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Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission tells telcos to improve consumer choice
September 2020
Mobile operators should improve consumer choice through easier comparisons.
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Small and Medium Enterprise
How COVID-19 has changed the way Kiwi SMEs operate - study
August 2020
 The lockdown earlier in the year thrust many small businesses into an unknown territory.
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Chorus
"Money grabbing, tone deaf" - Vocus, Vodafone, 2degrees slam Chorus over fibre price increases
July 2020
Vocus slammed the news from Chorus that it will increase fibre prices, labelling the move as "cynical, money grabbing and unwarranted".
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New Zealand Police
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees team up with police and NZTA to tackle texting while driving
July 2020
"The reality is that phone use by drivers is commonplace in New Zealand and this is a hard behaviour to shift."
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Network Infrastructure
2degrees unveils new infrastructure sharing agreement, passes $1b milestone
June 2020
The company has revealed it has invested $1 billion into its network infrastructure, and has expanded on its venture with Spark and Vodafone to connect the country's rural areas.
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New Zealand Telecommunications Forum
Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees condemn cell site attacks
May 2020
New Zealand telco firms are warning recent arson attempts on cell sites may have an impact on phone and internet connectivity across Auckland.                      
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5G
EXCLUSIVE: Get the scoop on what eSIM tech means for NZ
May 2020
Everything you need to know about what eSIM is, how it is used, and what Spark and Vodafone have to say about where it’s going.
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Telecommunications
2degrees to slash 120 jobs as COVID-19 impacts set in
April 2020
2degrees is proposing to cut 10% of its 1200-person workforce, in response to the evolving COVID-19 crisis. 
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Telecommunications
NZ telcos to provide essential repair services using 'no contact' model
March 2020
Telecommunications companies have closed their doors for usual retail service, but will provide repairs and modem and phone provisions only if there is a genuine connectivity issue.
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Chorus
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
March 2020
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.
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Fibre
Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
November 2019
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
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2degrees
All work, no play: 2degrees survey finds Kiwi SMBs won't take a break
November 2019
‘No holidays please, we’re SMBs’. That’s the sentiment coming from almost 1000 Kiwi small businesses, according to a study by 2degrees.
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Telstra
2degrees, Telstra lead the way in NZ and Aus mobile markets
October 2019
A new report for data company Tutela has revealed 2degrees provides its users with the best mobile experience, while in Australia, Telstra leads the pack. 
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Orcon
Finalists for the 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards revealed
October 2019
"It is great to see such a diverse range of finalists recognised and highlights what a great position connectivity in New Zealand is in."
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Commerce Commission
NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
September 2019
"Having assessed the state of competition in the mobile market, we haven't identified any particular problems or structural issues that could be hampering competition."
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Rural Broadband Initiative
Broadband and mobile: Rural New Zealand gets more of the good stuff
August 2019
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees announce new rural broadband and mobile services in twenty locations 
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Emoji
Emojis in the workplace struggle to span generations
July 2019
“People can interpret emojis in different ways and different groups often associate different meanings with different symbols, and this doesn’t always cross the generations.”
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Slingshot
Canstar Blue’s SMB Internet Provider award winners are...
June 2019
“It’s getting harder to be a small business in New Zealand, but technology is making life easier for us.”
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Smartphones
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
May 2019
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
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2degrees
Study finds NZ mobile services in good stead due to competition
May 2019
The study found indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services were trending in a positive direction for consumers.
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2degrees
Spark, Vodafone, and 2degrees team up for Christchurch
May 2019
Chief executives from New Zealand’s largest internet providers have jumped on board with the Christchurch Call to Action.
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Smartphones
Forgotten your phone? Nearly half of Kiwis would feel ‘naked’
May 2019
A majority of Kiwis are finding mobile phones increasingly indispensable to everyday life, a new survey finds with some very interesting results.
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Google
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
March 2019
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
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Vocus group
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
March 2019
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.