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Exclusive: Kacific makes a bid for the APAC satellite broadband market
"As the region progresses to 5G, traditional telecommunications networks will need to be innovative in how they meet the immense demand for bandwidth."
TeamTalk posts profit, continues investment in infrastructure
The company aims to have its digital radio network fully rolled out across New Zealand by mid-2019.
Kiwis dump VDSL in favour of new broadband prospects
Around 34% are now on fibre and 16% on wireless broadband.
Australian broadband users opting for faster speed tiers, according to NBN
The company states that 70% of new orders on the nbn network are now based on wholesale speed tiers of 50 Mbps (download) or higher.
Superloop acquires SkyMesh broadband customers in $1.5 million deal
The new deal will add over 10,000 broadband subscribers to Superbb, the newly formed retail broadband division of Superloop.
Step up your network security with SD-WAN
Not just any SD-WAN solution can offer the right levels of network security.
ComCom seeks 3000 volunteers for broadband performance testing
The Commerce Commission wants to rally 3000 volunteers to help make New Zealand’s broadband better for everyone.
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."
Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
“[We] look forward to continuing to build a great internet service for New Zealanders.”
Taitokerau Fibre Networks and Kordia upgrade Northland fibre link
Taitokerau Fibre Networks is 80% owned by three Iwi of Te Taitokerau (Te Rarawa, Ngati Whatua and Whaingaroa).
Vodafone buys remaining 30% stake in Farmside for $3 million
Vodafone New Zealand acquired 70% of Farmside for $10 million in cash, closing the deal in May 2017.
NBN reports healthy growth figures on the back of service initiatives
The public infrastructure provider has reportedly increased its revenue to more than $1.4 billion.
ComCom requesting telco feedback on funding for future fibre regulation
The Commerce Commission has calculated that it would cost $12 million to implement the proposed regulation over a three-year period.
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
Former Internet Australia CEO weighs in on FTTC rollout
In response to a rising tide of complaints from unhappy customers, NBN Co has now headed for a halfway house.
Spark and Skinny launching 240GB wireless broadband plans
Some wireless broadband customers can now access a massive 240GB of data as their broadband plan.
Bridging the gap: how to bring world-class fibre speeds to rural businesses
Why the UFB's urban focus shouldn't inhibit rural businesses from attaining a fibre-grade broadband connection.
SD-WAN provides effective, affordable uptime for SMBs
Legacy premium services at high costs are no longer viable for small businesses.
Fibre-to-the-Curb: NBN releases new broadband access technology
The NBN Co solution promises fast broadband by connecting fibre to a telecom pit near a driveway outside a home or business.
IDC NZ warns that the current fixed broadband market is unsustainable
IDC New Zealand has released a market report discussing the current and future state of the New Zealand fixed broadband market.
Chorus posts profit, trims staff - will invest in infrastructure, CX
Chorus nets $47m in profit. CEO says company will continue to improve customer experience and invest in infrastructure across NZ.
NBN achieve double revenue figures according to half-year financial report
As at 31 December 2017, NBN declared that 6.1 million premises are ‘ready to connect’ and a total of 7.1 million premises are ‘ready for service’.
NBN teams up with Telstra, Vocus and TPG on enterprise fibre product
NBN’s ‘Enterprise Ethernet’ product is designed to deliver wholesale high-bandwidth that can achieve speeds of up to 1Gbps.