Telecoms news from New Zealand
Vodafone New Zealand has been ordered to give their former legal council his job back after he was made redundant last year, although Vodafone has said that it will appeal the verdict. ...more.
New Zealand's ICT Minister, Amy Adams has released a consultation document for the upcoming 700MHz radio spectrum auction. ...more.
Telecom New Zealand is deploying Wi-Fi hotspots into its existing network of public payphones, using equipment supplied by Ruckus Wireless. ...more.
Huawei's CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei has made a rare appearance at a press conference during a visit to New Zealand. ...more.
Vodafone New Zealand has responded to a wave of complaints about its network following a broadcast by the "Fair Go" television show. ...more.
The telecoms market in New Zealand was marked last year by increased activity on mobile devices including smartphones, a mild rebound of investment in the sector, flat company revenues, and a continued fall in market concentration compared to the previous year, ...more.
Vodafone New Zealand has announced its first rural trial of 4G technology in the Lake Brunner area of the South Island's West Coast. The trial will run until the end of July using 700 MHz technology. ...more.
Telecom New Zealand announced today that it will activate LTE based 4G services on a large part of its network in Auckland by this October. ...more.
New Zealand based mobile network, 2degrees has confirmed that a fatal plane crash that occurred on Saturday was owned by the company's CEO, Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy. ...more.
Telecom New Zealand has announced that it will make around a thousand staff redundant by the middle of this year as it seeks to cut costs. The redundancies equate to about 15% of the workforce. ...more.
The proportion of New Zealand's smartphoners who use their phone to conduct online banking transactions has almost doubled in the past year, ...more.
New Zealand based mobile network, 2degrees says that it has won a major contract to provide all mobile voice and data services to the University of Waikato. ...more.
Vodafone New Zealand today launched its LTE network, with coverage initially available in Auckland. ...more.
New Zealand's three mobile networks have agreed to collaborate on plans to share their databases of stolen handsets. ...more.
New Zealand's Communications Minister Amy Adams has confirmed that it is the Government's intention to allocate the digital dividend radio spectrum in the third quarter of this year. ...more.
Vodafone, Telstra and Telecom New Zealand have announced a partnership to build a new undersea telecommunications cable linking Auckland and Sydney. ...more.
Telecom New Zealand been forced to reset the current passwords of around 60,000 Yahoo! Xtra email accounts it believes to have been compromised following a cyber attack last weekend. ...more.
A joint report by the Australian and New Zealand governments into the cost of trans-Tasman roaming has recommended increased powers for their telecoms regulators to intervene in the market. ...more.
Telecom New Zealand says that its new international data roaming pricing is resonating strongly with Kiwi travellers with a significant spike in overall roaming and data usage following the company's introduction of new pricing late last year. ...more.
The number of spam texts reported to New Zealand's authorities has increased nearly fivefold in the six months following the introduction of a new spam reporting tool for mobile device users. ...more.