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Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
"Having assessed the state of competition in the mobile market, we haven't identified any particular problems or structural issues that could be hampering competition."
Vocus adds Hawaiki capacity, network upgrades
The Hawaiki cable links Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Hawaii and the US West Coast
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
Chorus’ message: just be more committed to paying
Vocus says prices could increase by between $12 and $200 per user, which would have to be absorbed by the provider or paid for by the consumer.
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
We're not thieves when we have the choice (and Netflix is killing piracy)
“The research confirms something many internet pundits have long instinctively believed to be true: piracy isn’t driven by law-breakers, it’s driven by people who can’t easily or affordably get the content they want.”
Vocus & Vodafone unbundle NZ's fibre network
“Unbundling fibre will provide retail service providers with a flexible future-proofed platform regardless of what tomorrow brings."
GlobalData: Comms services about to become a utility
According to GlobalData, the recent Optus deals with Origin and Sumo mean that communications services are on their way to becoming a utility.
Open for business: 4,600km cable connecting AU & SG goes live
It's taken months of gruelling work and no shortage of investment, but the ASC is now live to present huge opportunities in APAC.
Equinix to connect SG & AU data centers with new subsea cable
“Equinix is thrilled to be able to expand our customers’ access to the new Australia Singapore Cable across each of our metropolitan areas."
Vocus picks up ex-Telstra executive as new CEO
Kevin Russell will serve as the company's new CEO, after George Horth left in February.
No sale: Vocus no longer looking to sell NZ business
The Sydney-based telco says the decision to hold on to the business is in the best interest of shareholders.
NZ telcos toughen their stance against scam calls and emails
“Historically, when we’ve seen scam activity on our network, we’ve lacked a fast and simple way to coordinate."
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 ."
Three Vocus subsidiaries to compensate customers over inadequate NBN speeds
The ACCC says almost 6000 customers were unable to achieve the speeds they were paying for.
Xero climbs into ASX100 as Vocus Group dropped
“This is another key step in our journey as we continue to broaden our shareholder base and deliver on our long-term strategy” - Xero COO.
TaaS panel supplier round-up - the big four and more
Since its launch in 2015, the TaaS panel has undergone a fair few changes, especially in recent days. We have a look at who is doing what, right now.
NBN teams up with Telstra, Vocus and TPG on enterprise fibre product
NBN’s ‘Enterprise Ethernet’ product is designed to deliver wholesale high-bandwidth that can achieve speeds of up to 1Gbps.
Vocus preparing infrastructure for Australia Singapore Cable
As of November 2017, the ASC is 57% complete.
Vocus sets up subsea cable PoP in ST Telemedia's Singapore data center
Vocus has selected ST Telemedia’s Singapore data center, STT Tai Seng, to be the point of presence (PoP) for its new submarine cable.
ComCom revisits backhaul study as Telco Act goes before parliament
The report was put on hold while the Government focused on its review of the Telecommunications Act.
Vocus reshuffle leads to separation of enterprise and wholesale
The split will result in four reportable operating segments and has lead to some leadership changes in those areas.
Who is going to buy Vocus NZ?
The Vocus Group is reportedly looking for $500 million for its NZ assets as it tries to decrease debt and steady the ship.