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The state of it: mm report takes close look at NZ tel sector

The state of it: mm report takes close look at NZ tel sector Released today, the annual report analyses the state of New Zealand’s telecommunications markets.“Our cheapest broadband services, at $75 per month, are 5% below OECD averages and fixed wireless broadband is available at $55 per month in 4G areas.

New Zealanders thirstier than ever for more data & bandwidth

By May 2015, the average New Zealand household was using as much data in a year as the whole of New Zealand used in a month back in the late 1990s.This is just one of figures from the latest Commerce Commission Telecommunications Monitoring Report which shows just how data thirsty New Zealanders have become.

2degrees' lips are sealed on rumoured Australian tel sale

2degrees' lips are sealed on rumoured Australian tel sale The Australian has recently reported that TPG is "on the brink" of buying 2degrees for up to $900 million.However, in attempts to put the rumours to bed, a spokesperson for 2degrees says this the company will make ‘no comment’ on the deal.

Skinny shakes up Kiwi tel market with new platform

Skinny shakes up Kiwi tel market with new platform Ross Parker, GM of Skinny, says the new business model fills a gap in the market for customers who are data-loving smartphone users that want low prices.“It is a direct response to customer feedback which showed that our happiest customers are those that manage their mobile account purely online,” he says.

Spark ups its data game on pay monthly plans

Spark ups its data game on pay monthly plans From today, new and existing pay monthly customers will be given up to 60% more mobile data.“So we’re including much more data for our pay monthly customers at no extra cost to them.

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.

NZ tel industry 'world class' despite increasing levels of mplaints

NZ tel industry 'world class' despite increasing levels of mplaints The New Zealand telecommunications industry is providing world class service, according to the NZ Telecommunications Forum, despite the number of consumer complaints increasing.The latest Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Scheme found a significant increase in enquiries for the 2015/2016 period, a total of 2.

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes In a statement, Communications Minister Amy Adams has thanked the industry for returning services close to pre-quake levels.As a consequence of the quakes, a key fibre backbone running along the Kaikoura coast was disrupted at multiple locations.

Govt announces new RMA standard for tels

Govt announces new RMA standard for tels The Government has announced a new National Environmental Standard for Telecommunications Facilities under the Resource Management Act.The new standards will make it easier for Kiwis to get connect to better communications technologies, and save consumers and ratepayers millions of dollars, the Government says.

Sprint buys up a chunk of Jay Z's Tidal streaming service

Sprint buys up a chunk of Jay Z's Tidal streaming service The investment from Sprint provides Tidal with a fresh round of investment as well as a powerful partner in Sprint, which currently counts around 45 million subscribers.After a splashy, celebrity-filled launch, the artist-centric streaming service has struggled to attract a major subscriber base despite the platform's exclusive music releases.

Fancy a Facebook Live at 17,000 ft? It might soon be possible at the Everest base camp

Fancy a Facebook Live at 17,000 ft? It might soon be possible at the Everest base camp Soon you will have internet access in the Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.Visitors will be able to tweet, chat, email and share  from the Lukla-Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Base Camp with the help of free Wi-Fi offered by Nepal.

Amazon and Google may bring back home phones

Amazon and Google may bring back home phones When was the last time you actually talked to someone on a home phone?After a series of comments from anonymous Amazon and Google sources, it looks like the companies are making moves to offer their smart home speaker hubs, Amazon's Echo and Google's Home, as phone line replacements.

India's richest man is done with giving away 4G services for free to 100 million users

India's richest man is done with giving away 4G services for free to 100 million users The new telecom operator from India’s largest industrial house has garnered over 100 million subscribers in less than six months since its launch, the country’s richest man said today.Vodafone, which is the second largest carrier, has over 200 million subscribers.

One telecom carrier is fixing a major privacy problem you probably don't know about

One telecom carrier is fixing a major privacy problem you probably don't know about An telecom operator is trying to fix a major privacy problem that many of us are unaware about.The new program, called Private Recharge Mode, allows people to add credit to their phones with a unique code instead of their phone number.

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.

Can Singapore's smallest mobile operator hope to compete in a country of 250 million?

Can Singapore's smallest mobile operator hope to compete in a country of 250 million? An MVNO is unlike a traditional mobile operator, in that it doesn't own its infrastructure, but rather leases hardware assets such as satellite towers and transmitters from traditional players.While the company said it's "hit [its] target" in Singapore — albeit declining to reveal exactly what that is — entering Indonesia will be very different, a top exec said.

Chorus network capacity will ntinue to grow to meet customer demand

Chorus network capacity will ntinue to grow to meet customer demand The Commerce Commission just released the final decision in its review of the non‑price features of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) service.The Commission has reviewed the service that Chorus must provide to retail companies with an to ensure that UBA service can continue to be used by retailers to provide the best possible range of competitive broadband services over copper.

New smartphone brand launches in NZ, partners with 2degrees

New smartphone brand launches in NZ, partners with 2degrees The company brings with it the F1s, A39 and R9s smartphones to New Zealanders for the first time.“We’re excited to be launching our smartphones in New Zealand.

Vodafone merges with rival to create India's largest phone company

Vodafone merges with rival to create India's largest phone company The joint entity will have a subscriber base of nearly 400 million and a revenue market share of 41 percent, according to reports.The price war triggered by Reliance Jio had prompted British Vodafone to write down the value of its Indian business by 5 billion euros ($5.

Selling broadband to millennials: Market schemes and outlook for 2017

Selling broadband to millennials: Market schemes and outlook for 2017 Large broadband companies may soon have the opportunity to lobby once more for the FCC to strike down or at least tone down its net neutrality rules.The company offers a truly unlimited internet service (no throttling) at a cost that’s cheaper than a bundled phone+broadband service.