Mobile challenger 2degrees, which has been operating for nearly six months, provided its first significant market update today.
Stories by Rob O'Neill, Computerworld
New Zealand users of Microsoft’s Office suite will be asked to verify the authenticity of their software under the company's Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) programme from today.
IT services company Gen-i, which chose not to re-bid for a contract worth A$1.3 billion over 10 years with Commonwealth Bank of Australia in July, remains willing to work for the bank, CEO Chris Quin says.
Telecom has launched what it says is New Zealand’s smallest 3G broadband modem, the T-Stick. The modem is less than 8cm long and 1cm thick. The T-Stick costs $49.00 on a 24-month 1GB+ Plan. Telecom's GM Mobile, Martin Butler, says the T-Stick doesn’t require an installation disk. Plug it into a laptop USB port and it will automatically start the installation. It also has a memory card slot and comes with a 1GB Micro SD memory card.
The government has announced a $500 million-plus investment in broadband over the next five years, in what it calls the first downpayment on a 10-year plan. However, the investment announcment, coming after National's $1.5 billion plan, was described as underwhelming by Telecommunications Users' Association (TUANZ) boss Ernie Newman.
Telecommunications and ICT minister David Cunliffe has accepted Telecom's revised separation plan, clearing the way for operational separation to be implemented.