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Tonga’s communications blackout ‘a problem out of their control’

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Communications, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Internet, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Telecommunications, Tonga, Tonga Cable  /  Comments Off on Tonga’s communications blackout ‘a problem out of their control’

Internet shock … Tonga Communications Corporation. Image: Kalino Lātū/Kaniva News By Philip Cass and Kalino Latu Tonga’s abrupt communications blackout may last up to two weeks before the fibre optic submarine cable restores the internet and mobile connection with the world. Tonga Cable Director Paula Piveni Piukala told Kaniva News repairs could be done in […]

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Tongasat’s appeal aimed at hindering suing former PMs, says Pōhiva

By   /  October 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Communications, Development, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Princess Pilolevu, Reports, satellite, Supreme Court, Telecommunications, Tonga, Tongasat  /  Comments Off on Tongasat’s appeal aimed at hindering suing former PMs, says Pōhiva

Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva … plan to lodge additional legal action to force pay back of the Tomgasat money. Image: Kalino Lātū/Kaniva News By Kalino Lātū, editor of Kaniva News   Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva says he believes an appeal by Tongasat against a Supreme Court ruling over the illegal payment of millions of […]

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Ultra-Fast Broadband in 190 more towns

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Ultra-Fast Broadband in 190 more towns

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ultra-Fast Broadband in 190 more towns The Government is investing $270 million to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to 190 more small towns, and extend rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. “We’re also bringing the completion of the […]

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New consenting regime to speed up UFB access

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on New consenting regime to speed up UFB access

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New consenting regime to speed up UFB access A new regime that makes it quicker and easier for people living down shared driveways or in apartment complexes to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has begun, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. The Telecommunications (Property Access and […]

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Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in four more regional towns as the extension of the Government’s broadband programme continues to roll out across the country. In January the Government […]

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UFB connections available to 1.2 million

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on UFB connections available to 1.2 million

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: UFB connections available to 1.2 million Almost 1.2 million New Zealand households and businesses now have access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. The June 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today shows that deployment for phase one of the UFB programme is […]

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Lives saved by 111 caller location technology

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, Internal Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Peter Dunne, Police, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Lives saved by 111 caller location technology

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Lives saved by 111 caller location technology The new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls has already made a significant impact in the two months it has been up and running, say Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs […]

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Broadband builds underway in more towns

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Broadband builds underway in more towns

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Broadband builds underway in more towns Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Picton, Horotiu, Thames, Dargaville and One Tree Point, as the extension to the Government’s UFB programme gathers pace. In January the Government announced an […]

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UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Levin is now complete, providing an additional 8,507 households and businesses in the Manawatu-Whanganui region with access to fibre. Communications Minister Simon Bridges was in Levin today to celebrate the completion […]

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Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced $1.6 million funding for two workstreams to promote the uptake of digital technology across Canterbury and to take advantage of new value-add market opportunities. […]

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UFB phase one 75 per cent complete

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on UFB phase one 75 per cent complete

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: UFB phase one 75 per cent complete More than three-quarters of the build for phase one of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme is complete, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. “This is a fantastic milestone which means that more than 1,132,000 households and businesses now […]

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Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed Communications Minister Simon Bridges has today announced the reappointment of Dr Stephen Gale as Telecommunications Commissioner and as a member of the Commerce Commission. Dr Gale has been appointed for a further three years starting on 12 July. “The reappointment of Dr Gale […]

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Artificial Intelligence Forum welcomed

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence Forum welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Artificial Intelligence Forum welcomed Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the launch of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Forum to help understand the opportunities and challenges relating to AI in New Zealand. Supported by NZTech, the Forum brings together […]

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Final telecommunications reform package announced

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Final telecommunications reform package announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Final telecommunications reform package announced Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced the final details of the Government’s reform package to improve the Telecommunications Act and modernise the communications sector. The final package will introduce a more predictable utility-style model for Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre, deregulate […]

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All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits The Government is committed to making New Zealand’s communications network one of the best in the world, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. Minister Bridges spoke at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington today. “In 2009 the internet […]

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New caller location system for mobile 111 calls

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, Internal Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Peter Dunne, Police, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on New caller location system for mobile 111 calls

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New caller location system for mobile 111 calls Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne, today announced a new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls that will improve public safety and help save lives. “The new […]

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Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking Communications Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the start of Techweek’17, a nationwide event that will showcase New Zealand-grown technology and innovation to the world. The annual events kicks off tomorrow and runs to 14 May. It will see more than […]

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TVNZ board appointments

By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on TVNZ board appointments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: TVNZ board appointments Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced a number of appointments to the Television New Zealand Ltd (TVNZ) board. Dame Therese Walsh has been appointed as the new Chair. Dame Therese has been Deputy Chair since 2015 and a Director since 2012. She […]

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Telco property access bill passes third reading

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Telco property access bill passes third reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Telco property access bill passes third reading A bill that will streamline the process for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill will make it […]

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New national cyber security unit launched

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on New national cyber security unit launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New national cyber security unit launched Communications Minister Simon Bridges today launched CERT NZ, a new cyber security unit that will help New Zealanders respond to online threats. CERT NZ was announced as part of Budget 2016, receiving $22.2 million of funding over four years. […]

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