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RBI cell tower completion boosts rural coverage
Posted on 3-Jun-2016 09:07Tags News, Broadband

Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced the completion of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) Phase 1 new tower programme with 154 new cell towers now built ahead of schedule.
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UFB and RBI now available to 1.2 million people
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:26Tags News, Broadband

Under the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) rollouts, more than 1.2 million New Zealanders can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today. Comments (Comments)

World Internet Project New Zealand survey results show privacy concerns
Posted on 14-Apr-2016 00:02Tags News, Broadband

More New Zealanders are worried about companies checking on their personal online activity than about government keeping tabs on their online movements. Comments (Comments)

MyRepublic Announces Former Vodafone Head of Finance as Group CFO
Posted on 12-Apr-2016 12:17Tags News, Broadband

Lavina Koh, previously the Head of Finance for the Vodafone Group Enterprise business across Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, has joined MyRepublic as its Group Chief Financial Officer. Comments (Comments)

Work on first section of new TGA undersea cable to start
Posted on 17-Mar-2016 10:09Tags News, Broadband

A team of specialist submarine cable experts will arrive in Raglan this month to lay the first section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable, being built by Alcatel-Lucent, contracted by a consortium of Spark, Vodafone and Telstra. Comments (Comments)

Spark gives back savings after Commerce Commission decision
Posted on 1-Mar-2016 11:25Tags News, Broadband

From today, Spark will be returning savings to customers from price increases last year, following a Commerce Commission decision not to backdate higher Chorus lines charges. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone and Downer engineers and riggers to work in Fiji
Posted on 26-Feb-2016 16:49Tags News, Broadband

A second team of engineers and riggers, dubbed the Red Response Team, are en route to Fiji to help Vodafone Fiji repair damaged communication equipment and re-establish telecommunications services. Comments (Comments)

Kiwis support public sector agencies sharing common citizen data but want more interactive channels
Posted on 23-Feb-2016 11:03Tags News, Broadband

Unisys research reveals citizen desires for speed and personal touch is the key to success for New Zealand Digital Government initiatives. Comments (Comments)

Consumer NZ names Mobile Service Provider and ISP People's Choice Award winners
Posted on 23-Feb-2016 11:02Tags News, Broadband

Skinny Mobile and Inspire Net are the latest winners of Consumer NZ People's Choice awards. Comments (Comments)

Rural Broadband Initiative upgrades bring faster speeds
Posted on 1-Feb-2016 11:29Tags News, Broadband

More rural New Zealanders are experiencing faster internet speeds thanks to Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) towers being upgraded to 4G, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today. Comments (Comments)

Compass Communications to buy Ultracom's UFB business
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 12:46Tags News, Broadband

New Zealand owned and operated Compass Communications Limited has reached a conditional offer to acquire the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) business of Ultracom, which provides telecommunications services to customers in the Northland region, using the Northpower Fibre network. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand's most remote students connected to the world
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 12:42Tags News, Broadband

New Zealand's 49 most remote schools are all now connected to faster broadband just in time for the start of Term One, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. Comments (Comments)

New Plymouth set to Go Faster with UFB
Posted on 26-Jan-2016 20:50Tags News, Broadband

The next generation of online game designers will get free, hands-on experience next month as part of an event to showcase Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) in action. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross shareholders start work on future international cable roadmap
Posted on 19-Jan-2016 21:05Tags News, Broadband

Spark New Zealand and Optus, the two largest shareholders in the Southern Cross Cable Network, said today they will jointly begin industry discussions about future international cable connectivity across the South Pacific. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross expands LA and Silicon Valley access
Posted on 14-Jan-2016 09:34Tags News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable Network is expanding its footprint to make its international capacity services available from a further four key data-centre locations across Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross increases capacity
Posted on 12-Jan-2016 07:46Tags News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable Network has successfully completed its latest upgrade adding 900Gbs to all segments of the Network, bringing total Network lit capacity to 5.8Tbs. Comments (Comments)

Spark continues focus on customer service improvements
Posted on 16-Dec-2015 19:00Tags News, Broadband

All of the 100 new customer service agents Spark committed to employing back in September are now trained and answering phones in its contact centres, and the company is looking for a further 40 new agents to work in its Christchurch-based call centre. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi internet business OnlyDomains sells for NZ$35m
Posted on 9-Dec-2015 10:31Tags News, Broadband

OnlyDomains, an online retailer of domain names and other services, has agreed to be acquired by CentralNic, one of the fastest growing technology companies on the London Stock Exchange. Comments (Comments)

Alcatel-Lucent and Bluesky Pacific Group launch new submarine cable system
Posted on 3-Dec-2015 22:44Tags News, Broadband

Moana Cable system will span more than 9,700 km, connecting New Zealand to Hawaii and Cook Islands to Samoa. Comments (Comments)

MyRepublic announces nationwide 1Gbps symmetrical UFB for SMEs
Posted on 17-Nov-2015 19:00Tags News, Broadband

ISP MyRepublic is announcing a New Zealand wide enterprise grade 1Gbps symmetrical UFB service at mass market pricing for small and medium-sized businesses, starting at $499.99 for fibre broadband with unlimited data. Comments (Comments)

D-Link launches first AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi modem router exclusive to Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 11-Nov-2015 10:30Tags News, Broadband

Following on from its successful DIR-890L AC3200 Wi-Fi Router which was the first from its Ultra Performance Series, D-Link has launched the TAIPAN, the world's first AC3200 Wi-Fi Modem Router exclusively for the Australian and New Zealand markets. Comments (Comments)

Spark Digital speeds up delivery by developing "WAN in a Week"
Posted on 3-Nov-2015 11:32Tags News, Broadband

Spark Digital is launching WAN in a Week, a faster alternative to fibre installation for business customers. Designed as a temporary mobile solution running over 3G, it can be used to quickly connect business locations around the country in less than a week, rather than waiting for third party fibre installations. Comments (Comments)

New guidelines released to meet today's home technology needs
Posted on 17-Oct-2015 11:28Tags News, Broadband

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) has today published new guidelines on how to install telecommunications wiring within a premises. Comments (Comments)

ICONZ-Webvisions changes name to ICONZ
Posted on 9-Sep-2015 20:03Tags News, Broadband

The company is going back to the ICONZ branding, effective from September 1st, 2015. Comments (Comments)

One month left for councils to get digital enablement plans sorted
Posted on 19-Aug-2015 18:33Tags News, Broadband

Local authorities have four more weeks to submit a digital enablement plan outlining how they will take advantage of new investment from the Government's broadband extension, Communications Minister Amy Adams says. Comments (Comments)


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