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Sky, Vodafone merger 'raises some questions'

Calls for network neutrality have emerged following the proposed merger of Sky and Vodafone announced last week.Net neutrality means anyone can buy the company’s content and get the same service.

Kiwi ISPs in the spotlight - does your provider steal the show?

Kiwi ISPs in the spotlight - does your provider steal the show? The website currently covers 2degrees, Actrix, Bigpipe, Compass, Farmside, Flip, Inspire, MyRepublic, Now, Orcon, Skinny Broadband, Slingshot, Spark, Trustpower and Vodafone.The other 55 ISPs can self-declare by using a Google form through which they can send their information.

InternetNZ says TPP's 'digital locks' will stifle innovation

InternetNZ says TPP's 'digital locks' will stifle innovation Under the TPP agreement, New Zealand's copyright laws will change as all country member must share regulations on intellectual property issues.The TPP will make New Zealand's copyright laws less fair - but Parliament can amend this draft legislation to minimise the damage," says Jordan Carter, InternetNZ CEO.

InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill

InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill Called the Independent Review of Intelligence and Security, Cullen and Reddy reviewed the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), sought public submissions and reported back to the Government on 9 March 2016.The Independent Reviewers of Intelligence and Security released their report on New Zealand’s intelligence agencies, titled Intelligence and Security in a Free Society, in March this year.

unt 'em up: More big names strike out at Sky-Vodafone merger

unt 'em up: More big names strike out at Sky-Vodafone merger The hits against the Vodafone-Sky merger just keep coming, with TVNZ, TUANZ and 2Degrees all making submissions against it in the last week.The submissions all boil down to the anti-competitive consequences both across content and networks.

Spark joins fight against digital exclusion in NZ

Spark joins fight against digital exclusion in NZ In a move that InternetNZ says will help increase digital inclusion in New Zealand, Spark has just launched Spark Jump.With the new service, Spark will offer families at risk of digital exclusion entry-level home broadband for only $15 per month, all pre-paid and with no contractual obligations.

Tel review uld mean huge opportunities for NZ

Tel review uld mean huge opportunities for NZ Does anyone need Gigabit fibre in 2016?Happening in parallel with the rollout of “stream-five-HD-videos at once” Internet is the review of our Telco Rules for 2020 and beyond.

Kiwis love the internet but there's work to be done on our digital divide, says InternetNZ

Kiwis love the internet but there's work to be done on our digital divide, says InternetNZ AUT University has released a new report detailing eight years' worth of internet trends in New Zealand, and InternetNZ says that while internet usage is growing, there is still a digital divide.In 2007, only 21% of over-65s believed the internet was important for information, while 2015 numbers came in at 60%.

Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says Internet NZ

Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says Internet NZ Research conducted by InternetNZ last year found that 72% of Kiwis are concerned about personal data security, and 67% are concerned about threats to their privacy.These apps have higher privacy levels due to encryption, Kiwis still need to be aware that not all apps have these services.

Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says InternetNZ

Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says InternetNZ Research conducted by InternetNZ last year found that 72% of Kiwis are concerned about personal data security, and 67% are concerned about threats to their privacy.These apps have higher privacy levels due to encryption, Kiwis still need to be aware that not all apps have these services.

InternetNZ sings govt’s UFB praises

InternetNZ sings govt’s UFB praises The move will mean up to 85% of New Zealanders will have access to fibre by the end of 2024.” InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter says fibre is the best option for internet connectivity in most parts of New Zealand, and this extension will provide more Kiwis with world-class internet infrastructure.

Positives outweigh internet risks, survey finds

Positives outweigh internet risks, survey finds Safer Internet Day kicks off today, with many organisations marking the day across the world.While the internet brings a tonne of benefits to both individuals and businesses, new research from InternetNZ suggests security is a major concern.

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review The organisation says it is particularly pleased with the focus on fibre broadband.We think it will deliver the fair broadband prices Kiwis deserve," explains Jordan Carter, InternetNZ chief executive.

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on Vodafone-Sky merger

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on Vodafone-Sky merger The Commerce Commission is set to release its decision about whether or not the merger can go ahead on Thursday morning.Several telecommunications companies, including Spark and 2degrees have requested a 36-hour delay in the merger should the Commission approve the deal.

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on mm's Vodafone-Sky decision

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on mm's Vodafone-Sky decision The Commerce Commission is set to release its decision about whether or not the merger can go ahead on Thursday morning.Several telecommunications companies, including Spark and 2degrees have requested a 36-hour delay in the merger should the Commission approve the deal.

NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go

NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go The Commerce Commission has decline to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand and Sky Network Television, in a much anticipated decision this morning.The merged Sky/Vodafone entity would have been controlled by Vodafone Group.

Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out

Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out Spark, InternetNZ and Vocus are among those pleased with this morning’s decision made by the Commerce Commission to not clear the proposed merger between Vodafone and Sky.While Vodafone has said they are disappointed with the ruling, Spark says the decision is a big positive for ‘Kiwi consumers’.

Fibre-focused future for tel regulation welme, says InternetNZ

Fibre-focused future for tel regulation welme, says InternetNZ The Government’s proposal on telco regulation is a welcome one, according to InternetNZ, who says it offers a clear and simple framework for future regulation.” The Government has proposed a "utility-style" approach to regulating fibre infrastructure from 2020.

NZ’s first Mixed Reality Hackathon heads to Wellington

NZ’s first Mixed Reality Hackathon heads to Wellington The hackathon will involve several teams working for 48 hours on creating a minimal viable product using the Microsoft Hololens.Experts including Mark Billinghurst, former HIT Lab NZ Director, will be among the mentors and judges for the weekend.

Kiwis want faster internet, especially in rural areas, survey finds

Kiwis want faster internet, especially in rural areas, survey finds Surprise surprise, Kiwis want faster internet for their homes, and they want it now.The survey, by UMR Research, investigated how New Zealanders use home internet connections, and how they expect that use to change in the next three years.