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Chorus reports strong half-year results amid CEO transition
Last week
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broadband
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chorus
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commerce commission
Amid plans for a CEO changeover, Chorus reports a robust half-year performance bolstered by increased fibre broadband uptake.
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Electric Kiwi challenges sneaky notice periods of broadband retailers
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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broadband
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commerce commission
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nz
Electric Kiwi has launched a complaint against leading NZ broadband retailers, alleging they use 'sneaky notice periods' that impede competition.
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Vector's PRISMED project receives inaugural Commerce Commission innovation grant
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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network management
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power / energy
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nz
Vector's PRISMED project awarded inaugural Commerce Commission innovation grant, aimed at utilising smart meter data.
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New NZ telco Rocket Mobile launches with unlimited data plans
Thu, 23rd Nov 2023
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nz
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telecommunications
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commerce commission
NZ's Rocket Mobile launches as a new telecommunication service bringing unlimited data plans, aiming to challenge rival companies' hidden costs.
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One NZ boosts 5G network with Dense Air NZ acquisition
Tue, 7th Nov 2023
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commerce commission
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nz
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spectrum
One NZ plans to heighten 5G spectrum through acquisition of Dense Air's New Zealand business, level up speeds and capacity.
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New $45 unlimited mobile data plan with perks from MyRepublic
Mon, 9th Oct 2023
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video
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digital entertainment
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netflix
MyRepublic has launched a new mobile data plan, MyRepublic Plus, offering unlimited data capped at 40 Mbps for $45 per month.
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ComCom seeks views on revenue limits, service quality standards for Chorus
Fri, 1st Sep 2023
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chorus
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commerce commission
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fibre
The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on resetting revenue limits for Chorus, New Zealand's largest telecoms infrastructure provider.
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ComCom examines issues with Connexa, 2degrees acquisition
Fri, 27th Jan 2023
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network infrastructure
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commerce commission
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m&a
Connexa's acquisition of mobile infrastructure assets from Two Degrees Networks faces competition scrutiny from the Commerce Commission.
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ComCom announces a much broader next phase of MBNZ
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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broadband
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internet
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commerce commission
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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ComCom issues final decision on Chorus Regulatory Asset Base
Thu, 6th Oct 2022
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finance, leasing & rental
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chorus
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commerce commission
A company's RAB amounts to the value of the assets the company has used for delivering regulated fibre services to New Zealand consumers.
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Commission cracks down on sales practices that mislead online shoppers
Fri, 16th Sep 2022
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email security
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cybersecurity
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commerce commission
The Commerce Commission has issued a formal warning to online gift-box retailer, Occasion Box, for making false and unsubstantiated claims.
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Mercury charged by ComCom following complaints of misleading customers
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
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law
Mercury NZ charged for misleading customers over early termination fees, with ComCom filing seven charges under Fair Trading Act.
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The NZ TCF endorses move by ComCom to promote TDR dispute scheme
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
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customers
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commerce commission
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law
New Zealand Telecoms Forum welcomes Commerce Commission's push for greater access to dispute resolution scheme.
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ComCom puts electronics sector on notice over resale price maintenance
Fri, 24th Jun 2022
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digital entertainment
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tv
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noel leeming
The Commerce Commission has concluded an investigation into allegations that television manufacturers were engaging in illegal resale price maintenance.
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Most NZ broadband can deliver four HD Netflix streams at the same time
Mon, 13th Jun 2022
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video
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broadband
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digital entertainment
99% of top broadband plans in New Zealand can handle four simultaneous high-definition Netflix streams, says Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme report.
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ComCom finds NZ broadband compares well with Australia
Wed, 1st Jun 2022
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cloud services
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broadband
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wireless networks
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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ComCom appeals $2.25 million fine in Vodafone FibreX case
Wed, 18th May 2022
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broadband
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retail
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fibre
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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ComCom welcomes new marketing codes for the telecom industry
Tue, 17th May 2022
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broadband
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commerce commission
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digital marketing
New marketing codes for New Zealand's telecommunications industry aim to improve transparency and help consumers choose the right broadband service.
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Kiwis are switched on when it comes to telecommunications
Thu, 17th Mar 2022
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broadband
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commerce commission
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fibre
New Zealanders are tech-savvy telecom users, embracing new technology and flexibility, according to a report by the Commerce Commission.
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ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
Tue, 15th Mar 2022
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endpoint protection
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edr
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mobile networking
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
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Copper cabinet phase out to start for Chorus mid-March
Mon, 14th Mar 2022
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cloud services
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commerce commission
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chorus
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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ComCom seeks feedback on broadband performance programme
Thu, 24th Feb 2022
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cloud services
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broadband
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commerce commission
The Commerce Commission is inviting feedback on enhancements to its Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme.
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Proceedings filed against government software provider
Mon, 24th Jan 2022
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commerce commission
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software
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government
The NZ Commerce Commission has now filed proceedings against digital government software company Objective Corporation Limited (Objective).
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Watchdog expects telecommunications retail service issues to be addressed
Wed, 15th Sep 2021
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commerce commission
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telecommunications
The Commerce Commission wants to see an improvement in the quality of retail services offered by the telecommunications industry.