Stories by Computerworld New Zealand staff

Coalition focuses on secret ACTA treaty

A coalition of interest groups has formed to launch a site dedicated to providing information about the controversial Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

Kiwi lands multi-million dollar fine in US for spamming

Lance Atkinson, the New Zealander who was convicted in the Christchurch High Court last year of offences under the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 and fined $100,000, is facing far greater financial penalties after being ordered to pay $US15.5 million (NZ$21 million) by US authorities for his part in the spamming network busted by New Zealand and US authorities last year.

Curran suggests ISP levy for copyright

Shadow minister for ICT Clare Curran says a licence fee attached to internet connections should be considered to break New Zealand's copyright law impasse.

Vodafone says interference is beyond its control

New Zealand's largest telcos are set to go head to head in court Wednesday with Vodafone seeking an injunction to stop Telecom's new XT network interfering with its existing mobile network.

Telecom joins the government's fibre party

Telecom has delivered its submission on how the government can roll fibre to the homes of 75% of New Zealanders -- making a major play for the government's national fibre network rollout business.

ComCom defers roaming decision

The Commerce Commission is deferring a decision on whether to investigate and regulate prices for national mobile roaming.

Consumer cost of mobile undertakings is high, says TUANZ

Telecommunications Users' Association boss Ernie Newman says if proposals by Telecom and Vodafone to gradually reduce mobile termination charges are accepted, a moderate mobile user could face up to $1,300 in extra charges between now and 2014.

TiVO to become an ISP in Australia

TiVO, the digital video recorder company operated in the Australia and New Zealand region by Seven Network, is becoming an ISP and a provider of downloadable movies.

Small ISPs challenged as leaders invest

The quality of broadband services provided by smaller ISPs in New Zealand is flat or in decline, according to a new monitoring report (pdf) released by the Commerce Commission Tuesday.