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Fibre
Orcon brings faster fibre to Christchurch with Hyperfibre offering
Orcon has today launched the next generation of fibre speeds in Christchurch, bringing its Hyperfibre offering to the city.
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2degrees
ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
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2degrees
New CEO unveiled for proposed 2degrees-Orcon merger
The merged company, which is awaiting regulatory and other approvals, will be known as 2degrees, which the companies say recognises the significant value of the 2degrees brand in New Zealand. 
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Cloud
ComCom has issues with the 2degrees, Vocus merger
The Commerce Commission is calling for public submissions on the likely competitive effects of the proposed merger between 2degrees and Vocus.
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Vodafone
2degrees, Orcon merger to take on telco powerhouses Vodafone and Spark
Challenger telcos 2degrees and Orcon Group have announced plans to merge, as they look to form New Zealand's third-largest integrated telecommunications company. 
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Mergers and Acquisitions
2degrees public listing paused while merger discussions with Orcon continue
Activity on an initial public offering of the shares of Two Degrees has been put on pause while discussions of a potential merger continue. 
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Internet
Orcon launches 8Gbps broadband plan
"8Gbps is 80 times faster than our standard 100Mbps plan. This is new territory for New Zealand broadband users."
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Internet
Orcon scraps business & residential internet plans for more 'tailored' approach
The strategy overhaul is part of what Orcon is calling ‘the future of working and home connectivity in mind'.
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Flip
NZ telcos plead guilty, given fines over false invoicing
"It was a failure to implement and then ensure proper processes were operating. This was highly careless."
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Orcon
Finalists for the 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards revealed
"It is great to see such a diverse range of finalists recognised and highlights what a great position connectivity in New Zealand is in."
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Cloud
Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett steps down amid health battle
Effective immediately, the announcement comes following a recent diagnosis of multiple tumours on the brain, treatment for which is currently underway. 
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Flip
Telcos in the hot seat after ComCom lays charges
Slingshot, Flip and Orcon have had 13 charges laid against them by the Commerce Commission.
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Telecommunications
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
"I have lost count of how many times a former FX/Orcon/Callplus employee has told me that they “don’t have visibility” of billing ."
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Orcon
Vocus New Zealand, Aussie data centres on the chopping block
Vocus NZ is up to be put up for sale, with Australian parent Vocus Group also looking to sell the company’s Aussie data centre assets.
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Chorus
Orcon says average monthly data usage (currently 150MB) soon to hit 1TB
Data. You can almost never get enough, which has made it both the bane and blessing of modern life - Orcon says usage is about to skyrocket.
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Fibre
Orcon & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo
“With installs already set to take up to 6 weeks, people don’t always realise that if an order hits any snags, they can be left with no internet."
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Cloud
Orcon continues Gig rollout to Whangarei
“We have been staggered by the demand for Gig. Gig is the quickest and very best available."
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Telecommunications
2degrees crushes competition to win Canstar broadband satisfaction award
Just six months after entering the broadband fray, 2degrees has cleaned up in the Canstar Consumer Satisfaction awards for broadband services.
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Snap
Netflix ranks NZ streaming speeds
Popular streaming service Netflix has released findings on how Kiwi internet providers stack up in regards to streaming speeds.
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Orcon
How to calculate the purchase price of an ISP
It all comes down to how much the buyer wants the transaction to happen and the drivers the vendor has for selling.
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Telecommunications
CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
CallPlus has hit back at legal action by broadcasters trying to stop global mode - and subtly called out Spark for its role in the legal fracas.
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Lightbox
Kiwi streaming companies VS the world
In response to what they believe is a breach of copyright, Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ intend to take action against ISPs promoting Global Mode
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Snap
2degrees: No, not sold, buying!
After plenty of speculation that 2degrees was about to be sold, it turns out they're the ones doing the buying.
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Chorus
Fastest broadband services officially live in Dunedin
Gigabit broadband services are now live in Dunedin today, meaning the city can now access the fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere.