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I really enjoyed being on the panel assessing the Top 40 Influencers in New Zealand Telecommunications, published by TR last month.
The Pacific Rim Roamer
The Pacific Rim Roamer (PRR) is a regular visitor to countries in Asia and the Pacific, but he finds that mobile coverage is patchy in the most surprising places – Auckland’s CBD and the suburbs of Newmarket, Chatswood and Birkenhead.
Competition drives prices down
[UPDATED]: Telecom’s new SMS pricing is the first aggressive mobile offer to hit the market, and 2Degrees CEO Eric Hertz says it’s the direct effect of the increased competition a third carrier brings to the mobile market.
$12 all-you-can-eat text plans
Telecom has announced a new text pricing plan for Christmas tailor-made for heavy SMS users.
Rate reductions will cost us $450m - Vodafone
Another week, another round in the Mobile Termination Rates regulation saga - and Vodafone has come out swinging.
Tsunami-disaster aided by free calling
Telcos say helping out those affected by the tsunami that struck the islands of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga was "the right thing to do".
Mobile marketing opportunities
Although mobile marketing currently only shares a minor sector of the wider advertising industry, the userability, interaction and personal nature of mobile phones make it the medium of the future, says 2Degrees CEO Eric Hertz.
SCOOP: Telcos enter crowded events market
The Telecommunications Industry Group - whose membership consists of the CEOs of the major telcos bar TelstraClear and 2degrees – is planning a mega conference for March.
Who's top in New Zealand telecommunications?
[UPDATED] The annual Top 40 Most Influential in Telecommunications has produced some surprising results this year.
Free calling to Samoa
Telecommunications companies are offering free calling to Samoa (and in some cases, Tonga) in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami disaster there.
There appear to be some in the industry that speak out a lot about the Commission’s decisions.
Work smarter, not harder
We've heard a lot about workforce productivity recently, with particular regard, to mobility, thanks to XT and 2degrees.
10 facts about 2Degrees
10 facts about Kiwi company 2degrees with branches in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.
To Port or not to Port *
Without a doubt the 2degrees offering falls down on data.
Jewel in the crown
Since Telecom launched its XT Network in May, Gen-i has been clocking up the wins from its arch rival Vodafone, turning the signing of every a major client into a media event.
Welcome back, Commissioner
The big news on the regulatory front is that Dr Ross Patterson will return to the fold as Telecommunication Commissioner.
How ya gonna call? Drivers face cellphone ban Employers liable
Is what your employee does in the privacy of their own car really your business? If they’re driving while holding a mobile phone during work hours, it soon will be.
The Mobile Wars
The battle for the hearts and wallets of mobile users has begun.
You be the Judge
At noon on Thursday 7 May in Courtroom 12 at the Auckland High Court, Justice Geoffrey Venning was to rule on the injunction Vodafone had sought to delay the launch of Telecom’s 3G network.