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  • Controversy continues on Telecomms Bill's second day

    Woosh’s Rod Inglis struck a controversial note right at the beginning of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee’s hearings on the Telecommunications Amendment Bill. Picking up his theme of the outdated nature of the Vodafone 3G solution adopted for rural broadband, He said “there’s not even a consideration in the bill of what pricing for 4G might be."

  • Kordia posts loss on analogue TV asset write-down

    An asset write-down related to the government’s decision to bring forward the switch from analogue to digital TV to 2012 has caused Kordia to post an $18 million loss for the six-months to December.

  • Orcon delays VDSL2 in favour of SHDSL

    From March Orcon plans to launch a symmetrical broadband service in central Auckland exchanges where the company has installed its own infrastructure.

  • Telecom Wholesale's rivals offer faster services

    Unbundled plans - that is a broadband service from an ISP that has put in its own equipment into an exchange - provide web browsing speeds that are faster than plans from Telecom Wholesale, according to a Commerce Commission audit of broadband from January to June 2010, released today.

  • Outages affect Orcon

    Telecommunications provider Orcon is experiencing a major outage, cutting off internet and phone access to customers across the country.
    Services first went down late on Monday night, then again from lunchtime today.
    Orcon’s call centre and phone lines have also been affected, so the company is using Twitter to tell customers about the problem.
    It tweeted, "Outage is still continuing. Our tech (team) are working as hard as they can to fix the issue. I'll update as soon as it is resolved, I'll update," just after 12pm.
    Dozens of users had been asking the company what was wrong with their internet connections this morning.
    The company was also hit by an outage last Friday, which lasted about one hour.

  • Orcon ready for mobile plunge

    Three years after signing an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) deal with Vodafone, Orcon has unveiled its first mobile service.