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  • Farmers demand better broadband

    If a foot and mouth outbreak were to occur, New Zealands’s GDP would drop by 10 per cent and it would set the country back by four to five years in its economic trajectory. That’s according to the Ted Coats, Chairman of the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) — an electronic tracking system for farm animals set up by the government to electronically track the nation’s farm animals.

  • Pacific Fibre seeks partnership with government

    Pacific Fibre in talks with the government over a public-private partnership that could see taxpayers investing in a second international telecommunications cable between New Zealand, Australia and the US.

  • Telco Development Levy will drive LTE into regions

    Vodafone is welcoming the new Telecommunications Development Levy, which will replace the old Telecommunications Service Obligation (TSO), saying it will allow the company to drive fibre to 300 cell sites that would otherwise not be economic.

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