Rugby World Cup stories
Surge in phone usage as Kiwis head to Japan for Rugby World Cup
Rugby fever sees 5,500 Kiwis boost Japan roaming on Vodafone network.
Unisys: Staying cyber safe during Rugby World Cup
Kiwis are worried about physical and cyber attacks at large events, with Unisys releasing security tips to ease concerns.
Annoyed, angry and devastated: How Kiwis really feel about streaming the Rugby World Cup
Kiwis frustrated with streaming-only Rugby World Cup coverage; older viewers and Sky customers most negative, new research reveals.
Spark teams up with Air New Zealand in exclusive deal
Spark becomes first telecommunications provider to join Air New Zealand's Airpoints programme, offering customers the chance to earn Airpoints Dollars.
Single visit fibre install now available through Chorus
Chorus has been working hard to get single-visit fibre installation over the line as the Rugby World Cup gets closer.
Chorus announces full HD streaming support in time for Rugby World Cup
Chorus will support full HD streaming to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, allowing for a 44% traffic upsurge.
Enable celebrates 100,000th connection as Rugby World Cup nears
Enable nets 100k users, urges switch to fibre for Rugby Cup streams.
Chorus says the clock's ticking if you want UFB before the Rugby World Cup
Less than 90,000 fibre connections are available on Chorus' network before Rugby World Cup 2019 starts. Online viewing is expected to cause a data spike.
NTT DOCOMO to supply services for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
NTT DOCOMO joins 2019 Rugby World Cup as a key telecom supplier, boosting connectivity for the sport's fans.
Spark buys 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights, should you worry?
Spark NZ bags rights for Rugby World Cups, free and paid streaming ahead.
Voting open for favourite Rugby World Cup moments
Rugby World Cup fans are going to be able to vote on a new category at the World Rugby Awards, via a hash tag on Facebook.
The Rugby World Cup 2015 video game is a stinker
Rugby World Cup 2015 game fumbles with dire graphics and shoddy gameplay, a regrettable buy for fans.
New Zealand's already winning the RWC... at least on social media
NZ fans lead the global social media charge for the Rugby World Cup, outpacing all as the tournament looms.
Five things Gartner has learned about Digital Business from the World Cup...
Gartner's Jack Santos shares insights on how the World Cup illustrated the evolving nature of digital business, from time perception shifts to the blur of digital borders.
Tech on the ball as World Cup reaches billions of connected devices
Playback on PCs, tablets, and smartphones accounts for 57% of World Cup viewership, with a total of 5.9 billion screens worldwide.
Football-mad Kiwis to join World Cup conversation on Facebook
Millions of football fans from around the world will join the conversation about the 2014 World Cup on Facebook.
Glimmer of hope for Harvey Norman after NZ results
New Zealand has been Harvey Norman's standout performer for the first half of fiscal 2013, at least in terms of percentage increases in sales, which were up 3.6% on the same period a year ago.
JB Hi-Fi sees first-half NZ sales fall 6%
New Zealand sales fell 6 percent in the first half from a year-earlier result boosted by the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
NZ National Library collects millionth digital pic
Rugby World Cup victory parade image becomes the milestone addition to the National Library’s collection of digital heritage material.
Promotions, disasters lead to erratic 2011
Despite turbulent times, including weakening consumer demand and supply side challenges thanks to natural disasters, the Australia and New Zealand PC market grew 6% in 2011, with Australia’s education sector leading the charge.
Microsoft NZ announces winner of RWC comp
Wellington's Niki O'Connor wins Microsoft NZ's RWC comp, earning a spot in the Eden Park corporate box for final with her 'first XV'.
Telco group issues fraud warning for businesses
PABX phone hackers rack up thousands in toll calls via kiwi companies.
Innovators to go on show next month
A showcase of events promoting the New Zealand IT industry is set to begin in three weeks, coinciding with the Rugby World Cup.
Freeview TV extended for Rugby World Cup
An extra 160,000 homes will be able to access Freeview TV in time to see the All Blacks take on the world.