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Orcon unlocks the internet with launch of Global Mode
"Broadcast TV is dying so we want to give customers access to even more online content, matched with cheaper high-spec ultra-fast broadband plans."
CallPlus takes on the "big boys" with new Orcon and Flip hires
"What we have is a varied portfolio of brands, each with strong leadership, and a vision to really challenge the big boys."
Done deal as Kiwi Internet Provider buys Orcon...
"Orcon fits well in our business and appeals to a different market segment than our existing internet brands. We now have something for all New Zealanders."
Google releases NZ video quality report
Google has released its first Video Quality Report for New Zealand, enabling Kiwis to check out the level of video quality their Internet service provider can play YouTube videos.
Company linked to Orcon part-owner avoids liquidation
Vivid Networks, the company linked with Orcon part-owner Warren Hurst, avoided liquidation in Auckland’s High Court yesterday.
Distie deal thrills, Orcon spills and dollar bills
Six months is a long time in the New Zealand channel market.
Commerce Commission extends copper pricing consultation
"We take the industry’s concerns seriously and believe that the benefits of ensuring effective industry input outweigh any extended period of uncertainty."
The simple but effective way to conquer the NZ tech space...
"I’m no Steve Jobs," laughs Seeby Woodhouse, the Voyager founder currently ripping up the Internet Service Provider market in New Zealand.
2degrees likely buyer for Orcon?
Speculation is rife that Orcon is about to pass into new ownership, with 2degrees rumoured to be buying a majority stake in the company, if not outright ownership.
When is unlimited broadband actually unlimited?
"I’d encourage Telecom to have a closer look at what it’s telling its customers. It’s nearly there, just needs a nudge in the right direction."
Orcon cuts off Dotcom internet campaign...
Orcon has revealed its campaign featuring Kim Dotcom is coming to an end, as the internet mogul focuses on his political aspirations.
One summary says it all - broadband plan comparison is now even easier
A standard format has been developed to help consumers compare different fixed line, residential broadband offers from New Zealand’s leading operators.
Adams backs better broadband info for consumers...
"These changes will make it easier for people to compare what different providers are offering, and to know if they are signing up for a package that meets their needs."
The Warehouse has "absolutely no intention" of buying Orcon
The Warehouse Group has absolutely no intention of being involved in the bid and due diligence activity for Orcon, according to company CEO Mark Powell.
State of Orcon; Who’s buying…?
Following increased media speculation that Orcon is being touted to buyers, more details of the alleged sale surfaced over the weekend.
State of Orcon; Timeline of events…
Orcon’s on the market, again. Less than a year after Kordia sold the ISP to a buyer group of Kiwi businesspeople, the firm is once again being touted to bidders. Check out Techday’s run-down of events during the past twelve months...
Five bids come in for under-fire Orcon…
2degrees, CallPlus, The Warehouse… who is buying Orcon?
State of Orcon; We dig the dirt
"I can assure you the company is solvent," Orcon chief executive Greg McAlister says. "Every month as an organisation our board has to have confidence that the business is solvent and they do."
What got Kiwis talking in the NZ Channel market last year...
Geoff Hunt, Des Ling, Alicia Keys, a struggling Trade Me rival, the Samsung S4, the newly released Microsoft Office, a desperate Renaissance, a $80m telco sale plus more - find out what made the news during 2013 in the New Zealand channel market...
Kiwis demand faster broadband and more data
More than forty per cent of Kiwis are looking to upgrade to a faster broadband technology such as UFB or VDSL, a new survey reveals.
“Misleading” Orcon forced to pull Dotcom broadband ad
Advertising Standards Agency rules that the statement "truly unlimited broadband" is misleading.
Report claims Vodafone SuperNet still fastest in NZ
The latest independent research from Epitiro reveals that Vodafone still has on average the fastest ADSL broadband network speeds in New Zealand.
Orcon to pass on full copper price reduction to customers
Orcon CEO Greg McAlister has reiterated the company’s commitment to lower broadband prices and promises to pass on any copper savings directly to consumers.
Orcon resolves Wellington Labour weekend internet outage
Orcon has confirmed the internet outage in Wellington Central which occurred over the weekend is now resolved.