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Southern Cross customers ready for cloud and web demand
Posted on 25-Mar-2015 09:30 News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable Network has successfully completed arrangements with six of the largest ISP providers in the Australia/New Zealand region to supply their international capacity needs for the coming five years.

2degrees buys Christchurch-based ISP Snap
Posted on 23-Mar-2015 10:33 News, Broadband

2degrees has purchased Internet service provider Snap and will launch fixed-mobile services this year, accelerating its growth as a full service communications provider.

Kordia makes play for medium-enterprise market
Posted on 16-Mar-2015 13:26 News, Broadband

A new campaign from technology provider Kordia New Zealand targeting medium-enterprise businesses promises "full throttle" internet via a direct, reliable and stable network connection.

Government says broadband deployment continues to deliver
Posted on 11-Feb-2015 11:25 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.

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

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

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

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

Southern Cross cable ready for Ultra HD video streaming
Posted on 16-Jan-2015 13:14 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.

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

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

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

Commerce Commission decision on copper causes Spark to start price review
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 18:38 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.

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

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

Southern Cross cable signs largest customers until 2030
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 13:46 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.

Vibe Communications launches alternative Internet Exchanges in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Nov-2014 13:45 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.

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

Enable Services targets early completion of fibre broadband roll-out
Posted on 22-Oct-2014 11:30 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.

Spark customers targeted by ongoing fraudulent phone calls
Posted on 15-Oct-2014 09:39 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.

InternetNZ launches new funding rounds
Posted on 24-Sep-2014 09:12 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.

Gigatown finalists and first Gigatown retail broadband provider announced
Posted on 17-Sep-2014 11:38 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.

Orcon launches its Global Mode service
Posted on 26-Aug-2014 14:58 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.

Telemarketing company fined almost $170K for misleading claims
Posted on 15-Aug-2014 15:03 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.

Google one of six companies backing new Trans-Pacific cable system
Posted on 12-Aug-2014 08:00 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.

Telecom New Zealand rebranding as Spark New Zealand today
Posted on 8-Aug-2014 07:52 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.

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

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

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


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