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Telco commissioner Tristan Gilbertson has two big tasks and a 'paradox' to fix
Tristan Gilbertson: 'We donít want to hear customers are being led to believe fixed-wireless is a substitute for fibre because it is not'. 
© 2021 Mon 5:35am 

Māori and Pasifika in tech: How paid internships work
Leroy Pohatu's trade tools are a Macbook, a company phone and a PC toolkit. The 22-year-old field engineer looks after the IT of eight schools in Auckland, including his alma mater Tāmaki College.Kids at school often go up... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Mon, 12 Apr 9:05am 

Telco watchdog says customers spending $48 too much on bills
Phone bosses have pledged to send their customers annual spending summaries - plus a prompt to change plans if there's a cheaper deal that meets their needs.They also say they will release a comparison tool to make it easier to... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Tue, 9 Mar 10:05am 

Vodafone to black-list media outlets that promote hateful content or 'fake news'
Telco says it will make ethical judgment calls to withdraw advertising from media outlets that contradict its values. 
© 2021 Fri, 5 Feb 11:35am 

'Science fiction': Xiaomi's ridiculously good wireless phone charging technology
Forget cables and charging stands.Xiaomi's new Mi Air Charge Technology can recharge your phone wirelessly from "several" metres away. There's nothing else on the market like it.According to Xiaomi, this is how Mi Air Charge works:"The... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Sun, 31 Jan 12:25am 

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Tech company Rakon hikes profit forecast after higher demand for 5G networks
Rakon is seeing higher demand for its products from the telecommunications sector as the global roll-out of 5G networks continues. 
© 2021 Mon, 18 Jan 2:25pm 

Samsung's new S21 flagship phones: more features, lower price, ditched charger
Samsung's latest S series phone, unveiled at a virtual event this morning NZT, cost up to $100 less than their predecessors.There's more processing power, better cameras, longer-lasting batteries and other upgrades to the S21, S21+... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Fri, 15 Jan 10:25am 

TripAdvisor shut out of China appstore in crackdown
Companies including the Chinese arm of TripAdvisor Inc. have been ordered by regulators to overhaul their mobile phone apps in what the Chinese government said is a crackdown on pornography and other improper content.The National... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Thu, 10 Dec 12:25am 

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Which telco gets the most complaints?
Although its service is improving, one provider still fares worse than the rest, data shows. 
© 2021 Thu 5:45am 

2degrees' owner considers NZX, ASX listing
2degrees' Seattle-based, Toronto-listed parent company, says it is "exploring a partial public listing" of the telco on the NZX and ASX in the second half of this year.Trilogy International Partners owns two phone companies: 2degrees... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Thu, 25 Mar 11:25am 

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Spark takes first-half hit as travel restrictions choke lurative roaming revenue
Spark has reported an 11.4 per cent fall in net profit after tax to $148 million for the six months to December 30, while revenue fell 1.5 per cent to $1.77 billion.The telco blamed Covid-19 for the revenue fall. Border closures... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed, 24 Feb 9:25am 

Vodafone cable TV gets the biff - but telco says free replacement is better
Vodafone is shifting around 6500 Wellington and Christchurch customers on its cable TV service, TBox, to its newer Vodafone TV.The telco says TBox - elements of whose technology dates from the early 2000s - will stop working in... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Thu, 21 Jan 3:05pm 

Changes ahead for 6500 Vodafone customers as telco calls time on cable TV
6500 customers offered choice of streaming TV box or buying Sky direct as former 'triple play' cable service reduced to single play. 
© 2021 Thu, 21 Jan 5:45am 

Rakon shares rise after positive earnings upgrade
Rakon's share price has jumped higher after the company upgraded its earnings guidance for its 2021 financial year.The company which makes components for the telecommunications sector said it expected to achieve underlying earnings... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Mon, 18 Jan 1:05pm 

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