Telecom New Zealand, which has been in the process of transforming selected public phone boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots, will have 700 of them live by October 7, with 2000 hotspots expected to be live by mid 2014.
Mobile satellite communications services provider, Inmarsat, has awarded Telecom NZ the contract to build and manage one of its Pacific Ocean Region (POR) satellite access stations (SAS) for Global Xpress (GX).
In its ‘pro-certainty’ submission to the ‘Review of the Telecommunications Act 2001: Discussion Document’, Telecom NZ, argues the input price for wholesale access to copper broadband should be at the bottom end of the Government’s proposed ranged.
Former telecommunications commissioner, Dr Ross Patterson, has recommended that UCLL and UBA prices should be set by legislation until 2020, in an independent report prepared for and included as part of Chorus’ submission on the Government’s Discussion Document entitled Review of the Telecommunications Act 2001 (Discussion Document).
The A-League’s sole New Zealand-based team, Wellington Phoenix, has confirmed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Huawei.
Broadband infrastructure company, Chorus, has labelled Transfield’s failure to pay New Zealand-based sub-contractors as “unacceptable,” but welcomes the Australian company’s assurance it is urgently looking to amend the issue.
Ultra-fast broadband (UFB) infrastructure company, Chorus, is running a year-long competition determine which NZ town will be the first in the southern hemisphere to receive 1Gbps broadband speeds.
With the Government’s auction for the 700 MHz radio spectrum scheduled to commence October 29, telecommunications provider, Telecom, said it welcomes the allocation and intends to be a bidder.
The auction conditions include requirements for mobile network operators to upgrade their existing rural cell sites to 4G capability within five years, and for successful bidders to continue expanding cellular coverage.
Sub-$200 smartphones and robust sales of smartphones in emerging countries are driving a rebound in the worldwide mobile phone market this year, IDC said.
While the acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business by Microsoft for $5.57 billion is a “logical step forward” by the latter, it will have limited impact on the smartphone market in the short to medium term, according to Analysys Mason.
Networking products and services provider, Gen-i, has extended its relationship with Corys Electrical through a new five-year contract which will see it provide the electrics distributor with telecommunications and IT services.
Verizon Communications has reached an agreement to buy Vodafone Group's 45 per cent stake in its Verizon Wireless subsidiary for $US130 billion.
Managed ICT services provider and Telecom NZ Group member, Gen-i, and infrastructure provider, Revera, have announced site preparation is underway for their $60 million enterprise-class datacentre.
Fixed line communications infrastructure provider, Chorus, has reported net profit after tax (NPAT) of $171 million and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $663m for its 2013 financial year (ended June 30).
Auckland-based internet service provider (ISP) Wireless Nation, has launched Smart SOHO, a new Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service and unlimited broadband bundle for small business customers.
Telecommunications provider, Telecom NZ, has reported net earnings after tax of $238 million for its 2013 financial year (ended June 30), although felt the impact of key business remodelling decisions.
Communication solutions and services provider, Motorola Solutions, has named Steve Crutchfield managing director, Australia and New Zealand.
TPG (ASX: TPM) is intending to acquire fibre capacity on the Australia-US segment of the Hawaiki submarine cable system.
Telecommunications provider, Telecom NZ, has announced no significant damage “appears to have been sustained” to its networks in the Lower North Island and Upper South Island following this afternoon’s Cook Strait earthquakes.
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