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New Zealand’s fibre unbundling feedback howl

On Thursday Chorus released its proposed unbundled fibre pricing for industry feedback. Would-be unbundlers responded with a noise resembling what you might hear when placing an electric guitar in front of an amplifier: a loud howl. This was always going to happen. New Zealand’s telecommunications regulations mean that the fibre networks must, by law, be […]

Vodafone mulls moving call centre jobs

In ‘Climate of fear and anxiety’: Some 200 Vodafone staff offered voluntary redundancy, says union Chris Keall, New Zealand Herald writes: Insiders have told the Herald there is a broad expectation that around 400 of 2800 roles could go. Paris stressed in an earlier interview that there was no set number. Different departments would gain […]

FibreX marketing lands Vodafone in court

It’s remarkable that Vodafone ever thought it could get away with calling its HFC cable network FibreX. It always look like the exercise would end in tears. This was a law suit waiting to happen. And boy did it happen. At the New Zealand Herald Chris Keall writes Vodafone pleads guilty to some FibreX charges, […]

Ultra Hub Plus: Vodafone 4G wireless while you wait for fibre

New customers signing for Vodafone’s home fibre plans can get an Ultra Hub Plus modem as part of the deal. This means they get a connection on the carrier’s mobile network straight away. Lucky customers will connect via 4G. Less fortunate ones may have to do with a 3G connection. Ultra Hub Plus is an […]

Vodafone wireless broadband offer: Reality check

Vodafone says it will offer fixed wireless broadband to customers who are ‘frustrated’ waiting for a fibre connection. Customers signing for 12 months of the Vodafone Ultimate Home Fibre plan get an Ultra Hub Plus modem as part of the deal. In a media release, Vodafone says this will give them a “mobile broadband connection […]