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Telcos agree to additional compliance measure
TCF members to self-certify compliance to industry regulations, with companies breaching rules to be 'named and shamed'.
Orcon's UFB pricing ploy: brave or foolish?
There are risks attached to being first out of the blocks with a package of Ultra Fast Broadband deals.
Why Crown Fibre Holdings must go
New ICT minister Amy Adams has been handed the opportunity to stamp out perceived government empire building.
Pacific Fibre's sunken treasure
Does the challenger cable company have a technology trump card up its sleeve?
Kordia unplugs from the Cable wars
Southern Cross Cable Network, the company New Zealanders rely on for communications with the rest of the world have announced significant wholesale price drops and an increase in capacity.
Fibre Watch: Kordia unplugs from the Cable wars
Despite christening the project, and continuing to support it, Government-owned telco Kordia is distancing itself from a planned new trans-Tasman fibre cable project.
The most influential people in telecommunications – 30 to 21
We count down the big players in the New Zealand telecommunications industry.
Fibre Watch: Meet the cable guys
Surprise new plans for another trans-Tasman cable have added more spark to the local submarine fibre scene.
Kordia certified for Lync SIP Trunking
State-owned telco first in NZ to achieve Microsoft qualification.
Fibre Watch: Let me be the first...
Another week, another announcement of a UFB 'first'. This time it's the first schools to be connected to the embryonic Government-funded network.
Kordia revenue up 14%
Profits hit by impairment charge from digital TV upgrade, Christchurch earthquake.
Three new members for NZICT board
Reps from Datacom, IBM and HP replace departing members.
The future of emergency communications
Dr Michael N’Guyen, general manager, Government and Public Safety, Australia and New Zealand, Motorola Solutions, shares his view on how the technology behind emergency communications in New Zealand is evolving.
LTE: Up in the air
LTE is beginning to stamp its mark on the world stage as the 4G technology of choice for mobile network operators. But as Simon Hendery reports, New Zealanders should be prepared for a long wait before LTE is deployed locally.
Fibre Watch: City of snails
As Wellington embraces Wi-Fi, Auckland Council's plans are embarrassingly slow and underwhelming.
Telco groups pitch Special Access Undertaking approach to UFB
The party of 11 Kiwi telcos and consumer advocate groups suggest "win-win" alternatives to a regulatory holiday.
Kiwi telcos and consumer groups fight UFB bill
An 11-strong group of telecommunications companies and consumer advocate groups have opposed the government's ultra fast broadband bill.
Fibre Watch: Don’t quote me on that
What are they putting in the water at Tel.Con 11? Industry leaders confess to receiving backhanders, making stupid investment decisions and being laughed at by fund managers.
Govt could buy back Telecom shares
Proposed change to the Telecommunications Amendment Bill could allow the government to buy back parts of Telecom.
A whole new ball game
An iconic stadium and soon-to-be host to the Rugby World Cup 2011 finals and Cricket World Cup 2015, the opening of new-look Eden Park reignites New Zealanders’ impassioned love affair with sport thanks to a $240.5 million refurb.
Kordia launches free Wi-Fi
Summer promo offers 15 minutes of free wi-fi in Auckland in an attempt to raise brand awareness.
Kordia vs TelstraClear court ruling made public
Three years after Kordia brought action to TelstraClear over an upgrade, the decision is made public.
"There is pent-up demand for a slicker, more demand-side focused telecommunications industry," urged Michael Foley in his keynote speech at this year’s TUANZ Innovation Awards.
SKY and Orcon partner for online TV
SKY Television will be back online soon, this time in partnership with Internet service provider Orcon.