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Broadband
2degrees and Vocus merger officially complete, set to bring new offerings to NZ telco market
2degrees has today officially announced it has joined forces with Vocus NZ upon the completion of their merger, with promises of new offerings for customers across both business and personal markets.
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2degrees
ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
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Cloud
ComCom has issues with the 2degrees, Vocus merger
The Commerce Commission is calling for public submissions on the likely competitive effects of the proposed merger between 2degrees and Vocus.
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Cybersecurity
Tesserent announces cybersecurity partnership with Vocus
"Increasingly critical infrastructure controls are coming under cyber-attack and we look forward to working with Vocus to improve their clients cybersecurity resilience."
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SoftIron
Australia prioritises IT hardware manufacturing on the road to digital sovereign resilience
A new computer hardware manufacturing facility that offers a complete forensic chain of authority for every product is Australia’s latest step towards sovereign resilience in IT infrastructure.
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Open source
Vocus, SoftIron to create cloud storage solution Datahub
Vocus has announced the launch of Datahub, a new cloud storage solution in partnership with open source data storage vendor SoftIron.
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Cloud
NEXTDC eyes up Darwin, NT, as next data centre pad
NEXTDC has purchased land in Australia’s Northern Territory, which is set to be the site of the company’s newest data centre.
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Submarine Cable Projects
Vocus announces first international submarine cable connection into Darwin
“This further cements Darwin as Northern Australia’s most advanced digital economy, and will open the door to new opportunities for advanced manufacturing, data-centres and cloud-based computing services for Territorians and investors.”
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Point of Presence
Hurricane Electric deploys Point of Presence at Vocus' Auckland data centre
The PoP is Hurricane Electric’s second of its type, complementing an existing connection in Data Centre 220’s Auckland facility.
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Vocus
Macquarie, Aware Super propose AU$3.5bn acquisition of Vocus Group
Vocus Group managing director and CEO Kevin Russell says that the last three years have been focused on turning the company around, and now it’s time to shift into a new investment phase.
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Cloud
Sky confirms Vocus as a key service partner for Sky Broadband
"It’s exciting to see our Sky Broadband project take shape as we roll out customer trials with the support of a great partner like Vocus."
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Chorus
"Money grabbing, tone deaf" - Vocus, Vodafone, 2degrees slam Chorus over fibre price increases
Vocus slammed the news from Chorus that it will increase fibre prices, labelling the move as "cynical, money grabbing and unwarranted".
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Fibre
Vocus buys out 'strong' Stuff Fibre business
The deal, which is set to close on 20 May, reflects Vocus’ confidence in Stuff Fibre’s capabilities, particularly in ‘uncertain times’.
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Remote Working
Vocus to resell Zoom products in A/NZ as demand for remote tools soars
Demand for remote team collaboration tools is surging on an unprecedented scale, and businesses like Zoom are struggling to keep up with demand.
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Chorus
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.
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Cloud
Vocus showing growth in A/NZ markets
Both the parent in Australia and the NZ wing of the telco are showing solid revenue in the previous financial half-year.
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Flip
NZ telcos plead guilty, given fines over false invoicing
"It was a failure to implement and then ensure proper processes were operating. This was highly careless."
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Government
Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
“The Terabit Territory is a game-changer for Vocus and the Territory, establishing Darwin as a major new gateway for capacity from Asia to other mainland capital cities."
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Fibre
Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
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Commerce Commission
NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
"Having assessed the state of competition in the mobile market, we haven't identified any particular problems or structural issues that could be hampering competition."
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Telecommunications
Vocus adds Hawaiki capacity, network upgrades
The Hawaiki cable links Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Hawaii and the US West Coast
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Smartphone
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
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Chorus
Chorus’ message: just be more committed to paying
Vocus says prices could increase by between $12 and $200 per user, which would have to be absorbed by the provider or paid for by the consumer.
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Vocus
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.