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Southern Cross cable signs largest customers until 2030
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 13:46Tags News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable's CEO, Anthony Briscoe has announced that the undersea cable connecting New Zealand to the rest of the world will be fully functional for at least another 15 years. Comments (Comments)

Vibe Communications launches alternative Internet Exchanges in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Nov-2014 13:45Tags News, Broadband

Vibe Communications announced today that it will be offering the full suite of Megaport IX services from any one of 7 Auckland Datacentres though it’s partnership with the Australian elastic bandwidth powerhouse. Comments (Comments)

Megaport Open Alliance Partnership Announced with Vibe Communications to Extend Reach into New Zealand markets
Posted on 29-Oct-2014 15:21Tags News, Broadband

Vibe Communications has launched a new venture, IntelliPath, which has full API integration with Megaport, allowing customers to provision and manage services in near real-time from any one of the 7 main data centres in Auckland to any Megaport location or customer in New Zealand and Australia. Comments (Comments)

Enable Services targets early completion of fibre broadband roll-out
Posted on 22-Oct-2014 11:30Tags News, Broadband

Enable Services Limited (ESL) has reported a significant acceleration in the local ultra-fast broadband (UFB) roll-out and an even more aggressive programme for the coming year in its 2014 Annual Result. Comments (Comments)

Spark customers targeted by ongoing fraudulent phone calls
Posted on 15-Oct-2014 09:39Tags News, Broadband

Spark has set up a Scam Hotline after receiving further reports from some of its customers about phone contact by fraudsters claiming to be from Spark. Comments (Comments)

InternetNZ launches new funding rounds
Posted on 24-Sep-2014 09:12Tags News, Broadband

The Community Projects funding round is to help fund community projects that will extend the availability, use and benefit of the Internet and its associated technologies and applications in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Gigatown finalists and first Gigatown retail broadband provider announced
Posted on 17-Sep-2014 11:38Tags News, Broadband

Chorus has today announced the five towns that have gone through to the final round of the Gigatown competition. Dunedin, Gisborne, Nelson, Timaru and Wanaka have all won places in the final and will go on to compete for the chance to become New Zealand's first Gigatown. Comments (Comments)

Orcon launches its Global Mode service
Posted on 26-Aug-2014 14:58Tags News, Broadband

New Orcon General Manager, Michael Shirley, today announced Orcon customers will be able to access previously blocked international websites with Global Mode, coinciding with survey results pointing to a shift from broadcast TV to online streaming. Comments (Comments)

Telemarketing company fined almost $170K for misleading claims
Posted on 15-Aug-2014 15:03Tags News, Broadband

Telemarketing company Power Marketing Limited has been fined $168,750 after pleading guilty in the Auckland District Court today to 23 charges under the Fair Trading Act. The charges related to misrepresentations the company made during telemarketing calls on behalf of telecommunications company Slingshot. Comments (Comments)

Google one of six companies backing new Trans-Pacific cable system
Posted on 12-Aug-2014 08:00Tags News, Broadband, by M Freitas

A consortium of six global companies announced that they have signed commercial agreements to build and operate a new Trans-Pacific cable system to be called "FASTER" with NEC Corporation as the system supplier. Comments (Comments)

Telecom New Zealand rebranding as Spark New Zealand today
Posted on 8-Aug-2014 07:52Tags News, Broadband

The company that for the past 27 years New Zealanders have known as Telecom has today changed its name to Spark New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

UFB rolled out to half a million households, schools, businesses
Posted on 5-Aug-2014 18:16Tags News, Broadband

More than half a million households, businesses, schools and health centres are now able to connect to the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband network, which continues to rollout ahead of schedule. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Post Group and Vodafone announce network services agreement
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 12:13Tags News, Broadband

A new agreement between New Zealand Post and Vodafone will lead to a complete redesign of New Zealand Post's network services. Comments (Comments)

.nz TDL registrations from 1st September
Posted on 21-Jul-2014 11:37Tags News, Broadband

From that date, people will be able to register shorter, simpler, more representative names immediately before the .nz – as well as the more familiar-looking options like ".co.nz" and ".org.nz". Comments (Comments)

Slingshot does it again: now accepting Bitcoin
Posted on 10-Jul-2014 11:14Tags News, Broadband

Last week Slingshot flicked the switch on Global Mode, and now the ISP is offering savvy Kiwi web users the chance to pay their broadband bill with Bitcoin. Comments (Comments)

Telecom announces Naked Ultra Fibre
Posted on 8-Jul-2014 09:41Tags News, Broadband

From today New Zealanders have another option in the broadband space, with Telecom, soon to be Spark, announcing the launch of Naked Ultra Fibre. Comments (Comments)

Vocus proposes to acquire 100% of FX Networks
Posted on 2-Jul-2014 13:08Tags News, Broadband

Vocus Communications Limited has entered into agreements with the shareholders of FX Networks Limited (FX) to acquire 100% of the issued capital of the New Zealand fibre provider. Comments (Comments)

Telecom confirms August 8 for Spark launch date
Posted on 1-Jul-2014 11:07Tags News, Broadband

Telecom New Zealand announced today that it intends to change its name to Spark New Zealand, as signalled earlier this year, with effect from Friday 8 August 2014. Comments (Comments)

Telecom expand Ultra Fibre broadband service
Posted on 25-Jun-2014 09:49Tags News, Broadband

Telecom's Ultra Fibre broadband is now available across the ultra fast broadband (UFB) fibre network to more New Zealanders than any other residential broadband provider. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross appoints new CEO
Posted on 7-May-2014 15:15Tags News, Broadband

Anthony Briscoe has been appointed as the new President and CEO of the Southern Cross Cable Network, Chair Nick Clarke announced today. Comments (Comments)

Unlimited Broadband price war heats up
Posted on 5-May-2014 11:02Tags News, Broadband

Slingshot has dropped the price of its unlimited broadband plans by $10 to $89 a month for ADSL and Ultra-Fast Broadband plans. Comments (Comments)

Orcon wraps up Kim Dotcom campaign
Posted on 25-Mar-2014 11:20Tags News, Broadband

Orcon today announced its campaign featuring Kim Dotcom is coming to an end, as the internet mogul focuses on his political aspirations. Comments (Comments)

Quickflix secures new streaming content including premium TV series
Posted on 17-Feb-2014 13:42Tags News, Broadband

New deals with Disney, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand expand Quickflix offering in quality TV drama series. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone New Zealand and Ciena complete successful 400Gb/s network trial
Posted on 14-Feb-2014 10:41Tags News, Broadband

Vodafone New Zealand and network specialist Ciena Corporation have completed a successful field trial of 400Gb/s data transmission over an existing optical link carrying live network traffic. Comments (Comments)

Flip grows to 10,000 customers
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:38Tags News, Broadband

Broadband provider, Flip, has amassed more than 10,000 customers in just over a year. Comments (Comments)


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