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ComCom says national roaming stays, including 5G
Despite Vodafone and Spark’s protests, the Commerce Commission decided there will be no changes to national roaming in order to promote competition.
2degrees leaps to the cloud with Commvault HyperScale Software
2degrees was already using Commvault’s data protection solutions but recognised the need for a more holistic approach.
Govt escalates rural broadband completion a year ahead of schedule
Communications minister Clare Curran says she wants "people to know they don’t have to wait until the end of 2022."
NZ telcos toughen their stance against scam calls and emails
“Historically, when we’ve seen scam activity on our network, we’ve lacked a fast and simple way to coordinate."
Wi-Fi calling is coming to an iPhone near you
This brings the total number of customers on 2degrees who can take advantage of Wi-Fi calling to over 350,000.
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
"I have lost count of how many times a former FX/Orcon/Callplus employee has told me that they “don’t have visibility” of billing ."
TaaS panel supplier round-up - the big four and more
Since its launch in 2015, the TaaS panel has undergone a fair few changes, especially in recent days. We have a look at who is doing what, right now.
2G breathes its last breath as 2degrees shuts down network
2degrees customers, with 2G devices, have until March 15 to upgrade.
Who is going to buy Vocus NZ?
The Vocus Group is reportedly looking for $500 million for its NZ assets as it tries to decrease debt and steady the ship.
ComCom makes final decision on what major telcos will contribute to $50m levy
Some providers pass the levy contribution onto consumers through a charge on their monthly bills.
Deloitte celebrates winners of 2017 Top 200 business awards
"Some may have thought 2degrees were biting off more than they could chew, but the company changed market pricing and has shaken up the duopoly.”
Who’s the greatest NZ Internet provider of them all? Winners announced
The inaugural Broadband Compare Awards ceremony took place last night to determine New Zealand’s best broadband provider. So who won?
End of an era – 2degrees to shut up shop on 2G
2degrees has announced it's closing down its 2G services on its nationwide mobile network as of March 2018.
2degrees' chief fixed officer - Snap owner Mark Petrie - moves on
“I really could not have chosen a better partner for Snap - which has made working in 2degrees for the past couple of years a lot of fun."
2degrees names Chorus the primary provider of national backhaul
2degrees and Chorus will commission the new 100Gb/s capacity during August. 2degrees is Chorus’ first national 100Gb/s customer.
Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide
We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.
New smartphone brand launches in NZ, partners with 2degrees
“Like 2degrees, OPPO is about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible so it’s great to be working with another challenger brand.”
NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go
The Commerce Commission has declined clearance of the Vodafone/Sky merger, saying it could not exclude the chance the merger could lessen competition.
InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on ComCom's Vodafone-Sky decision
InternetNZ gets behind calls for a delay following the Vodafone-Sky merger decision expected this week.
Spark and 2degrees respond to Gisborne power outage
Due to a fatal plane crash there has been a power outage in the Gisborne area.
Commerce Commission delays final decision on Sky-Vodafone merger
The deadline for the final decision on the proposed Sky-Vodafone merger has been pushed back to February due to a high number of submissions and a hea
67,000 Kiwis hunting free mobile data
This time those people wandering around with phones are not trying to catch cutesy fictional characters. They're after free 2degrees mobile data.
Complaints board throws out 2degrees carryover data complaint
"2degrees is the only provider with data carryover on monthly post-paid plans."
Govt gives telco industry props for restoration efforts following quakes
“Working around the clock, Spark, Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Chorus and other smaller operators have employed every ounce of Kiwi spirit and ingenuity."
E-book: The quick MSP guide to Security-as-a-Service
You may have a great security offering in you -aaS portfolio, but how do you know if it's the right one? And what could it cost you if it isn't?
Whitepaper: How MSPs can escape technology's all-too-familiar Catch-22
Managed service providers may be hurting themselves by relying on technology platforms that are ‘good enough'.
Six key steps to growing your MSP business
In order to remain competitive, MSPs are being forced to become not just good in their operations, but great - here's some expert advice.
The quick guide to understanding cybercriminals' motivations
Check out this incredibly helpful and interesting guide to exactly what cybercriminals are after, and how you can keep yourself safe.
Whitepaper: How businesses can buff up their cyber defences
By 2020, 60% of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk.