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Exit Interview - Matt Crockett
On July 1st, four years to the day that he took over as the boss at Telecom’s wholesale division, Matt Crockett will wake up and no longer be a paid-up, senior member of New Zealand’s telecommunications industry.
ComCom flip flops on mobile rates
The Commerce Commission is recommending that ICT Minister Steven Joyce reject Vodafone's and Telecom's undertakings and regulate Mobile Termination Rates.
How I avoid high mobile charges - TUANZ Chair
TUANZ Chairman and Rank Group CIO Pat O'Connell says telecommunications is the bane of the business traveller's life and users are forced to jump through a myriad of hoops to avoid bill shock.
NZ telco market worth $5.5b - ComCom
The total fixed line and mobile telecommunications revenue in New Zealand for 2008/09 is estimated by the Commerce Commission to be $5.
Top ten from Telco Day
The 2010 TUANZ Telecommunications Day on Tuesday was a nine-hour talkfest that provided a comprehensive insight into the thinking of telcos, users, regulators and policy makers.
Vodafone's $12 plan prompts ComCom rethink
ICT Minister Steven Joyce claims his decision on whether to regulate mobile termination rates is on track, despite the Commerce Commission appearing to back down on its recommendation.
ComCom ordered to reconsider TSO
The Commerce Commission has been ordered by the High Court to reconsider the way it calculates the amount telcos must pay to enable a rural telephony service.
Credibility of ComCom in question - 2degrees
2degrees claims the credibility of the Commerce Commission has been drawn into question following its recommendation that mobile termination rates not be regulated.
US backer eyes full ownership of 2degrees
The US investor in 2degrees has been cleared by the Overseas Investment Office to acquire 100% of the fledgling mobile company.
2degrees slams ComCom recommendation
[UPDATED - Vodafone, Telecom, TUANZ reaction] The Commerce Commission has "squandered a golden opportunity" according to 2degrees regulatory and commercial manager Bill McCabe.
Split decision a splitting headache for Joyce
The Commerce Commission has just flung a piping hot potato at the ICT Minister and his first reaction is to cool the issue.
Over the past few months we’ve all been getting more excited about, and busy with, the government’s Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative.
Talks break down, ComCom moves
A last ditch effort to get the three mobile providers around the table and hash out an agreement on mobile termination rates has failed.
ComCom demand retraction, Telecom says No
Telecom has rejected a request by telecommunications commissioner Ross Patterson to withdraw comments it made in relation to high court action taken by the Commission.
Mobile competitive, fixed line pricey - ComCom
Its official – the entry of 2degrees has resulted in a more competitive mobile market.
Mobile players urged by ComCom to talk
Vodafone, Telecom and 2degreees have until tomorrow to decide if they should meet to reach mutual agreement on non-price terms for mobile termination rates.
Auckland DHB, Gen-i and Alcatel Lucent trial mobile solution
Auckland Hospital is trialling its first mobile telehealth solution, partnering with Gen-i and Alcatel Lucent for a three-month pilot, which began on 1 October.
What the doctor orders
IMPROVING connectivity to hospitals and health clinics is one of the primary objectives for the government’s ultra-fast broadband network.
Rate reductions will cost us $450m - Vodafone
Another week, another round in the Mobile Termination Rates regulation saga - and Vodafone has come out swinging.
Get connecting or lose out!
The advantages of businesses getting together to offer collective services to their customers are fairly obvious to most people.
Understanding compliance: a current look at the tendering process
The tendering process is designed to give companies and government departments a good overview of applicable solutions, allowing proposals to be evaluated and chosen on a fit for purpose and value for money basis.
2008 – a year to remember?
Has New Zealand turned an ICT corner? Michael Foley looks at the signs and considers the road ahead.