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Southern Cross increases capacity
Posted on 12-Jan-2016 07:46 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.

Spark continues focus on customer service improvements
Posted on 16-Dec-2015 19:00 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.

Kiwi internet business OnlyDomains sells for NZ$35m
Posted on 9-Dec-2015 10:31 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.

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

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

MyRepublic announces nationwide 1Gbps symmetrical UFB for SMEs
Posted on 17-Nov-2015 19:00 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2degrees launches into broadband market today
Posted on 28-Jul-2015 07:54 News, Broadband

2degrees officially enters the broadband market today with the launch of its first consumer plans.

Jason Paris CEO of Spark Home, Mobile & Business from today
Posted on 1-Jul-2015 10:42 News, Broadband

Jason Paris steps into the role of CEO Spark Home, Mobile and Business (HMB) today, with the departure of former CEO Chris Quin at the end of June.

More retail options for New Zealand consumers when looking for broadband
Posted on 29-Jun-2015 19:06 News, Broadband

Retailer Noel Leeming is now giving customers the chance to purchase a broadband connection at the same time they are looking at new devices.

Wireless Nation signs deal with global satellite company Gilat
Posted on 25-Jun-2015 13:50 News, Broadband

Fast, easy, accessible satellite connectivity is one step closer, in a new deal between Wireless Nation and global satellite company Gilat Satellite Networks.

Cisco see huge growth in data, broadband speed and devices an opportunity for New Zealand businesses
Posted on 22-Jun-2015 20:22 News, Broadband

Research shows that by 2019 New Zealand's IP traffic will more than double, and there will be 35 million connected devices.

UFB rollout hits halfway mark
Posted on 19-Jun-2015 10:38 News, Broadband

Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced that the build programme for the first stage of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative has now reached the midway point.

Vodafone acquires WorldxChange
Posted on 10-Jun-2015 15:42 News, Broadband

Vodafone has today announced the acquisition of WorldxChange, a New Zealand based telecommunications business delivering high reliability IP-based voice and converged services, in a move that brings complementary skills together to deliver enhanced solutions to Enterprise customers.

Vodafone says bigger, faster Rural Broadband hits New Zealand
Posted on 8-Jun-2015 21:03 News, Broadband

Vodafone confirms further investment into its rural network, with 20 additional communities set to receive 4G coverage in the next 12 months.

Vodafone puts improved productivity into the hands of kiwi farmers
Posted on 8-Jun-2015 20:56 News, Broadband

Vodafone is accelerating its support of agribusiness in New Zealand, harnessing partnerships with leading kiwi-based innovators to help farmers navigate increasing pressures on profitability and productivity in the sector.

New Zealand-based Constant Vigil develops battery backup to safeguard against fibre outages
Posted on 3-Jun-2015 11:14 News, Broadband

Over 618,000 homes, business and schools can now connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) but as more people rely on UFB, they are turning to battery back-up devices.

Spark New Zealand to launch fast rural wireless broadband
Posted on 2-Jun-2015 11:10 News, Broadband

Thousands of New Zealanders living throughout heartland New Zealand will soon have access to a faster and more affordable internet service as Spark New Zealand announces it has begun nationwide trials of a new wireless broadband product.

Spark New Zealand sees increased broadband use with online streaming consumption
Posted on 12-May-2015 13:32 News, Broadband

New figures from Spark New Zealand have confirmed that New Zealanders are in the midst of a transformational change in how they use the internet.

ASB rural customers and staff to have special perks with ISP Wireless Nation
Posted on 1-May-2015 14:18 News, Broadband

Wireless Nation has just signed a contract with ASB to provide the Bank's rural customers and staff with additional free data on its Rural Broadband solutions, discounts on Voice over IP (VoIP) phone lines, and Zero-rated Data on its Satellite Broadband network.

Joint venture between RHAANZ and Wireless Nation to bring broadband access to more rural communities
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 13:52 News, Broadband

Rural communities will soon have unparalleled access to the internet thanks to a new partnership between Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) and ISP Wireless Nation.

Australian M2 buys New Zealand ISP CallPlus
Posted on 13-Apr-2015 13:25 News, Broadband

CallPlus, New Zealand's third largest telco and broadband provider, has been acquired by Australian-based, telecommunications and utilities provider, M2 Group Ltd for NZ$250 million.


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