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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.
2010 TUANZ Innovation winners announced
The 19th annual TUANZ Innovation award winners were revealed at a special ceremony in Auckland last night.
The bare necessities
Quality Wi-Fi roll-out in New Zealand is on the up, thanks to emerging awareness of the lucrative "hotspot"
Better service for some, but a way to go
So if the industry is going to improve its image, what should be the key areas of focus? Here are my suggestions:
Microsoft's Muckleston joins NZICT board
A new board has been elected following its second Annual General Meeting.
2degrees friends again with TCF
After walking out in 2009, the Telecommunications Carriers’ Forum has said that 2degrees is back on board.
Holmes takes role with Greenstone
Rhoda Holmes, former CEO of Optimation, has been appointed
to the executive of Greenstone Energy, the company which now owns the former Shell service stations.
2degrees days away from signing TCF code
2degrees expects to join Telecom, Vodafone, TelstraClear, Kordia and Orcon in signing up to the Emergency Calling Code developed by the Telecommunications Carriers Forum (TCF).
New line in communication
Vector is leading the alliance of 19 lines companies and independent fibre companies called the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group (NZRFG).
Today Takapuna... tomorrow the world
He left his high-flying corporate job as Vodafone’s chief marketing officer in January.
Regional alliance pushes for more fibre
The government's $300 million rural broadband plan doesn't go far enough according to the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group (NZRFG).
SPIN focus shifts to Auckland link in Pacific cable
[Updated - Kordia and NZICT doubt SPIN intentions] Founders of the Pacific Fibre project may find the Southern Cross isn’t the only international cable to compete with – another cable operator plans to land its cable in Auckland next year.
Kiwi entrepreneurs announce international cable
Rod Drury, Stephen Tindall and Sam Morgan have announced today they are backing the creation of an international cable to rival Telecom’s Southern Cross Cable.
Regulatory junkies no more
TUANZ has been the user’s voice for over 20 years, and for half that time it’s been led by chief executive Ernie Newman.
Is Vector's next move international connectivity?
So Vector wants to provide fibre connectivity to the Auckland region – 450,000 premises in the next seven years.
We'll partner with Kordia on international cable - SPIN
[UPDATED] The company behind a new international cable linking New Zealand with the Pacific Islands, and onto the US, is hoping to partner with Kordia.
Kordia back in the black
Kordia has announced a half year net profit after tax of $1 million, a marked improvement on the same period last year in which it posted a $4.
Kordia's international cable delayed
Uncertainty surrounds Kordia’s plans to build New Zealand’s second international cable, with delays caused by the imminent sale of its Australian partner PIPE Networks.
Telecom’s separation – one step forward, one step sideways
Telecom has met the deadline to produce accounting separation reports – but is asking for a variation on milestones its wholesale service is required to meet.