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Vodafone New Zealand’s merger with Sky shows continuing pressure to provide a full suite of services

During the last decade there has been considerable merger and acquisition activity in the telecoms sector across global regions. Where these processes are not possible, for regulatory or commercial reasons, operators have found ways to share resources in a bid … Continue reading

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2Degrees – where to go from here?

For more than a decade I have followed the trials and tribulations of New Zealand’s third mobile operator, 2Degrees. This story started at a time when regulation in New Zealand (or more to the point, the lack of it) very … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Ultra-Fast Broadband network approaches half-way point

New Zealand’s telecom sector is being transformed by the continuing deployment of the key national infrastructure, the UFB. This ambitious undertaking is fundamental to the country’s broadband landscape, and is underpinning the emerging digital economy as well as the burgeoning … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s broadband subscribers anticipate higher charges in 2016

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission (the ComCom) has reviewed the costing for wholesale broadband access several times since 2012. In 2013 the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) cost component was reduced, resulting in a combined wholesale copper price of NZ$34.44 (compared to … Continue reading

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Positive signs for 2Degrees

In general we would say that the end of year financial results published by New Zealand’s third mobile operator 2Degrees is a positive one. We really like the fact that they have been able to increase their post pay as … Continue reading

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