Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Vodafone signs up Federated Farmers
Posted on 22-Nov-2012 17:53. | Tags Filed under: News.



Vodafone is celebrating its appointment as premier partner and official communications supplier to Federated Farmers, announced at Federated Farmers Christmas event in Wellington last night.

As part of the three year contract, Vodafone will provide fixed line and mobile services to the Federated Farmers team, and design a tailored pricing plan for all Federated Farmers’ members.

Andrew Fairgray, Vodafone’s General Manager of Sales, says the contract strengthens Vodafone’s commitment to the industry and rural strategy.

“This partnership allows Vodafone to tap into the heart of rural New Zealand and to provide best of breed technologies. By capturing insights from members we can further enhance the offering and value we provide. We’re involved in innovative research, as well as in grassroots support in the regions through our rural ambassadors and rural relationship managers.”

Vodafone already supports organisations including Young Farmers , Rural Women, Rural Contractors and the Rural GP Network.

“Telecommunications and broadband are absolutely critical for our rural communities and businesses,” explains Federated Farmers’ CEO, Connor English.

“It’s critical that New Zealand’s rural communities have the best possible communications infrastructure. We advocated successfully for increased investment in rural broadband, greater competition and improved mobile phone coverage. We now want to see a sensible release of the digital dividend spectrum to ensure that our rural communities can participate fully in the advance of technology. “

English continues: “We’re delighted to partner with Vodafone. They share our view that rural New Zealand needs the best technology and tools – and we look forward to working with them in the coming years.”

Vodafone has been busy delivering the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative across rural New Zealand. Under the six year scheme the company will deliver wireless broadband through 154 new cell sites and manage 387 upgrades to existing infrastructure. Today, 19 new RBI sites and 130 upgrades to existing sites are completed servicing over 80,000 address points across rural New Zealand.



comments powered by Disqus







Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Interesting video about Brexit
Created by Geektastic, last reply by eracode on 27-Jun-2016 04:11 (372 replies)
Pages... 23 24 25


We demand a Royal Commission into the NBN
Created by ajw, last reply by blakamin on 23-Jun-2016 21:50 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Cost of installing a network port in a home
Created by woodson, last reply by chevrolux on 24-Jun-2016 14:53 (14 replies)

Consumer rights: when companies offer services at a cheaper price than contract renewal
Created by DamageInc, last reply by Bung on 26-Jun-2016 21:09 (12 replies)

Official Bigpipe App and Mode Selector Beta Discussion thread
Created by BigPipeNZ, last reply by michaelmurfy on 27-Jun-2016 01:39 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Freeview Satellite LNB Settings
Created by Tazbec, last reply by RunningMan on 26-Jun-2016 19:20 (10 replies)

Great products that have disappeared from the New Zealand Market
Created by keewee01, last reply by keewee01 on 25-Jun-2016 12:21 (128 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


AT's new pricing
Created by xpd, last reply by xontech on 24-Jun-2016 12:46 (10 replies)