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One New Zealand unites with Google Cloud to drive DX
Thu, 21st Sep 2023
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cloud services
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digital transformation
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public cloud
OneNZ and Google Cloud has announced a five-year strategic partnership to bolster cloud transformation, and accelerate digitisation efforts across SMBs.
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Spark, Vodafone team up for Aotearoa's Public Safety Network
Fri, 11th Nov 2022
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internet
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emergency services
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vodafone
Spark and Vodafone have announced the establishment of Hourua, a new joint venture that will provide priority cellular services to the Public Safety Network.
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Vodafone NZ to switch off 3G network by end of 2024
Wed, 24th Aug 2022
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5g
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wireless networks
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4g technology
Vodafone NZ to shut down 3G network by August 2024, giving customers a two-year notice period to transition to 4G or 5G.
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Vodafone, Anodot to transform network, customer experience
Wed, 13th Apr 2022
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network infrastructure
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network management
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crm
Vodafone New Zealand has chosen Anodot to transform its network performance visibility and improve customer experiences.
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Vodafone New Zealand completes Australasian telco first
Mon, 21st Feb 2022
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cloud services
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dr
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fibre
Vodafone has expanded its partnership with FiberSense to Wellington, and is the first company in NZ to utilise existing underground fibre cables.
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Vodafone increases IoT network footprint
Fri, 6th Aug 2021
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iot
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5g
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wireless networks
Vodafone aims to provide IoT coverage to the majority of New Zealand's agricultural land as it expands its NB-IoT network.
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Vodafone NZ fast-tracks regional investment programme
Thu, 18th Feb 2021
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5g
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wireless networks
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fibre
Vodafone New Zealand is fast-tracking its regional investment program to improve mobile phone and internet coverage across the country.
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Vodafone enables 5G roaming in hope of future international travel
Wed, 28th Oct 2020
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5g
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wireless networks
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travel
Vodafone NZ has become the first operator in Aotearoa to enable 5G roaming, to Australia and three other countries.
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Video conferencing, network usage surge in lockdown 2.0 - Vodafone
Tue, 1st Sep 2020
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uc
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contact centre
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wfh
Phone and internet network usage continued sustained increases during Auckland's second lockdown, according to Vodafone NZ.
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Broadband data and voice minutes skyrocket as Auckland re-enters lockdown - Vodafone
Tue, 18th Aug 2020
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contact centre
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broadband
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voice
Auckland's return to lockdown has led to a 33% increase in fixed broadband data and a 45% rise in voice minutes, according to Vodafone NZ.
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Vodafone New Zealand rolls out 800G technology with Ciena
Wed, 15th Jul 2020
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contact centre
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5g
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wireless networks
Vodafone New Zealand becomes the first provider in the country to deploy 800G technology, enabling high data capacity and faster speeds.
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Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees condemn cell site attacks
Tue, 19th May 2020
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cios
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tcf
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2degrees
Arson on NZ telco sites may disrupt Auckland's connectivity.
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Vodafone: Prime Minister's COVID-19 lockdown announcement sees massive spike in traffic
Fri, 24th Apr 2020
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wfh
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government
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remote working
NZ Internet use surges as lockdown end nears, Vodafone reports record spikes.
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No surprise: Vodafone calls and data usage up as week three of lockdown sets in
Thu, 9th Apr 2020
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broadband
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video
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digital entertainment
Calls and data usage on the Vodafone network remain high, according to Vodafone NZ who has released its latest network report in week 3 of lockdown.
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Vodafone's Sharina Nisha up for Women Leading Tech Award
Mon, 16th Mar 2020
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women in technology
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engineering
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cloud specialists
Vodafone New Zealand's Sharina Nisha nominated for Women Leading Tech Awards in Australia, the only Kiwi on the finalist list.
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Vodafone launches massive broadband plans ahead of 5G launch
Wed, 22nd Jan 2020
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broadband
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5g
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wireless networks
Vodafone New Zealand launches massive data packages for wireless broadband customers, including a trial of 1TB of data.
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Vodafone to launch eSIMs for devices and wearables
Mon, 20th Jan 2020
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smartphones
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
Vodafone set to roll out eSIMs, advancing 5G wearables and dual-SIM tech.
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Vodafone network update begins - full story
Tue, 2nd Nov 2010
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telecommunications
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christchurch
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wellington
Updated: The long-awaited rollout of Vodafone's HSPA+ network is underway.
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Vodafone lures Farmside chief exec
Fri, 18th Jun 2010
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broadband
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telecommunications
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nz
Tony Baird resigns from Farmside for a Head of Networks and Operations role at Vodafone.
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Farmside in Fast 50
Tue, 3rd Nov 2009
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digital island
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market
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telecommunications
Rural ISP Farmside has been ranked 18th in the Deloitte Fast 50 and has won the fastest growing technology, media and telecommunications business for the Canterbury and Upper South Island region.
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Full speed ahead
Wed, 1st Jul 2009
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video
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nz
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internet
Satellite Internet users with the ISP Farmside will get double the download speeds on their Rocket Broadband service from this month.