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2degrees announces sale of telco tower assets to Connexa
Thu, 15th Dec 2022
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2degrees has announced the pending sale of its passive mobile telecommunications tower assets to Connexa for NZD $1.076  billion.
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Orcon brings faster fibre to Christchurch with Hyperfibre offering
Mon, 1st Aug 2022
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Orcon has today launched the next generation of fibre speeds in Christchurch, bringing its Hyperfibre offering to the city.
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ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
Tue, 15th Mar 2022
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The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
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New CEO unveiled for proposed 2degrees-Orcon merger
Fri, 4th Feb 2022
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Mark Callander will become CEO of a combined 2degrees and Orcon Group business pending merger approval. The merged company will be known as 2degrees.
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ComCom has issues with the 2degrees, Vocus merger
Tue, 1st Feb 2022
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The Commerce Commission is calling for public submissions on the likely competitive effects of the proposed merger between 2degrees and Vocus.
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2degrees, Orcon merger to take on telco powerhouses Vodafone and Spark
Tue, 4th Jan 2022
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2degrees and Orcon Group plan to merge, creating New Zealand's third-largest telco, offering mobile, broadband, and energy services.
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2degrees public listing paused while merger discussions with Orcon continue
Tue, 12th Oct 2021
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Activity on an initial public offering of the shares of Two Degrees has been put on pause while discussions of a potential merger continue.
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Orcon launches 8Gbps broadband plan
Wed, 2nd Jun 2021
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Orcon launches 8Gbps broadband plan, doubling the speed of its fastest plan less than 18 months after its 4Gbps launch.
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Orcon scraps business & residential internet plans for more 'tailored' approach
Mon, 24th May 2021
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Vocus-owned ISP Orcon is replacing its 'business' and 'residential' plans with a tailored approach to meet every customer's needs.
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NZ telcos plead guilty, given fines over false invoicing
Fri, 14th Feb 2020
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Three telco providers in New Zealand have been fined a total of $121,500 for making false representations in customer invoices.
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Finalists for the 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards revealed
Thu, 3rd Oct 2019
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Finalists for the 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards have been announced, showcasing the best of the broadband industry in New Zealand.
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Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett steps down amid health battle
Wed, 21st Aug 2019
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Effective immediately, the announcement comes following a recent diagnosis of multiple tumours on the brain, treatment for which is currently underway.
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Telcos in the hot seat after ComCom lays charges
Fri, 19th Jul 2019
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Commerce Commission charges Vocus subsidiaries for false billing claims.
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The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
Wed, 28th Mar 2018
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New Zealand buyer of Vocus Group will face significant challenges integrating disconnected assets worth $400m.
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Vocus New Zealand, Aussie data centres on the chopping block
Tue, 24th Oct 2017
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Vocus NZ is up to be put up for sale, with Australian parent Vocus Group also looking to sell the company’s Aussie data centre assets.
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Orcon says average monthly data usage (currently 150MB) soon to hit 1TB
Wed, 24th May 2017
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Data. You can almost never get enough, which has made it both the bane and blessing of modern life - Orcon says usage is about to skyrocket.
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Orcon & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo
Wed, 22nd Feb 2017
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Orcon and Slingshot unveil 'ADSL While You Wait' to ease Kiwis into fibre-ready homes without the dreaded internet gap.
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Orcon continues Gig rollout to Whangarei
Tue, 6th Dec 2016
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Orcon expands its Gig plans to Whangarei, following successful uptake in other metropolitan areas across New Zealand.
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Scott Bartlett to head Kordia's Aussie & NZ operations
Mon, 8th Aug 2016
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Kordia has announced that Scott Bartlett will be taking up the role of Group CEO, responsible for both the company's NZ and Australian operations.
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2degrees crushes competition to win Canstar broadband satisfaction award
Fri, 26th Feb 2016
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Just six months after entering the broadband fray, 2degrees has cleaned up in the Canstar Consumer Satisfaction awards for broadband services.
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Netflix ranks NZ streaming speeds
Tue, 12th May 2015
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Popular streaming service Netflix has released findings on how Kiwi internet providers stack up in regards to streaming speeds.
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How to calculate the purchase price of an ISP
Mon, 11th May 2015
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It all comes down to how much the buyer wants the transaction to happen and the drivers the vendor has for selling.
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CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
Wed, 8th Apr 2015
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CallPlus has hit back at legal action by broadcasters trying to stop global mode - and subtly called out Spark for its role in the legal fracas.
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Kiwi streaming companies VS the world
Tue, 7th Apr 2015
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In response to what they believe is a breach of copyright, Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ intend to take action against ISPs promoting Global Mode.