Christchurch CBD delivered

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:40:45 +1200 | Spark NZ

Statistics New Zealand and Spark have partnered to deliver one of the first Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS) government connectivity networks, helping a number of government agencies return to Christchurch CBD.More >>

TGA cable landing works in Raglan now complete

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:57:20 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

A team of specialist submarine cable experts have successfully laid the first section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable in Raglan. More >>

Snapshot of our internet usage - Expert reaction

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:52:04 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Online privacy concerns and inequality in internet access are highlighted in the latest New Zealand data from the World Internet Project. More >>

Fibre unbundling will unlock full potential of UFB network

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:43:29 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone welcomes confirmation that the promise to open fibre networks to increased competition will remain as a key feature of the New Zealand communications market in 2020.More >>

More predictable regulation for NZ's telecom backbone

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:36:45 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) - The copper and fibre-optic networks used for New Zealand telecommunications services will move to a simpler, more predictable form of regulation, similar to that used for regulating the monopoly parts of the electricity system, ...More >>

Telco regulation announcements set a sensible direction

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:20:34 +1200 | Internet NZ

InternetNZ is pleased with the Government's announcements this morning of the future direction of telecommunications regulation in New Zealand. In a critical and welcome decision, Minister Amy Adams has confirmed that Kiwi broadband users will be protected ...More >>

TUANZ cautiously welcomes communications regulation review

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:53:37 +1200 | TUANZ

TUANZ cautiously welcomes the Government’s announcements today on some key decisions for the future of telecommunications regulation in New Zealand. More >>


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