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COVID-19 highlighted the importance of NZ's telecommunications networks -TCF
"It was a significant test for the telecommunications sector, and collectively the industry stepped up to meet unprecedented levels of demand."
ComCom seeks feedback on Chorus withdrawal from copper and broadband services
“By 2022, most New Zealanders are expected to have access to fibre at home. That means large parts of the traditional copper phone and broadband network may no longer be needed."
Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees condemn cell site attacks
New Zealand telco firms are warning recent arson attempts on cell sites may have an impact on phone and internet connectivity across Auckland.
Vodafone opens Essential Connectivity Hubs during COVID-19 lockdown
Vodafone New Zealand has opened 45 stores this week to support New Zealanders with essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
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.
Check your home network: Demand will congest internet during Covid-19 lockdown
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum says demand for data will increase as New Zealanders use their home networks to access internet to continue working, learning and to entertain themselves once the entire country goes into self-isolation.
NZ telcos preparing to keep up with extra demand over coronavirus self isolation
“The New Zealand telecommunication industry has high quality networks which are more than able to respond to extra demands on the networks from people working from home and spending more time at home due to self-isolation.
TCF: Telcos meeting New Zealand demand
The Commerce Commission has released its Annual Telecommunication Monitoring Report this week, and the TCF says it is welcoming the report's findings.
Home-based telcos causing most headaches for Kiwis
“The average New Zealand household has 4.6 telecommunications connections, so there is always going to be a higher level of complaints compared to other consumer goods or services."
NZ Telco Forum responds to ComCom report complaint numbers
Earlier this week, a Commerce Commission report stated that telecommunications had the most complaints of any industry - the TCF isn’t convinced.
Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
The losses are almost five times higher compared to the same period last year, from reported losses alone.
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."
BANNED: NZ telcos to blacklist Samsung Galaxy Note7 from all mobile networks
The New Zealand Telecommunications Industry has now blacklisted the Samsung Galaxy Note7 from all mobile networks, starting from November 18.
NZ telco industry 'world class' despite increasing levels of complaints
“NZ is one of few countries offering nationwide gigabit services to consumers via the UFB network, and this kind of innovation is putting us ahead."
Kiwis transfer their millionth mobile number
“Number portability is key to the competition between telecommunications service providers."
Kiwis: recycle your old, unwanted phones
“It’s an industry initiative led by the TCF in which all the major mobile phone operators work together.”
InternetNZ chief praises NZ telco sector
InternetNZ is welcoming the results of a NZTF report, saying it is a stocktake of the positive story NZ has to tell in telecommunications.
New guidelines for telecommunications wiring
“It’s important to understand some of the fundamentals of how to network a premises to get the best online user experience.”