Stories by Sarah Putt

Rural fibre pioneer shut out of govt broadband scheme

InspireNet, a Manawatu-based provider of rural fibre broadband, has been shut out of the $300 million Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) following the government’s announcement yesterday that it will only consider national proposals.

Ernie Newman resigns

[UPDATED] TUANZ CEO Ernie Newman has resigned after twelve years in the role.

Telecom's IT taskmaster

It’s not often that a vendor pays a call on a client and comes away with a new job, a new country of residence, and a new life. But that’s effectively what happened to Telecom Group CTO David Havercroft.

Telecom seeks relief on three-way split

Telecom's is seeking relief on its operational separational undertakings in a proposal to the government known as Variation 4, but what are these undertakings and why does the telco want them delayed, or possibly scrapped?

We're ready to go: Vector

Vector CEO Simon Mackenzie claims that if Telecom partner with the government in its Ultra Fast Broadband, the fibre network will be delayed.

At the 2degrees 3G launch

2degrees is promising to launch post-pay deals before Christmas, but at today’s 3G launch it stuck to a pre-pay data offering.

FryUp: iFiasco

First you say you will, then you don’t, then you do (sort of)