Unified Communications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Wearable wearers beware: you are a prime target market

    ​Market research firm Nielsen Consumer and Media Insights says usage of wearable devices is rising exponentially in New Zealand, doubling over the past 12 months to nine percent of the online population over 15 years of age, representing an attractive target market.

    26 April 17 10:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Ultrafast Fibre moves IT into Dimension Data’s cloud

    Ultrafast Fibre, which owns and operates the Ultrafast Broadband network in Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki, has chosen Dimension Data’s managed cloud facility in Hamilton to host all its data and applications.

    19 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Power companies empowered to install broadband fibre on rural properties

    ​Labour and other Opposition parties are claiming credit for new legislation that they say could accelerate the deployment of broadband fibre in rural areas and is “a game changer to enable immediate regional development opportunities for all of rural New Zealand.”

    13 April 17 09:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • vGRID first in NZ to deploy HPE Synergy ‘composable infrastructure’

    ​vGRID, a New Zealand based SaaS and IaaS provider focussed on the small to medium business market, has moved from its datacentre at Waikato Innovation Park into Datacom’s Kapua data centre and has become the first company in New Zealand to deploy HPE’s Synergy product, claimed by HPE to embody a new architecture that it calls ‘composable infrastructure’.

    12 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark and Skinny counter 2degrees with limited Freedom

    Spark has been quick to respond to 2degrees’ 3 April announcement of its ‘unlimited’ mobile plans, by launching simultaneously under its Spark and Skinny brands mobile plans that “allow customers to use their mobiles without restriction by providing data without a cap, unlimited voice calling and unlimited texting.”

    11 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 2degrees offers mobile data by the minute, or the hour

    ​2degrees has launched a new data option, Data Clock, for its prepaid mobile customers that enables them to purchase data for a predetermined time rather than by volume, using technology from Finnish company Comptel.

    10 April 17 10:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark launches cloud contact centre on AWS

    Spark has launched a cloud contact centre service from Genesys that combines inbound and outbound calling, email, web chat, social media and fax and that enables a single view of customer interactions across all these channels.

    06 April 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Oh my! Ooma lets Kiwi’s talk free on Wi-Fi and mobiles

    US based communications software developer, Ooma, has relaunched its Talkatone app, a consumer mobile app that provides free calling and texting over Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection, in New Zealand, Australia and a handful of other countries (Germany, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, UK).

    29 Sept. 16 12:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cogent to resell FaceMe videoconferencing

    Unified communications and IT services provider Cogent will offer videoconferencing services from New Zealand startup FaceMe.

    01 Sept. 16 13:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vibe Communications to resell Access4’s BroadSoft unified comms

    Wholesale Internet access and network services provider, Vibe Communications, has become the first wholesaler to resell Access4’s BroadSoft-based unified communications services, and Acces4 will use Vibe’s transmission services to access the New Zealand market.

    31 Aug. 16 14:12 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ​Sky TV in merger talks with Vodafone

    Sky Television has confirmed merger talks with telco giant Vodafone, as the two companies explore the possibility of combining practices in New Zealand.

    08 June 16 10:25 Written by James Henderson
  • Is NZ Budget a boost for a digital nation?

    Budget 2016 is an encouraging boost for technology, New Zealand’s fastest growing industry, according to NZTech CEO Graeme Muller.

    27 May 16 03:26 Written by James Henderson