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Finalists for the 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards revealed
"It is great to see such a diverse range of finalists recognised and highlights what a great position connectivity in New Zealand is in."
NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
"Having assessed the state of competition in the mobile market, we haven't identified any particular problems or structural issues that could be hampering competition."
Broadband and mobile: Rural New Zealand gets more of the good stuff
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees announce new rural broadband and mobile services in twenty locations
Emojis in the workplace struggle to span generations
“People can interpret emojis in different ways and different groups often associate different meanings with different symbols, and this doesn’t always cross the generations.”
Canstar Blue’s SMB Internet Provider award winners are...
“It’s getting harder to be a small business in New Zealand, but technology is making life easier for us.”
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
Study finds NZ mobile services in good stead due to competition
The study found indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services were trending in a positive direction for consumers.
Spark, Vodafone, and 2degrees team up for Christchurch
Chief executives from New Zealand’s largest internet providers have jumped on board with the Christchurch Call to Action.
Forgotten your phone? Nearly half of Kiwis would feel ‘naked’
A majority of Kiwis are finding mobile phones increasingly indispensable to everyday life, a new survey finds with some very interesting results.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
2degrees jumps on the bundle bandwagon with Amazon Prime
Following the trend set by Vodafone and Spark, 2degrees is trying to lure customers into a contract with the promise of access to streaming content.
2degrees lays down the gauntlet with price promise
The telco provider has promised that its residential broadband customers won’t face a pay rise this year.
No Pixel 3 for Kiwis - Why the snub, Google?
Google’s offerings in the NZ market are limited at best and there is no sign of when its latest phone will be hitting our shores.
ComCom says national roaming stays, including 5G
Despite Vodafone and Spark’s protests, the Commerce Commission decided there will be no changes to national roaming in order to promote competition.
2degrees leaps to the cloud with Commvault HyperScale Software
2degrees was already using Commvault’s data protection solutions but recognised the need for a more holistic approach.
Govt escalates rural broadband completion a year ahead of schedule
Communications minister Clare Curran says she wants "people to know they don’t have to wait until the end of 2022."
NZ telcos toughen their stance against scam calls and emails
“Historically, when we’ve seen scam activity on our network, we’ve lacked a fast and simple way to coordinate."
Wi-Fi calling is coming to an iPhone near you
This brings the total number of customers on 2degrees who can take advantage of Wi-Fi calling to over 350,000.
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
"I have lost count of how many times a former FX/Orcon/Callplus employee has told me that they “don’t have visibility” of billing ."
TaaS panel supplier round-up - the big four and more
Since its launch in 2015, the TaaS panel has undergone a fair few changes, especially in recent days. We have a look at who is doing what, right now.
2G breathes its last breath as 2degrees shuts down network
2degrees customers, with 2G devices, have until March 15 to upgrade.
Who is going to buy Vocus NZ?
The Vocus Group is reportedly looking for $500 million for its NZ assets as it tries to decrease debt and steady the ship.
ComCom makes final decision on what major telcos will contribute to $50m levy
Some providers pass the levy contribution onto consumers through a charge on their monthly bills.