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Susannah Redstone appointed as General Manager at Digital Island
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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Susannah Redstone, with over two decades of telecoms experience, has been named General Manager at Digital Island.
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Vocus New Zealand, Aussie data centres on the chopping block
Tue, 24th Oct 2017
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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.
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Vocus sees Kiwi revenue soar on back of M2 acquisition
Tue, 23rd Aug 2016
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Vocus has seen Kiwi revenue increase 187% following its merger with M2, which included the CallPlus businesses.
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M2: NZ operations to deliver 18% of company's AU$1.8b revenue
Tue, 3rd Nov 2015
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Aussie's M2 Group is counting on its CallPlus acquisition to deliver big returns and, combined with Vocus, deliver 18% of its $1.8b revenue from NZ.
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Vocus and M2 win with merger, who loses?
Tue, 29th Sep 2015
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apple
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What next for Vocus? Is 2degrees of interest? A mobile network would certainly cover off all of the key market segments nicely (albeit only in NZ).
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Global Mode is dead: a winning move for ISPs
Wed, 24th Jun 2015
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Calling a halt to global mode is the smartest move possible for ISPs in a potentially unwinnable legal dust-up with TV networks.
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Netflix ranks NZ streaming speeds
Tue, 12th May 2015
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digital entertainment
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Popular streaming service Netflix has released findings on how Kiwi internet providers stack up in regards to streaming speeds.
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How to calculate the purchase price of an ISP
Mon, 11th May 2015
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It all comes down to how much the buyer wants the transaction to happen and the drivers the vendor has for selling.
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Shots continue in global mode fracas
Mon, 20th Apr 2015
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Global Mode developer BNSL is calling for a declaratory judgement in the global mode fracas, but says it will defend any action.
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Global Mode saga: Legal action to go ahead
Fri, 17th Apr 2015
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Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ have today announced they will progress legal action against Call Plus and ByPass Network Services.
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‘Bullying’ and ‘threatening’: Global Mode debacle fires up again
Thu, 16th Apr 2015
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CallPlus and BNSL are standing firm on Global Mode, with BNSL firing a stinging letter to the ‘big media gang’, alleging bullying behaviour.
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Opinion: M2 buys CallPlus – smart move
Tue, 14th Apr 2015
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With the benefit of hindsight, I can see that M2 management had no issue linking their services inextricably to CallPlus because they intended to.
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Payday for CallPlus founders in $250M sale to M2
Tue, 14th Apr 2015
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M2 Group, the ASX-listed voice and data services company, has agreed to acquire New Zealand's Call Plus for $250 million, gaining the nation's third l.
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NZ’s CallPlus acquired by Aussie telco for $250m
Mon, 13th Apr 2015
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CallPlus has been acquired by M2 Group, the Australian-based telecommunications and utilities provider, for NZ$250 million.
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CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
Wed, 8th Apr 2015
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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.
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CallPlus to bring UFB to Wanaka businesses this April
Tue, 10th Mar 2015
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CallPlus is getting ready to hook up Wanaka businesses to UFB, the final step in a long campaign to bring fibre to the area.
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Kiwis seek unlimited data plans and video streaming sites
Tue, 10th Feb 2015
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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.
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ComCom pushes out final decision on Chorus copper line pricing
Fri, 19th Dec 2014
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The Commerce Commission has pushed out the timeline for a final decision on what price Chorus can charge on its copper line network as it deals wit.
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Spark launches 'urgent review' of pricing
Tue, 2nd Dec 2014
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Spark has warned that it may increase prices as it reviews its customer pricing following the Commerce Commission's proposed wholesale rates.
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CallPlus Group brings on board Alcatel-Lucent executive
Wed, 24th Sep 2014
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CallPlus Group appoints Philip Carden to board; with over 25 years in telecoms, his experience is seen as invaluable for company's growth.
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CallPlus takes on the 'big boys' with new Orcon and Flip hires
Thu, 21st Aug 2014
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CallPlus Group appoints new leaders for Orcon and Flip brands, positioning the three CallPlus residential brands to challenge rivals.
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Done deal as Kiwi Internet Provider buys Orcon...
Fri, 20th Jun 2014
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CallPlus Group acquires Orcon, joining its portfolio of ISPs and boosting its market share to 15% in a strategic move to challenge leading providers.
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Commerce Commission extends copper pricing consultation
Thu, 22nd May 2014
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NZ Commerce Commission extends deadline for determining wholesale prices for UBA and UCLL, aiming for final decision by 1 April 2015.
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The Warehouse has 'absolutely no intention' of buying Orcon
Sat, 15th Mar 2014
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The Warehouse Group has absolutely no intention of being involved in the bid and due diligence activity for Orcon, according to company CEO Mark Powell.