Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Vodafone brings in X-men (and women) to help customers

    Vodafone says it will invest $10m to create an elite team of customer service staff, dubbed the X Squad, to deal with complex customer queries that technology alone cannot resolve.

    11 Sept. 19 10:12 Written by Stuart Corner
  • InternetNZ calls for caution on content blocking

    InternetNZ has released a paper examining different options for blocking undesirable content on the Internet. It sets a high bar for any possible government-mandated restrictions on the Internet, but recommends other options that could be pursued to address the problem.

    09 Sept. 19 11:37 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Chorus FY19 profit plummets

    Chorus has reported a 43 percent decline in NPAT to $53m for the year to 30 June, on revenues of $970m, down from $990m in FY18. EBITDA was $636m, down from $653m.

    26 Aug. 19 12:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Huawei sheds Australian jobs as 5G ban begins to bite

    Huawei says it has cut its Australian headcount by 100, with the Chinese telco equipment manufacturer blaming a government decision to bar it from participating in the roll out of 5G networks.

    23 Aug. 19 08:48 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Spark boosts FY19 profit on flat revenues

    Spark has managed to boost full year profit and EBITDA for the year to 30 June, despite reporting flat revenues, with growth in mobile, broadband, cloud and security offset by declines in legacy voice and managed data and networks products.

    21 Aug. 19 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The Instillery and Origin unite in mega merger

    The Instillery and Origin have unveiled plans to merge businesses to create a tech provider capable of challenging tier-1 incumbents in New Zealand.

    15 Aug. 19 11:30 Written by James Henderson
  • Rakon crystallises 5G and leosat opportunities

    Rakon (NZX: RAK) has identified significant opportunities for its technology in the growing markets for 5G network infrastructure and low earth orbit satellites (leosats).

    13 Aug. 19 09:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Polynesia’s Manatua Cable now half made

    Construction of the Manatua submarine cable that will connect the Cook Islands with those of Polynesia is now half complete, the Cook Islands Government has announced.

    07 Aug. 19 12:25 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone to turn on 5G in December

    A day after being acquired by Infratil and Brookfield, Vodafone NZ has announced plans to launch 5G services in December in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

    01 Aug. 19 14:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone group closes sale of Vodafone NZ

    UK based Vodafone Group has settled the sale of Vodafone NZ to a consortium comprising ASX listed Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management Inc for $3.4 billion - one of the largest New Zealand M&A transactions on record.

    01 Aug. 19 14:09 Written by Stuart Corner