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Telecommunications
Reduced profits and fewer ISPs – the NZ ISP Market In 2015
Brendan Ritchie takes a look at the increasing difficulty ISPs face in their quest to return a profit for their shareholders
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Microsoft
Countdown to Christmas with our best articles of the year
From gay CEOs, sexist CEOs and mean CEOs to women at the top, disappearing ISPs and our whole office fighting it out on their Fitbits, we’ve had a great year.
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Chorus
Orcon reveals Gigatown launch plans ahead of tonight's Gigatown announcement
The offer includes personal account managed installation support as well as a free Roku 3 TV streaming player so Gigatown residents can make the most out of their lightning fast internet.
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Telecommunications
Sparks continue to fly over Orcon throttling campaign
Orcon’s traffic management position is not exactly the same as Spark’s
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Telecommunications
Spark hits back against 'bogus' Orcon throttling claims
Spark has hit back at claims made by Orcon over traffic throttling, claiming it’s nothing more than a PR stunt.
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Telecommunications
Orcon shines bright light on throttling
Orcon says an estimated 81 percent of Kiwi internet users could be having their internet artificially slowed down.
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Flip
CallPlus Group brings on board Alcatel-Lucent executive
"His experience and insights will prove invaluable to the CallPlus Group as we enter a new growth phase with our four business units; CallPlus Business, Slingshot, Flip and Orcon."
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Gaming
Orcon unlocks the internet with launch of Global Mode
"Broadcast TV is dying so we want to give customers access to even more online content, matched with cheaper high-spec ultra-fast broadband plans."
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Orcon
CallPlus takes on the "big boys" with new Orcon and Flip hires
"What we have is a varied portfolio of brands, each with strong leadership, and a vision to really challenge the big boys."
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Orcon
Done deal as Kiwi Internet Provider buys Orcon...
"Orcon fits well in our business and appeals to a different market segment than our existing internet brands. We now have something for all New Zealanders."
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Gaming
Google releases NZ video quality report
Google has released its first Video Quality Report for New Zealand, enabling Kiwis to check out the level of video quality their Internet service provider can play YouTube videos.
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Orcon
Company linked to Orcon part-owner avoids liquidation
Vivid Networks, the company linked with Orcon part-owner Warren Hurst, avoided liquidation in Auckland’s High Court yesterday.
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Orcon
Distie deal thrills, Orcon spills and dollar bills
Six months is a long time in the New Zealand channel market.
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Chorus
Commerce Commission extends copper pricing consultation
"We take the industry’s concerns seriously and believe that the benefits of ensuring effective industry input outweigh any extended period of uncertainty."
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Internet
The simple but effective way to conquer the NZ tech space...
"I’m no Steve Jobs," laughs Seeby Woodhouse, the Voyager founder currently ripping up the Internet Service Provider market in New Zealand.
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Telecommunications
2degrees likely buyer for Orcon?
Speculation is rife that Orcon is about to pass into new ownership, with 2degrees rumoured to be buying a majority stake in the company, if not outright ownership.
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Internet
When is unlimited broadband actually unlimited?
"I’d encourage Telecom to have a closer look at what it’s telling its customers. It’s nearly there, just needs a nudge in the right direction."
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Internet
Orcon cuts off Dotcom internet campaign...
Orcon has revealed its campaign featuring Kim Dotcom is coming to an end, as the internet mogul focuses on his political aspirations.
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Internet
One summary says it all - broadband plan comparison is now even easier
A standard format has been developed to help consumers compare different fixed line, residential broadband offers from New Zealand’s leading operators.
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Internet
Adams backs better broadband info for consumers...
"These changes will make it easier for people to compare what different providers are offering, and to know if they are signing up for a package that meets their needs."
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Telecommunications
The Warehouse has "absolutely no intention" of buying Orcon
The Warehouse Group has absolutely no intention of being involved in the bid and due diligence activity for Orcon, according to company CEO Mark Powell.
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Telecommunications
State of Orcon; Who’s buying…?
Following increased media speculation that Orcon is being touted to buyers, more details of the alleged sale surfaced over the weekend.
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Government
State of Orcon; Timeline of events…
Orcon’s on the market, again. Less than a year after Kordia sold the ISP to a buyer group of Kiwi businesspeople, the firm is once again being touted to bidders. Check out Techday’s run-down of events during the past twelve months...
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Telecommunications
Five bids come in for under-fire Orcon…
2degrees, CallPlus, The Warehouse… who is buying Orcon? That’s the million dollar question.