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Telecommunications security legislation to be modernized

Comments Off | 04-17-2013

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced the Government plans to modernise the Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act 2004 to ensure it remains effective in a rapidly-changing telecommunications environment, and also intends to create a new formalised network security regime.
The proposed changes relate to obligations for telecommunications companies, and are focused on modernising the [...]

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Telecom payroll giving milestone applauded

Comments Off | 02-4-2013

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today praised Telecom for leading the way for large corporates in supporting payroll giving, as the Telecom Foundation hit $1 million in donations to New Zealand charities, schools and community groups.
“Telecom and the Telecom Foundation have shown the way on payroll giving since they came on board with the scheme 18 [...]

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NZ rejects international telecommunications treaty changes

Comments Off | 12-14-2012

New Zealand has rejected a push to bring the internet under stronger state control, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced.
New Zealand joined a number of other OECD states in declining to sign the revised International Telecommunications Regulations at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai.
The Regulations are a treaty-level text established [...]

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Improving telecommunications in the Chatham Islands

Comments Off | 08-16-2012

Telecommunications providers are being asked for their input on the best way to deliver significant improvement in telecommunications for the Chatham Islands.
Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams and Chatham Islands Mayor Alfred Preece today released details about the next stage of the process.
As part of the Rural Broadband Initiative, the Government approved a grant [...]

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Cellular spectrum renewals completed

Comments Off | 03-31-2012

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams today announced the completion of cellular spectrum renewals that secure key rights for Telecom, 2degrees and Vodafone through to 2031.
Telecom has this week completed settlement, enabling it to renew the 850 megahertz (MHz) band rights that it uses for its XT network.
2degrees settled in January for the 900 [...]

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Concern mounts over regulation of successful bidders for the Government’s ultrafast broadband project

Comments Off | 04-12-2011

The New Zealand Herald has reported mounting concerns over the regulation of successful bidders for the government’s ultrafast broadband initiative. The concerns arise from the intention by government to give successful bidders a ten year break from regulation. As such, telecoms firms and consumer advocate groups have joined forces to ensure the successful bidders do [...]

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Brightstar signs fresh three year supply chain agreement with Telecom New Zealand Ltd

Comments Off | 02-17-2011

Brightstar has signed a new; three-year supply chain agreement with Telecom New Zealand Ltd. Brightstar is a global leader in services and solutions for the wireless industry. The deal will see Brightstar provide supply chain services for all mobile, broadband and fixed line products for New Zealand’s largest telecommunications service provider.
As part of the agreement, [...]

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New Zealand’s mobile provider 2degrees plans to invest $100 million in its network over the next two years

Comments Off | 02-10-2011

New Zealand’s newest mobile provider 2degrees is to invest more than $100m in its network over the next two years, following an agreement with global telecommunications provider Huawei.
2degrees already provides its customers with nationwide 2G and 3G mobile services via its own network and through commercial roaming. Today’s announcement will see a significant increase in [...]

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Yellow Pages Group buys a small kiwi online bulk-buying company

Comments Off | 01-26-2011

Yellow Pages Group purchased www.groupy.co.nz; a New Zealand based small online bulk-buying company. The Yellow Pages Group is currently negotiating its way through the next stage of its massive and fraught restructuring. The group announced Monday it had bought the group-buying site www.groupy.co.nz.
The Yellow Pages is expected to announce a new look soon. The group [...]

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NZ Telecom unable to structurally separate its business by June 2011, says the NZ telecoms giant

Comments Off | 01-22-2011

After failing to sign a contract with the New Zealand government in its Ultra-Fast-Broadband (UFB) network plans, the NZ Telecom has reported it may not be able to attain its goal of structurally separating its business by the end of June this year. The telecoms giant flopped in a bid to win the multi-billion New [...]

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