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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.
Crown Fibre prioritises Central Fibre talks
Comms Minister Steven Joyce applauds the number of bidders stepping up to the mark, says it's great for the taxpayer.
Fibre Watch: UFB on shaky ground
The fate of the project is uncertain as the government makes it clear its spending priorities have changed overnight.
Govt considering UFB delay?
InternetNZ says the option to delay or scrap the UFB process is a possibility being considered by parts of government.
Sweating the small stuff
Is managing supplier performance driving you crazy? Cathy Adams, Principal Consultant at Vendor Management NZ shares her advice on fine-tuning supplier relationships.
How business has failed IT like a bad parent
The world has really screwed up with owning IT, like a bad parent screwing up a child’s upbringing and letting them develop bad habits, says Wellington-based IT consultant and popular blogger Rob England.