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  • Spectrum auction will be a fight: TUANZ CEO

    Government plans to auction the remaining 4G spectrum is the worst outcome on offer from a competition point of view, says TUANZ (Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand) chief executive Paul Brislen.

  • Gigatown will demand more of RSPs: TUANZ

    New Zealand’s smaller towns and cities are enthusiastically vying to drive their citizens into responding to Chorus’ year-long promotion and to become the southern hemisphere’s first “Gigatown”.

  • ICT groups call for more consultation on spy Bills

    Revelations about the US electronic surveillance progamme PRISM have led a group of New Zealand ICT organisations to send an open letter to Prime Minister John Key and Law and Order Committee Chair Jacqui Dean calling for an extension to submissions on the TICS and GCSB Bills currently out for consultation.

  • TUANZ faces extinction, members told

    The Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) may fold within a month, unless more of its members renew their annual subscription fees.

  • InternetNZ president on TPP, TUANZ and Paul Reynolds' view of regulation

    Frank March is both a Ministry of Economic Development official and president of InternetNZ. In part two of this Q and A with Stephen Bell he talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, whether InternetNZ will move into the telco user space and he considers the departing Telecom CEO's view of regulation.

  • TelstraClear tops TrueNet web page speed test

    TelstraClear retained the fastest web page download in the country during September under TrueNet's monthly speed test.
    According to TrueNet, "Users on TelstraClear’s cable network saw a test page load in less than quarter of a second, even faster than last month’s result down from 0.20 second to 0.15 seconds in September (please note that in an earlier version of this article these figures were wrongly attributed to Telecom Retail). That far outstrips the next nearest rival, Telecom Retail, which slipped slightly this month and went 0.30 to 0.38 seconds.
    “Both WorldxChange and Vodafone saw marked improvements over their August results but still have a long way to go to catch up to TelstraClear’s cable results," says TrueNet's John Butt.
    According to a TrueNet media release "TrueNet gathers its information from an army of volunteers whose experience is monitored on an ongoing basis all month. The number of volunteers and the number and variety of tests run means TrueNet can report on the experience from a customer’s point of view with a high degree of certainty about the results.
    "TUANZ and TrueNet are working together to produce independent, high quality third party data on the telco environment in New Zealand to better help New Zealanders understand and manage their telco services."
    TUANZ chief executive Paul Brislen says TrueNet’s service helps users better understand the complexities of the industry.
    “TrueNet’s results allow customers to compare apples with apples and really understand what it is they’re getting from their providers. The range and depth of the testing enables users to understand the variations in the market and to make their buying decisions accordingly."

  • Data caps, access right on internet manifesto list

    With the general election in view, InternetNZ is readying a “manifesto for the internet”, outlining policies that its membership and others interested in the advance of internet services would like to see the major parties adopt.

  • Tuanz announces finalists for 2011 Innovation Awards

    TUANZ last night announced the finalists of the 2011 Innovation Awards, with winners to be announced at a black tie event in Auckland next month.
    The awards include eight judged categories, while members of the public can vote for the Carrier of the Year, Mobile Service Provider of the Year and ISP of the Year at ilovemytelco.co.nz