At a recently-held press event at a Herne Bay home in Auckland, Vodafone New Zealand unveiled its new `Red Home' packages which combine broadband and TV --- offering ultra fast broadband (UFB) and 150 TV channels.
Vodafone New Zealand recently reported that its full-year profit had plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million; marking the lowest annual profit for the company in the last 11 years.
With Australian network operator Vodafone already offering its customers international roaming facility in the US, the UK, and New Zealand, the telco has revealed in a recent announcement that it is adding 34 European countries to its `AU$5 per day' international roaming option from next week.
Telstra has revealed in a recent announcement that it has launched its new mobile data packages, which will give the customers the ability to pool the monthly allowance across a number of devices.
Auckland-based Internet service provider (ISP) Voyager has recently revealed that it has signed a letter of intent with submarine cable group Hawaiki Cable Limited; thereby indicating that it intends to buy capacity on a new fibre-optic communications cable.
According to a market research published today, phone users have never felt better before as the value of the New Zealand telecommunications market fell by 1.8% to $5 billion in the year.
According to the analysts, the gradual slide will continue until 2017.
During the course of a recent address at the SMART Inaugural International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure in Wollongong, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)'s chairman Rod Sims hinted that the regulator will go forth with the National Broadband Network (NBN) special access undertaking (SAU) process.
New Zealand's tourism sector has welcomed Telecom's recent announcement that it will be extending free or low-cost Wi-Fi access to its customers from October. Telecom had said in its announcement that it will expand free or low cost Wi-Fi hotspots by another 700 next month; and will have nearly 2000 hotspots by mid-2014.
With former Telstra CEO Ziggy Switkowski apparently set to become the new Chief Executive of NBN Co, RMIT's senior lecturer Mark Gregory has predicted that Switkowski will likely struggle in the mentioned role.
Elaborating on the reason behind his prediction, Gregory said that Switkowski lacks construction knowledge in rolling out fibre optic networks.
An online petition which calls for change to Abbott government's NBN scheme can be signed by Redland residents. The petition calls on new Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government to provide a fibre-to-the-premises broadband network rather than a fibre-to-the-node scheme.
In a move which will enable fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in Australia's mining and agriculture sector to stay connected on their iPhones even they work outside of network coverage areas, Optus has launched the Thuraya SatSleeve device for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Telecom NZ rolling out a nationwide Wi-Fi service; turning 2000 public phone boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots
In a recent announcement, Telcom NZ has revealed that it is launching a country-wide Wi-Fi service will result in the transformation of 2000 public phone boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots by mid-2014. The commercialization of national Wi-Fi network by Telecom will essentially enable Telecom customers to benefit from free Internet access at the hotspots.
According to the recommendations issued by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday, full mobile number portability (MNP) should be implemented all across the country within six months.
Telecom New Zealand has hinted that the launch of its LTE mobile broadband service will likely be delayed, though the company also added that the availability at launch - after a possible delay - will be wider than originally announced.
A leaked copy of NBN Co's latest three-year corporate plan has revealed that the project is on track, and its key financial estimates largely remain unchanged. The leaked 2013-2016 corporate plan indicates that the operating costs of the fibre-optic national broadband network (NBN) project remain unchanged at $26.4 billion over the next eight-year period.
After an attack on a group critical of communication minister's proposals for broadcasting, the minster has been accused of prejudicing her own consultation.
According to The Australian Financial Review newspaper, Telstra is aggressively targeting a billion-dollar construction contract for National Broadband Network (NBN), for which it has created a test site at which the Coalition's preferred NBN technology is being used.
On Friday, Sprint announced a new upgrade plan - called the `One Up' plan - which will give its subscribers the option of upgrading their handsets every 12 months instead of 24 months. Sprint said that the new plan will be available from Friday to the carrier's new as well as existing customers on Unlimited, My Way and My All-in plans.
According to a statement released by New Zealand's Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams, an amount of $15 million has been earmarked by the Government for an international Internet cable between New Zealand, Australia and the US.
Australian telecom giant Telstra is set to become the first Internet provider in the country to introduce 'malware protection technology' to its BigPond network. The new anti-malware technology, which Telstra will introduce in October, essentially underscores the company's attempts to stop cyber-criminals from turning the computers of customers into launch pads for cyber attacks.
Good News USA
- Vodafone NZ’s new ‘Red Home’ packages will offer UFB and 150 TV channels
- Vodafone NZ’s full-year profit plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million
- Vodafone adding 34 European countries to ‘AU$5 per day’ international roaming option
- Telstra launches its new ‘Every Day Connect Data Share Packages’
- Voyager signs “multimillion-dollar deal” with submarine cable group Hawaiki