Stories by Stuart Corner

Commerce Commission seeks feedback on fibre regulation regime

​The Commerce Commission has unveiled its position on the rules, requirements and processes that will underpin the new regulatory regime for New Zealand’s fibre networks, with the release of an issues paper and a series of supporting studies.

Chorus expands colocation services with Nlyte

Chorus is expanding its Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation product from its Auckland Mt Eden exchange with sites in Christchurch and Wellington due to go live in June, and is bolstering the product with a data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) product from Nlyte, becoming Nlyte’s first New Zealand customer.

Commerce Commission says mobile competition OK but could be better

The Commerce Commission has released the preliminary findings of its study into New Zealand’s mobile services market, saying it shows competition indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services “trending in a positive direction for consumers”.

Visionstream & Downer retain Chorus network maintenance business

Chorus has awarded contracts to incumbent suppliers Visionstream and Downer for the maintenance of its copper and fibre broadband networks, along with any new fibre build outside of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) areas, as a result of what it says is greatly improved performance of the network.

Digital transformation on track, says Inland Revenue

In what it says was one of the largest data migrations undertaken by a New Zealand government agency, Inland Revenue has migrated some 20 million income tax records, representing around $5 billion in financial transactions, to the new tax system during a seven-day shutdown of services.

Government launches Digital Inclusion Blueprint

Minister for government digital services Megan Woods has announced a Digital Inclusion Blueprint, designed to help New Zealanders take full advantage of the internet, and help the Government identify groups of New Zealanders struggling to access online services.