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Quarter of a million up for grabs for charities through Vodafone NZ Foundation
Vodafone New Zealand Foundation is calling on registered charities to apply for $250,000 of innovation grants.
Vodafone begins 4G calling rollout
Vodafone has rolled out 4G Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) calling across Auckland, with Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown soon to follow suit in December.
Hands-on review: Vodafone TV - the best way to stream channels in 2019
Vodafone TV is designed to fit the needs of the New Zealand market and to provide effortless entertainment for all Kiwis. Is it a good enough solution? This is what I wanted to find out.
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."
NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
"Having assessed the state of competition in the mobile market, we haven't identified any particular problems or structural issues that could be hampering competition."
Testing begins at Vodafone's first 5G site in Christchurch
The new 4G cell site will increase the area’s access to communication services, with boosted mobile phone reception and data speeds faster than 3G.
Vodafone’s new streaming box launches in NZ
Users don’t need to be a Vodafone broadband customer to access the viewing experience of Vodafone TV and wireless connectivity is inbuilt into the new device.
Vodafone pumps $10m into dedicated customer service team
Vodafone’s ‘X Squad’ will kick off in October, and will continue to scale up over the remainder of this calendar year.
Challenger mobile service provider Kogan Mobile launches on Vodafone network
With 30, 90 and 365 day prepay options, New Zealanders can choose a saving to suit their lifestyle and bring their own device and their own number.
Vodafone testing live 5G network in Auckland
Vodafone has finished five 5G site upgrades and it’s now in the network testing phases as the company gears up for its 5G launch in December.
Broadband and mobile: Rural New Zealand gets more of the good stuff
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees announce new rural broadband and mobile services in twenty locations
Vodafone NZ to launch 5G services by December
Vodafone has been officially sold, and 5G is coming as soon as December this year.
ComCom grants clearance for Infratil to acquire shares in Vodafone
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Infratil Limited to acquire up to 50% of the shares in Vodafone New Zealand.
Canstar Blue’s SMB Internet Provider award winners are...
“It’s getting harder to be a small business in New Zealand, but technology is making life easier for us.”
Vodafone, Vocus welcome Com Com scrutiny on unbundled broadband
"Chorus is torpedoing broadband innovation with predatory pricing, and its proposed price drop of 15c a month is pathetic."
Vodafone begins Voice over LTE (4G) rollout, a first for NZ
Vodafone has introduced VoLTE (4G) sites throughout Auckland’s North Shore. This is the first VoLTE offering in New Zealand, and the first of a nationwide approach for Vodafone.
Infratil seeks clearance to acquire up to 50% stake in Vodafone NZ
The commission will give clearance to a proposed merger if they are satisfied that the merger is unlikely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in a market.
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
Study finds NZ mobile services in good stead due to competition
The study found indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services were trending in a positive direction for consumers.
Spark, Vodafone, and 2degrees team up for Christchurch
Chief executives from New Zealand’s largest internet providers have jumped on board with the Christchurch Call to Action.
SOLD: Infratil & partner snap up Vodafone NZ
Brookfield Asset Management and Infratil will hand over NZ$3.4 billion to acquire Vodafone New Zealand.
Infratil throws its hat into the buyer's market for Vodafone NZ
Vodafone has been through a turbulent time lately, after the threat of staff redundancies, constant fines from the Commerce Commission, and the addition of Vodafone CEO Jason Paris late last year.
Vodafone NZ into the finalists for Rainbow Excellence Awards
The Rainbow Excellence Awards are fast approaching, and one telco is celebrating about being among the finalists.
Study finds international roaming has cost Aussies $1.4 billion
“There is no reason for travellers to fear bill shock while they are out of the country."