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Government says broadband deployment continues to deliver
Posted on 11-Feb-2015 11:25Tags News, Broadband

The rate at which people are signing up for the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network is accelerating with uptake quadrupling in the past two years, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today. Comments (Comments)

The state of the internet according to CallPlus
Posted on 10-Feb-2015 21:43Tags News, Broadband

TV and streaming video up, peer-to-peer sharing down and online shoppers turning to China. Comments (Comments)

3 out of 4 New Zealand households online according to data from the 2013 Census
Posted on 4-Feb-2015 19:13Tags News, Broadband

Three out of every four households at the 2013 Census had Internet access, an increase of 34 percent since 2006, according to census results released by Statistics New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Chris Quinn to leave Spark New Zealand as part of leadership changes
Posted on 27-Jan-2015 09:01Tags News, Broadband

Two years ago Spark New Zealand (Telecom at that time) embarked on a new strategy designed to transform the business from a traditional fixed and mobile infrastructure company to a future-oriented, competitive retailer of digital services delivered over their networks and the Cloud. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross cable ready for Ultra HD video streaming
Posted on 16-Jan-2015 13:14Tags News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable Network today announced that while 2015 looked to be a year of massive capacity requirements, with the announced arrival plans of internet video streaming providers such as Netflix into Australia and New Zealand, Southern Cross and its resellers were well positioned to meet demand growth. Comments (Comments)

Spark, Telstra and Vodafone confirm plan to construct new trans-Tasman telecommunications cable starting early 2015
Posted on 18-Dec-2014 11:16Tags News, Broadband

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected as the cable laying contractor after a competitive tender process, and the TGA Cable is expected to be built and providing data traffic by mid-2016. Comments (Comments)

Spark joins Dunedin's Gigatown party
Posted on 16-Dec-2014 09:35Tags News, Broadband

Spark Gigabit broadband plans and GigaWiFi coming to Dunedin next year. Comments (Comments)

Commerce Commission decision on copper causes Spark to start price review
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 18:38Tags News, Broadband

Spark New Zealand said today it was undertaking an urgent review of all broadband and fixed voice customer pricing following the announcement by the Commerce Commission of proposed new wholesale rates that Chorus charges retail service providers, including Spark. Comments (Comments)

APE brings the World Closer to New Zealand with CloudFlare
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 20:28Tags News, Broadband

CloudFlare has partnered with the Auckland Peering Exchange (APE). Comments (Comments)

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)


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