Posts Tagged ‘Telecommunications New Zealand’

Improving telecommunications for the Chatham Islands

Comments Off | 01-31-2013

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced the next stage of the Government’s plan to deliver significant improvements in telecommunications for the Chatham Islands.
As part of the Rural Broadband Initiative, the Government approved a grant to the Chatham Islands Council to help secure better broadband connections for its three schools, Kaingaroa, Pitt Island [...]

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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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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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Pacific Fibre closes fourth round of financing for its fibre Optic cable between Australia, New Zealand and the US

Comments Off | 01-22-2011

Pacific Fibre announced Thursday it had closed its fourth round of funding, raising over NZ$5.5 million. Pacific Fibre plans to build a fibre optic cable connecting Australia and New Zealand to the USA. According to Pacific Fibre, the existing external investors all contributed to the subscription round, while San Francisco investor Peter Thiel’s New Zealand [...]

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New Zealand paper merchant BJ Ball and Maui Capital acquire Focus Paper

Comments Off | 12-1-2010

The ProPrint reported Tuesday that New Zealand paper merchant BJ Ball and Maui Capital are to acquire Focus Paper. The investment is expected to enable Focus paper competes favorably with market leaders, bolstering its positions. Focus director, Darell Price said the deal is to be completed and take effect from today, 30th November, 2010.
It will [...]

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