Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Spark announces more fixed 5G service areas

    Spark says it will launch fixed 5G wireless broadband in five South Island heartland locations prior to Christmas, followed by further heartland locations from March 2020.

    18 Nov. 19 09:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Manatua Cable clears final hurdle

    Niue and the Cook Islands are set to get their first submarine optic fibre connections following a meeting of regional telecommunications leaders approving the final stages of planning for the installation of the Manatua – One Polynesia Cable.

    11 Nov. 19 09:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Sparks Americas Cup 5G trial goes live

    Spark has launched its trial 5G network covering parts of Auckland Harbour for use by the Emirates Team New Zealand competing in the Americas Cup, due to be held on the harbour in March 2021.

    04 Nov. 19 11:15 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Chorus chair puts ComCom on notice over UFB regulation

    Chorus chair Patrick Strange has warned the Commerce Commission that over-regulation of the UFB network could scare off much needed foreign investment in New Zealand infrastructure.

    01 Nov. 19 10:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 2Talk offers Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

    Auckland based business communications company 2talk is offering Microsoft Teams Direct Routing service, enabling Microsoft Office 365 users with Microsoft E3 + Microsoft Phone System licensing or Microsoft E5 licensing to link their Business phone numbers to Microsoft Teams and make and receive calls from the PSTN.

    29 Oct. 19 16:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 2Degrees rated best NZ mobile network

    A survey of the performance of New Zealand’s three mobile networks based on millions of real-world data points gleaned from mobile phones has rated 2Degrees as the best performer.

    29 Oct. 19 16:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Huawei: More support needed for enterprise 5G

    5G connectivity is set to be in high demand by enterprises and consumers in the coming months, as the major carriers race to fulfil demand.

    18 Oct. 19 08:01 Written by Hannah Williams
  • Former Aussie telco executive JB Rousselot named Chorus CEO

    ​Chorus has named JB Rousselot, a former senior executive of Australian telco Telstra and of Australian Government owned National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) as its new CEO to replace Kate McKenzie.

    09 Oct. 19 14:03 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Southern Cross confirms Telstra’s NEXT role

    ​Southern Cross Cable Network has announced it has signed agreements and received regulatory approval for Telstra to become a 25 per cent shareholder of the company and an anchor customer of the Southern Cross NEXT undersea data cable.

    01 Oct. 19 10:27 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Mobile market in good health: Commerce Commission

    ​The Commerce Commission has concluded its year-long investigation into New Zealand’s mobile telecommunications services market, re-iterating its earlier provisional findings that competition is healthy, despite strident complaints on its provisional findings.

    27 Sept. 19 14:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark 5G goes live in Otago

    ​Spark has switched on New Zealand’s first 5G network, in Alexandra in Central Otago, and says it will roll out 5G in another five heartland NZ towns before Christmas, followed by other locations early next year.

    26 Sept. 19 10:45 Written by Stuart Corner
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