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Smartphone
Surge in phone usage as Kiwis head to Japan for Rugby World Cup
“We saw a fivefold increase in data usage from Kiwi travellers roaming in Japan over the past month – equating to more than 10 terabytes of data."
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Cybersecurity
Unisys: Staying cyber safe during Rugby World Cup
“New Zealanders have registered their concerns about both their physical and cyber safety at large-scale events loudly and clearly, to the point of rethinking their plans to attend."
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Sky
Annoyed, angry and devastated: How Kiwis really feel about streaming the Rugby World Cup
"When it comes to watching the All Blacks and the Rugby World Cup, the message is clear… if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it."
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Air New Zealand
Spark teams up with Air New Zealand in exclusive deal
"Air New Zealand is another great example of Spark partnering with a world leading brand to bring our customers more value."
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Chorus
Single visit fibre install now available through Chorus
Chorus has been working hard to get single-visit fibre installation over the line as the Rugby World Cup gets closer.
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Cloud
Chorus announces full HD streaming support in time for Rugby World Cup
“Our preparations in advance of the Rugby World Cup mean there will be no buffering on our modern network despite the anticipated volume of simultaneous HD video streams.”
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Fibre
Enable celebrates 100,000th connection as Rugby World Cup nears
Enable, Christchurch's fibre broadband provider, has now connected its 100,000th customer to its network, doubling the number of households and businesses connected to ultra-fast fibre broadband in less than two years.
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Cloud
Chorus says the clock's ticking if you want UFB before the Rugby World Cup
“We know demand is going to be high for fibre installations in the lead up to the tournament and we want to make sure New Zealand’s most ardent supporters don't miss out."
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Telcos
NTT DOCOMO to supply services for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
NTT DOCOMO is delighted to be partnering with one of the world's most popular sporting events.
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Wireless
Spark buys 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights, should you worry?
Spark announced that it has secured the rights to bring to New Zealanders the Rugby World Cup 2019.
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Facebook
Voting open for favourite Rugby World Cup moments
Rugby World Cup fans are going to be able to vote on a new category at the World Rugby Awards, via a hash tag on Facebook.
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Gaming
The Rugby World Cup 2015 video game is a stinker
Rugby World Cup 2015 is by far the worst video game released in 2015. Avoid it at all costs if you can.
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All Blacks
New Zealand's already winning the RWC... at least on social media
“New Zealanders have generated the highest volume of social media buzz of any country with a competing team, along with the most positive commentary."
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Gartner
Five things Gartner has learned about Digital Business from the World Cup...
Here, he discusses the five things he has learned about Digital Business from the World Cup.
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Ovum
Tech on the ball as World Cup reaches billions of connected devices
"With the likes of tablets providing the convenience and flexibility to consume content whenever and wherever, fans are able to watch more of the tournament than ever before."
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Apps
Football-mad Kiwis to join World Cup conversation on Facebook
Millions of football fans from around the world will join the conversation about the 2014 World Cup on Facebook.
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National Library
NZ National Library collects millionth digital pic
Rugby World Cup victory parade image becomes the milestone addition to the National Library’s collection of digital heritage material.
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Cloud
Microsoft NZ announces winner of RWC comp
Several cup nations represented in lucky Wellingtonian’s ‘First XV’.