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NZ telcos to provide essential repair services using 'no contact' model
Telecommunications companies have closed their doors for usual retail service, but will provide repairs and modem and phone provisions only if there is a genuine connectivity issue.
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.
Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
All work, no play: 2degrees survey finds Kiwi SMBs won't take a break
‘No holidays please, we’re SMBs’. That’s the sentiment coming from almost 1000 Kiwi small businesses, according to a study by 2degrees.
2degrees, Telstra lead the way in NZ and Aus mobile markets
A new report for data company Tutela has revealed 2degrees provides its users with the best mobile experience, while in Australia, Telstra leads the pack.
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.