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Broadband
Telstra enters into new RSP agreement with Opticomm
Telstra has entered into an RSP agreement with Opticomm (A Uniti Group Limited subsidiary) to provide network fibre services to customers.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom appeals $2.25 million fine in Vodafone FibreX case
The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ for its offending under the Fair Trading Act.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom welcomes new marketing codes for the telecom industry
The Commerce Commission is welcoming the creation of new marketing codes for the telecommunications industry.
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Disaster Recovery
Kacific launches emergency connectivity offering, CommsBox
Kacific has announced the release of a new emergency connectivity offering designed to rapidly provide broadband service in emergency or disaster zones.
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Kacific
Kacific’s Christian Patouraux named CEO of the Year
Telecom Review has named Kacific’s Christian Patouraux as CEO of the Year for Wholesale & Capacity, also acknowledging the company’s overall achievements.
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Voyager
Voyager begins countrywide 100 gigabit network upgrade
Voyager Internet says with recent fibre speed upgrades and ever-increasing data usage the 100G upgrade is needed to provide fast, reliable broadband.
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Commerce Commission
Kiwis are switched on when it comes to telecommunications
The Commerce Commission says New Zealanders know what they want when it comes to telecommunications. They like new technology and the ability to use it flexibly.
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Kacific
Kacific recognised at Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022
Kacific has received two significant awards at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022 for its commitment to underserved communities.
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Motorola
Transforming business operations with broadband push-to-talk service
Are you pressed to meet higher growth targets, needing more business opportunities but hampered by shrinking operational budgets?
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Wireless
2degrees officially launches 5G Network rollout in New Zealand
After a series of tests and optimisation demonstrations over the last year, 2degrees has announced the official launch of its 5G Network in New Zealand.
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DSA
DSA study finds economic benefit of using MHz band
A new study by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has found that Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa’s economies could benefit if they decide to enable unlicensed access to the 5925-7125 MHz band.
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Broadband
ComCom seeks feedback on broadband performance programme
The Commerce Commission is inviting feedback on enhancements to its Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme.
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Broadband Compare
Best New Zealand broadband providers of 2021 revealed
The best New Zealand broadband and energy providers of 2021 have been revealed at this week's NZ Compare Awards.
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DSL
DSL still experiencing rapid rates of decline in OECD countries
High-speed fibre internet continues to be the most significant player in OECD countries, with growth rates still powering ahead of DSL.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Kacific will use AWS to scale up broadband delivery for APAC
Kacific Broadband Satellites has announced that it is going all-in on AWS to scale up the delivery of broadband internet for the rural regions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. 
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Chorus
Chorus fibre upgrade complete with faster broadband
"We’ve been ten years building our share of the fibre network and we’re nearly done."
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Voyager
Broadband and voice solutions help New Zealand escape rooms thrive
There’s nothing puzzling about loving puzzles, especially if you’ve ever experienced the joy of escape rooms.
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Fibre
High-speed fibre overtakes DSL internet for first time in OECD countries
The need to move work and home life activities online during COVID-19 led to a record 21.15 million new fixed broadband connections in the year to end-December 2020.
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Spark
Spark expands uncapped wireless broadband to another half-a-million New Zealanders
It brings uncapped connectivity to around 1.2 million New Zealand addresses across urban and rural areas. 
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Hyperfibre
Enable set to launch Hyperfibre broadband in Christchurch CBD
Starting from next month, Hyperfibre will be available to businesses, schools, and residences within Moorhouse, Fitzgerald, Bealey, and Deans Avenues.
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Broadband
Vodafone launches unlimited 4G broadband
"Just as most New Zealanders don’t own a Tesla, they don’t need blisteringly fast or expensive internet either."
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5G
Spark turns on Hamilton's first 5G network
Coverage extends across Hamilton Central, as well as parts of Claudelands, Chartwell and Fairfield, with further coverage being added before the end of the month.
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5G
5G comes to the Mount as Vodafone starts rolling out next gen mobile tech in the Bay of Plenty
Locals and businesses in parts of Tauranga can now connect to Vodafone 5G and the coverage footprint will soon expand
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Communications
2talk launches mobile plans, offers complete communications solution
The additions provides organisations across New Zealand easy access to complete single-source communications.