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Chorus reduces FY capex guidance on covid-19 lockdown, maintains EBITDA guidance

Published 27 Mar 2020 11:43 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand operator Chorus reports that it has suspended non-essential field activity to support the Government objective of eliminating the risks of spreading Covid-19. ...

Vodafone boosts 4G connectivity for rural New Zealand customers during Covid-19 lockdown

Published 27 Mar 2020 08:27 CET | New Zealand

Vodafone reports it has switched on additional 4G mobile cell sites in parts of rural New Zealand, to enable more customers to stay connected during the Covid-19 lockdown. ...

Spark repurposes 39 retail stores to act as no-contact emergency distribution centres for hardware provision

Published 26 Mar 2020 10:24 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand operator Spark has confirmed that it had repurposed 39 retail stores to act as no-contact emergency distribution centres for essential hardware provision during ...

Vodafone New Zealand sees 50% mobile data usage growth in one week

Published 25 Mar 2020 19:00 CET | New Zealand

Vodafone New Zealand has announced that its broadband and mobile network infrastructure will continue to be monitored 24/7 and technology platforms are being scaled up to ...

Chorus broadband network traffic jumps 65% to 1.65Tbps on 24 March

Published 25 Mar 2020 16:34 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand operator Chorus has announced that the midday traffic on the Chorus network reached 1.65Tbps on 24 March. This represents a 65 percent increase on the baseline ...

Hutchinson Australia names Spark general counsel as director

Published 23 Mar 2020 17:04 CET | Australia, New Zealand

Hutchinson Telecommunications Australia said Ronald Joseph Spithill resigned as a director of the company with effect from 20 March. Spithill, aged 77, has been a director ...

Sky New Zealand withdraws FY revenue, EBITDA guidance on Covid-19 impact

Published 20 Mar 2020 15:11 CET | New Zealand

Due to increasing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, Sky Network Television has announced it is withdrawing its revenue and EBITDA guidance for the year ended 30 ...

2degrees eliminates data caps, to waive late payment fees amid Covid-19 crisis

Published 20 Mar 2020 08:36 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand operator 2degrees has announced its approach to customer care in response to the impacts of Covid-19. 2degrees has removed data caps. The operator reports that 96 ...

Vodafone expands 5G connectivity in Marlborough District

Published 19 Mar 2020 11:11 CET | New Zealand

Vodafone New Zealand has expanded its 4G services in the Marlborough District. The new cell site in Pelorus Bridge is the latest in Vodafone's commitment to expand 4G ...

Spark launches measures to help customers during Covid-19 pandemic

Published 19 Mar 2020 10:49 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand operator Spark has announced that, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will help its customers stay connected as they transition to new ways of working, ...

Spark to launch Skinny Jump subsidised broadband service on 25 March

Published 19 Mar 2020 10:39 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand operator Spark has announced it will re-launch its subsidised broadband service to help bridge the digital divide in New Zealand. The upgraded service, dubbed ...

Vodafone New Zealand launches Covid-19 Care plan for customers impacted by pandemic

Published 19 Mar 2020 07:42 CET | New Zealand

Vodafone New Zealand has introduced a first wave of customer care actions as part of a 'Covid-19 Care' plan it is putting in place to support customers impacted by the ...

New Zealand to invest NZD 10 million in Milford Fibre Link

Published 18 Mar 2020 11:20 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand's Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced that the government will invest NZD 10 million in the Milford Fibre Link. This builds on an ...

Spark Sport opens platform to all New Zealander customers free of charge

Published 17 Mar 2020 09:17 CET | New Zealand

Spark Sport has announced that it will open up its platform for no charge for existing and new customers until May. Customers will have access to 6 sports channels and ...

Spark temporarily closes off-shore customer care centre amid Covid-19 outbreak

Published 17 Mar 2020 08:15 CET | New Zealand, Philippines

New Zealand operator Spark has temporarily closed its customer care centres in Manila due to precautions put in place by the Philippines Government to prevent the spread of ...

Twitter partners NZ university centre to combat online hate, polarisations

Published 16 Mar 2020 12:03 CET | New Zealand, World

Twitter is partnering with the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, at the University of Otago in New Zealand, on a new project to combat polarisation on its ...

Vodafone New Zealand to no longer accept cheques as bill payment method

Published 16 Mar 2020 07:32 CET | New Zealand

Vodafone New Zealand has announced it will no longer accept cheques as a bill payment method starting 30 April. According to company CFO John Boniciolli, Vodafone saw a ...

Fibre broadband connections overtake copper in New Zealand

Published 13 Mar 2020 09:47 CET | New Zealand

Fibre has overtaken copper as the main way the New Zealand households access the internet, according to a report from New Zealand's Commerce Commission. The report also shows ...

Vodafone NZ completes Business Continuity Test, 1,500 employees work remotely

Published 13 Mar 2020 08:54 CET | New Zealand

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, Vodafone New Zealand has completed a trial shutdown of its Auckland Smales Farm headquarters, asking approximately 1,200 of ...

New Zealand consults on protections for users who rely on home phones to contact emergency service

Published 11 Mar 2020 10:59 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand's Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on a code to protect consumers who are at particular risk of needing to contact emergency services and only have access ...

Vital enters new contract with St John ambulance service to 2025

Published 10 Mar 2020 15:13 CET | New Zealand

Vital Communications entered an agreement with its longstanding customer St John, New Zealand's primary ambulance operator and provider of emergency health services, to ...

Sky Sport enters long-term sponsorship with Netball New Zealand

Published 09 Mar 2020 12:47 CET | New Zealand

Sky Sport announced a long-term sponsorship of Netball New Zealand, enabling ongoing growth at all levels of the Netball code beloved by Kiwis young and old. The agreement ...

New Zealand's Spark launches 5G Starter Fund

Published 06 Mar 2020 16:22 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand operator Spark is calling on local innovators to bid for USD 500,000 to build 5G-enabled technology through the Spark 5G Starter Fund. Spark reports it has been ...

Five eyes countries agree voluntary principles to fight online child abuse

Published 06 Mar 2020 11:12 CET | Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

The US Justice Department announced a cooperation with other countries to combat online child sex abuse. The US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK agreed to 11 ...

InternetNZ launches updated version of Broadband Map NZ website

Published 05 Mar 2020 14:04 CET | New Zealand

New Zealand industry group InternetNZ has launched a new version of the national broadband map website. The revamped Broadband Map NZ provides data on wireless internet ...

 

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