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  • Ernie Newman resigns

    [UPDATED] TUANZ CEO Ernie Newman has resigned after twelve years in the role.

  • TUANZ chairman steps down

    Chris O'Connell is stepping down as chairman of the Telecommunications Users Association, but will remain a member of the TUANZ Board.

  • Telco Development Levy will drive LTE into regions

    Vodafone is welcoming the new Telecommunications Development Levy, which will replace the old Telecommunications Service Obligation (TSO), saying it will allow the company to drive fibre to 300 cell sites that would otherwise not be economic.

  • Federated Farmers delivers broadband broadside

    It was time to speak frankly this morning as Federated Farmers' vice president and telecommunications spokesman, Donald Aubrey, gave a thumbs down to the government's funding plan for rural connectivity.

  • Air New Zealand, Tex Edwards collect major TUANZ awards

    The Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand has delivered its annual awards, with Air New Zealand the big winner and 2 Degrees' founder Tex Edwards collecting the chairman's award.
    If there was a theme of the awards, held in partnership with IDC and major sponsor Voco, this year it was that while broadband and telecommunications infrastructure are vital, it's the applications that use such infrastructure that deliver real economic benefits.

  • Pro-business tilt at InternetNZ council misfires

    An attempt to elect a slate of business-oriented candidates — some with strong connections to telecommunications users' group TUANZ — to the InternetNZ council has largely failed.

  • TUANZ welcomes Kordia Tasman cable plan

    TUANZ is welcoming Kordia's ongoing efforts to deliver a second trans-Tasman cable, saying its the only way to rid New Zealand of the "tyranny of data caps".

  • Challengers, users applaud ComCom

    Telecommunications challengers and user representatives are welcoming the Commerce Commission's draft recommendation, announced this morning, to regulate mobile termination rates.

  • TUANZ endorses Crown Fibre proposal

    TUANZ is pleased with the tenor of the government’s broadband plan, announced today with a press release from ICT minister Steven Joyce revealing that the government proposes establishing a Crown-owned investment company — Crown Fibre Investment Co — to drive the project.