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"There is pent-up demand for a slicker, more demand-side focused telecommunications industry," urged Michael Foley in his keynote speech at this year’s TUANZ Innovation Awards.
2010 TUANZ Innovation winners announced
The 19th annual TUANZ Innovation award winners were revealed at a special ceremony in Auckland last night.
No benefits? You’ve got to be joking...
You’ve got to be joking...
Breaking: Newman resigns from TUANZ
Decision follows the Minister's decision to regulate mobile termination rates.
Better service for some, but a way to go
So if the industry is going to improve its image, what should be the key areas of focus? Here are my suggestions:
TUANZ gets a facelift
New look website, with better blogging facilities, now open to the public.
TUANZ finalists announced
The Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand has announced the finalists of its 2010 Innovation Awards.
The government is poised to spend $1.5 billion on a fibre-to-thehome network, and in so doing it will irrevocably change the New Zealand telecommunications industry.
Business NZ members break ranks over regulation
An influential lobby group has broken ranks with Business NZ in a cross-submission supporting the regulation of Mobile Termination Rates
FIBRE 2010: Telecom's rival
If you build a national fibre to the home network without Chorus, will enough people use it?
FIBRE 2010: Did David Skilling seal Chorus's fate in 2008?
Telecom's announcement in April that it had downgraded its profit forecast for 2011-2013 was undoubtedly bad news for the stock market, but it was a cloud with a silver lining - for the government at least.
Vodafone drops its prepay prices
Vodafone has announced a reduction in its prepay calling prices to 49c a minute to call any mobile and 12c to send a text to any mobile phone in New Zealand.
Telco watchdog speaks out about cold calling
Customers are being warned about aggressive cold calls from telcos following a rise in the number of complaints about unauthorised transfers.
No action on Telecom's 97% claim
The Commerce<br />Commission will not be investigating if Telecom may have breached the Fair<br />Trading Act when it withdrew a claim the XT Network has 97% population coverage.
Hawke's Bay lines company to offer business users fibre
UnisonFibre has signed a deal with national fibre provider FX Networks and is ready to connect business users to its fibre network in Hawke's Bay.
Axia goes public with Vodafone alliance
Axia NetMedia, the Cinderella in the Government’s $1.
We're on the right track with XT - Alcatel Lucent
The independent report into the XT network failures shows that<br />Alcatel Lucent is now on the right track, says CEO Jyoti Mahukar-Thombre.
Vodafone drops data roaming charges
Vodafone has today announced a drop in mobile data roaming prices to $10/MB anywhere in the world.
Snap Internet acquires Eznet
Company plans to open an office in Hamilton to support its expanding business client base.
Is the TCF a Big Boys Club?
There have been a number of opinions expressed lately, by people who are outside the TCF; that the TCF is no more than a mechanism for the Tier 1 members
Questions around benefits of $1.5b network
There is little understanding about what difference the<br />government's $1.
How I avoid high mobile charges - TUANZ Chair
TUANZ Chairman and Rank Group CIO Pat O'Connell says telecommunications is the bane of the business traveller's life and users are forced to jump through a myriad of hoops to avoid bill shock.
NZ telco market worth $5.5b - ComCom
The total fixed line and mobile telecommunications revenue in New Zealand for 2008/09 is estimated by the Commerce Commission to be $5.
Changes to TUANZ fail to pass
Sweeping changes to the TUANZ constitution failed to pass<br />due to a lack of membership votes at the organisation's AGM on Tuesday.