Sunday, 15 December 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
An EY (Ernst & Young) report into Chorus has warned the payoff for changes to cover a funding shortfall include a drop in services, high prices for new connections, network congestion and an increase in faults on the network, prompting Telecom to express concern about the erosion of services for consumers. Communications Minister Amy Adams
Monday, 09 December 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
An independent report by EY Australia has backed up the government’s theory that Commerce Commission copper price cuts would hurt Chorus’ [NZX: CNU] finances to the degree that the UFB rollout would be put at risk. Ms Adams, who received a verbal briefing from EY this morning, says the government must act within the $1.35
Thursday, 28 November 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
Common sense has prevailed and we won’t see the government overrule the independence of the Commerce Commission any time soon. While that’s good news for the long-term interests of both customers and the industry alike, it leaves us with the question of what to do about Chorus
Thursday, 28 November 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
Chorus has suspended its scheduled Dialogue Briefing around new, faster fibre services. Last month, Chorus announced an industry consultation on a proposed new range of Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) products, giving Retail Service Providers (RSPs) the opportunity to offer faster speeds and better value over fibre. This process has now been postponed by Chorus. Vodafone has
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
Chorus has agreed to wholesale several new ultrafast broadband plans from January that will offer faster download speeds at lower prices. It will also increase the speed of its entry-level UFB plan, which wholesales for $37.50 a month. The move follows concerns by internet providers that the company’s current entry-level UFB plan, which provides download
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 / Published in News, News, Views & Coffee Breaks
I was talking to Chorus CEO Mark Ratcliffe about the messy, embarrassing Transfield situation on Friday afternoon when he asked me if I’d heard of the Gigatown competition. I said yes, and that when I tweeted about it, a number of people replied wondering if suburbs of Auckland or Wellington could be in the running (Mt Eden Village, anyone?).