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Telecom lowers capex estimates
Telecom CEO revises full year capex estimates in Q3 trading update
Fibre Watch: Hard Labour
Why isn't the opposition doing a better job attacking the Government's clumsy handling of its broadband initiatives?
Joyce "hell-bent" on UFB monopoly
TelstraClear CEO Allan Freeth says Comms Minister Steven Joyce is "hell-bent" on creating an ultra-fast broadband monopoly with Telecom.
Telco groups pitch Special Access Undertaking approach to UFB
The party of 11 Kiwi telcos and consumer advocate groups suggest "win-win" alternatives to a regulatory holiday.
SonicWall's Redman resigns
ANZ country manager Dean Redman to leave the internet security solutions provider next week.
Telecom exec team cut to 8
Wayne Peat, Group HR Director, will be leaving Telecom after a management reshuffle.
Fibre Watch: Telecom’s wild week
A billion dollar bid lodged, the RBI deal confirmed, a record fine, and some grief over a long-departed executive's new role. Dr Reynolds and the team have earned their Easter break.
TelstraClear: Telecom fine highlights regulatory holiday danger
"The court decision coming 10 years after the fact highlights the need for a referee that industry and consumers can turn to," says TelstraClear boss Allan Freeth.
Telecom submits final UFB proposal - promises change
CEO Paul Reynolds calls the final bid a "once-in-a-generation opportunity for New Zealand".
Telecom sells Yahoo!Xtra stake
Commercial partnership for Yahoo!7 to support Telecom's broadband customer remains in place.
Fibre Watch: Stop the head-banging
If the government isn't listening, why don't the telco industry activists try singing a different anthem?
CFH appoints local UFB chairs
Chairs for North Island Local Fibre Company and Northpower Fibre have been named by Crown Fibre Holdings.
Kiwi telcos and consumer groups fight UFB bill
An 11-strong group of telecommunications companies and consumer advocate groups have opposed the government's ultra fast broadband bill.
Fibre Watch: Don’t quote me on that
What are they putting in the water at Tel.Con 11? Industry leaders confess to receiving backhanders, making stupid investment decisions and being laughed at by fund managers.
Consumers don't trust govt's UFB bill
A poll of New Zealand consumers shows they don't trust the government's ultra-fast broadband bill and want the Commerce Commission retained as watchdog.
Pacific Fibre releases Invitation to Tender
"We remain firmly on track to finance and deliver the system in 2013," says Pacific Fibre CEO Mark Rushworth.
ComCom considers issues that may hinder UFB uptake
Draft study released that aims to identify issues that may impede the uptake of ultra-fast broadband in New Zealand.
Google to build UFB network in Kansas
Internet search giant signs deal with Kansas City to roll out a high-speed broadband network in 2012.
Fibre Watch: Pipe dreams
One company's recipe for making fibre-to-the-home available on tap involves blowing cables down consumers' water pipes.
Govt looks into Telecom variations
Comms Minister Steven Joyce has asked for feedback on a proposed variation to Telecom's operational separation undertakings in light of any RBI service it might offer.
Fibre Watch: Holiday from hell
Steven Joyce rejects industry outrage over the regulatory holiday provisions of the Telco Amendment Bill, accusing his critics of "jumping at shadows".
UFB "price book" leaked
The New Zealand Herald has obtained a "price book" that reveals wholesale charges set by Crown Fibre Holdings.
Now Telecom appoints Christchurch recovery director
Ralph Chivers steps up to lead the company’s Christchurch earthquake recovery efforts.
Fibre Watch: Uncertainty, frustration and bluster
Another fibre consortium makes it to the negotiating table but the fate of the ultra-fast broadband initiative remains uncertain.