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NZ telcos plead guilty, given fines over false invoicing
"It was a failure to implement and then ensure proper processes were operating. This was highly careless."
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."
Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett steps down amid health battle
Effective immediately, the announcement comes following a recent diagnosis of multiple tumours on the brain, treatment for which is currently underway.
Telcos in the hot seat after ComCom lays charges
Slingshot, Flip and Orcon have had 13 charges laid against them by the Commerce Commission.
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
"I have lost count of how many times a former FX/Orcon/Callplus employee has told me that they “don’t have visibility” of billing ."
Vocus New Zealand, Aussie data centres on the chopping block
Vocus NZ is up to be put up for sale, with Australian parent Vocus Group also looking to sell the company’s Aussie data centre assets.
Orcon says average monthly data usage (currently 150MB) soon to hit 1TB
Data. You can almost never get enough, which has made it both the bane and blessing of modern life - Orcon says usage is about to skyrocket.
Orcon & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo
“With installs already set to take up to 6 weeks, people don’t always realise that if an order hits any snags, they can be left with no internet."
Orcon continues Gig rollout to Whangarei
“We have been staggered by the demand for Gig. Gig is the quickest and very best available."
2degrees crushes competition to win Canstar broadband satisfaction award
Just six months after entering the broadband fray, 2degrees has cleaned up in the Canstar Consumer Satisfaction awards for broadband services.
Netflix ranks NZ streaming speeds
Popular streaming service Netflix has released findings on how Kiwi internet providers stack up in regards to streaming speeds.
How to calculate the purchase price of an ISP
It all comes down to how much the buyer wants the transaction to happen and the drivers the vendor has for selling.
CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
CallPlus has hit back at legal action by broadcasters trying to stop global mode - and subtly called out Spark for its role in the legal fracas.
Kiwi streaming companies VS the world
In response to what they believe is a breach of copyright, Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ intend to take action against ISPs promoting Global Mode
2degrees: No, not sold, buying!
After plenty of speculation that 2degrees was about to be sold, it turns out they're the ones doing the buying.
Fastest broadband services officially live in Dunedin
Gigabit broadband services are now live in Dunedin today, meaning the city can now access the fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere.
Consumer NZ poll slams Vodafone and Spark
Vodafone and Spark have a long way to go before their customers feel satisfied with their service.
Reduced profits and fewer ISPs – the NZ ISP Market In 2015
Brendan Ritchie takes a look at the increasing difficulty ISPs face in their quest to return a profit for their shareholders
Countdown to Christmas with our best articles of the year
From gay CEOs, sexist CEOs and mean CEOs to women at the top, disappearing ISPs and our whole office fighting it out on their Fitbits, we’ve had a great year.
Orcon reveals Gigatown launch plans ahead of tonight's Gigatown announcement
The offer includes personal account managed installation support as well as a free Roku 3 TV streaming player so Gigatown residents can make the most out of their lightning fast internet.
Sparks continue to fly over Orcon throttling campaign
Orcon’s traffic management position is not exactly the same as Spark’s
Spark hits back against 'bogus' Orcon throttling claims
Spark has hit back at claims made by Orcon over traffic throttling, claiming it’s nothing more than a PR stunt.
Orcon shines bright light on throttling
Orcon says an estimated 81 percent of Kiwi internet users could be having their internet artificially slowed down.
Orcon - Fighting for internet freedom, apparently
It seems Orcon’s tongue-in-cheek new TV ad isn't hitting the right buttons.