Telecom has pulled out of its "no sex over the rugby World
Cup" campaign, saying it had misjudged public reaction.
influential financial results are due out soon, with interest
in Telecom high as it is expected to be the last before the
company splits into two.
The All Blacks have found themselves at the centre of a new
public relations controversy - this time over a humorous and
edgy Telecom-led advertising campaign to have fans abstain
from sex for the Rugby World Cup.
Telecom and Slingshot have this week responded to the lower
mobile termination rates determination by lowering their
national mobile calling rates.
The two entities resulting from the proposed structural
separation of Telecom will use some of the same assets, but
no assets will be jointly owned.
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has been accused of "vitriolic
scaremongering" in her continuing attacks on Telecom in
speeches in Parliament and in press releases.
Telecom's information technology arm Gen-i says it will make
strong gains in a fibre-optic future, despite the dark clouds
looming over the rest of the telco industry.
Telecom has admitted a software error has caused overcounting
of broadband usage since November, affecting 35,000 customers
who will now be provided with compensation.
Telecom has problems counting and could be overcharging
thousands of customers' broadband accounts, according to
detailed research by two customers.
Sky Television has signed a three-year deal with Telecom to
resell all of Sky's television services.
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