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Chorus sees spike in business demand for faster fibre connections
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Businesses are spending more on super fast, commercial grade, fibre network connections as more of their operations move online.
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Govt paper pushes case for fibre connectivity in rural NZ
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Chorus has welcomed the New Zealand Government's release of a new paper that sets out the country's high-level connectivity vision over the next decade.
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ComCom announces a much broader next phase of MBNZ
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The Commerce Commission has unveiled the next phase of Measuring Broadband New Zealand (MBNZ), widening the programme to cover new technologies.
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NZIER and Chorus find economic potential in rural connectivity
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'Digital parity' is a concept heavily mentioned in the report, which involves calculating the economic benefits that flow from rural households and businesses having parity with urban.
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Superloop completes acquisition of smart building provider
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Superloop has completed its acquisition of VostroNet, an infrastructure owner and internet provider with customers such as Queensland University of Technology.
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How Assurity took the headaches out of Enable’s ERP upgrade testing
Fri 14 Oct 2022
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Finding itself on a version of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central so aged it was still called NAV, Enable opted for a migration to the renamed and reimagined version in 2021.
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Vodafone NZ to rebrand as One New Zealand in early 2023
Wed 28 Sep 2022
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Vodafone NZ has announced a significant rebrand, with the company announcing it is changing its name to One New Zealand in early 2023.
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Chorus posts $959 million 2022 revenue for fibre broadband
Tue 23 Aug 2022
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Chorus' fibre broadband has continued to generate strong demand, fostering underlying revenue growth totalling $959 million, up by $4 million year-over-year from 2021.
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Orcon brings faster fibre to Christchurch with Hyperfibre offering
Mon 1 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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Southern Cross Cable launches the SX NEXT cable to connect NZ to the world
Thu 7 Jul 2022
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The new Southern Cross NEXT fibre cable (SX NEXT) is set to connect Australasia to the US and further enhance connectivity between New Zealand, Australia, and the US.
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Mercury launches broadband and fibre packages for NZ customers
Thu 16 Jun 2022
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Mercury has officially launched Mercury Broadband, giving its electricity and gas customers the ability to add fibre to their existing Mercury account.
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ComCom finds NZ broadband compares well with Australia
Wed 1 Jun 2022
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A new report published by the Commerce Commission has found New Zealand's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) compares well to Australia's National Broadband Network.
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Voyager Internet announces new pricing changes to broadband offerings
Wed 1 Jun 2022
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Voyager Internet is making changes to its residential broadband, voice offerings and pricing in the wake of rising third-party costs and inflation.
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Chorus and Nokia launches first trial of 25G PON broadband
Fri 27 May 2022
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Chorus and Nokia have announced the successful demonstration of 25 gigabit per second fibre (Gbps) broadband technology at the Chorus Fibre Lab in Auckland. 
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Telstra enters into new RSP agreement with Opticomm
Fri 20 May 2022
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Telstra has entered into an RSP agreement with Opticomm (A Uniti Group Limited subsidiary) to provide network fibre services to customers.
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ComCom appeals $2.25 million fine in Vodafone FibreX case
Wed 18 May 2022
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The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ for its offending under the Fair Trading Act.
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BW Digital completes acquisition of Hawaiki Submarine Cable
Mon 16 May 2022
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BW Digital has completed its full acquisition of Hawaiki Submarine Cable, with all applicable regulatory filings and approvals now received.
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New high-performance cable in the works for Asia
Fri 13 May 2022
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A new high-performance submarine cable is being built to enhance connectivity between Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia.
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Chorus enhances West Coast infrastructure for upgraded telecoms
Mon 2 May 2022
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Chorus has announced the completion of a 250km infrastructure project set to provide the West Coast with upgraded and enhanced telecommunications.
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Chorus appoints Programmed as new caretaker for NZ sites
Thu 31 Mar 2022
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Chorus has appointed a new operations and maintenance caretaker for its 2,600 sites across NZ.
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Zayo makes waves with world's longest 800G optical wave
Fri 18 Mar 2022
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Zayo Group has made history with the world's longest 800G optical wave, beating the former world record by 74.5km.
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Kiwis are switched on when it comes to telecommunications
Thu 17 Mar 2022
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The Commerce Commission says New Zealanders know what they want when it comes to telecommunications. They like new technology and the ability to use it flexibly.
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Copper cabinet phase out to start for Chorus mid-March
Mon 14 Mar 2022
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Copper cabinets are soon to be a thing of the past for many Kiwis, with Chorus announcing it will switch off its first copper cabinets in mid-March.
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NeoPhotonics tech demonstration proves enhanced data center capabilities
Fri 4 Mar 2022
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NeoPhotonics has announced new technology components set to enhance data center and telecom networks by providing better operational support.
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