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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?
03 Nov 17
Vocus New Zealand, Aussie data centres on the chopping block
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.
24 Oct 17
New platform helps corporate giants connect to Australian startups
Businesses participating in the initiative include Australia Post, Accenture, IBM, Optus, and Westpac.
29 May 17
Orcon & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo
“With installs already set to take up to 6 weeks, people don’t always realise that if an order hits any snags, they can be left with no internet."
22 Feb 17
Surprise surprise: NZ telcos need to up customer service game
The latest Consumer NZ survey on NZ telcos has revealed Kiwis aren't to happy when it comes to customer service.
02 Feb 17
Slingshot launches anti-porn control switch
“While we can’t bubble-wrap our kids, we can certainly put measures in place to help mitigate online risks and bring the topic to the surface."
09 Aug 16
The official Techday internet service provider poll – who turns you on?
Internet in New Zealand is a hot topic right now. So it got us thinking about what company New Zealanders actually use to get their internet at home.
29 Feb 16
2degrees crushes competition to win Canstar broadband satisfaction award
Just six months after entering the broadband fray, 2degrees has cleaned up in the Canstar Consumer Satisfaction awards for broadband services.
26 Feb 16
Slingshot questions industry pricing with mobile + broadband bundles
“We were expecting 2degrees to come out with some aggressive pricing, but they have just slipped in behind the big boys.”
17 Sep 15
Woosh customers sold to rival Slingshot
Today Slingshot purchased the entire customer base of Woosh, the internet service provider.
27 Jul 15
Slingshot comes to the rescue of elderly Wellington residents
Slingshot and Consumer NZ have finalised an agreement to provide more affordable services to elderly UFB customers in Wellington.
06 May 15
Slingshot tops for quality service
Slingshot comes out on top of the ISP pile in the inaugural Reader's Digest Quality Service Awards.
28 Apr 15
CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
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.
08 Apr 15
Kiwi streaming companies VS the world
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
07 Apr 15
Slingshot upgrades Global Mode, capitalises on Kiwi Netflix
Slingshot is upgrading its Global Mode service so Kiwi Netflix users can switch between regions - allowing viewers to 'toggle' between versions.
20 Feb 15
Slingshot best performing broadband provider
Slingshot has been named as the best performing broadband provider in New Zealand for the second year running.
19 Feb 15
Kiwis seek unlimited data plans and video streaming sites
According to Kiwi statistics from the CallPlus network streaming video is up, peer-to-peer sharing is down, and online shoppers are turning to China.
10 Feb 15
Consumer NZ poll slams Vodafone and Spark
Vodafone and Spark have a long way to go before their customers feel satisfied with their service.
05 Feb 15
Slingshot launches data only plans for online messaging
Slingshot says many mobile phone users only use the call function when they need to get hold of people urgently, and that a growing number of their users prefer to communicate via messaging apps such as Facebook, email and Whatsapp.
25 Nov 14
Slingshot's website better than the rest
The IMA says the Slingshot website represented the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.
17 Nov 14
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."
24 Sep 14
Chorus outlines UBA and Boost proposals...
"Perhaps the biggest change is the explosion in the number of end-user devices, and the seemingly ever increasing demand for HD streamed online video."
19 Sep 14
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."
28 Aug 14
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."
21 Aug 14