Telecom

Tower will blend in with surrounds

Tower will blend in with surrounds

A conspicuous $200,000 Telecom mobile tower in Frankton will blend in with its surrounds once more development occurs around it, Shotover Park Ltd co-director Alastair Porter says.

Rural broadband big players talking

Telecom and Vodafone seem to have the inside running in building the $285 million rural broadband network under the Government's initiative.

Broadband decision may hurt rural users

A Government decision to award a rural broadband contract to Telecom and Vodafone might leave rural internet users with worse service than those in urban centres, the Labour Party says.

Telecom probes database breach

Telecom is investigating what it says is potentially fraudulent accessing of customer information on its database.

Vodafone questions mobile rate cut

Vodafone questions mobile rate cut

Vodafone is warning consumers there is no guarantee the price of cellphone-to-cellphone calls will drop despite the Commerce Commission's recommending a slashing of wholesale rates.

Regulation not needed for new Telecom service

The Commerce Commission has decided that Telecom's new wholesale broadband service VDSL2, or very-high-speed digital subscriber line 2, does not need to be regulated.

Telecom coup may see Chorus spin-off

Telecom has scored something of a coup, being selected for preferred negotiations for the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) initiative and the spin-off for investors could be the listing of Chorus on the NZX.

Telecom could miss on UFB

The possibility of Telecom being entirely excluded from the Government's ultra fast broadband initiative (UFB) still remains and is not diminishing, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird says.

Joint broadband bid attempt to check rivals

Joint broadband bid attempt to check rivals Competition to provide urban broadband speeds to rural New Zealand heated up yesterday as bids to the Ministry of Economic Development closed. Business editor Dene Mackenzie looks at what is on offer.

Lower profit expected: Telecom

Telecom's forecast after-tax profit for its first-quarter trading is expected to come in at $84 million to $87 million when it reports today, brokers Craigs Investment Partners and Forsyth Barr say.

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