Telecom NZ launches commercial 700MHz 4G service

New Zealand’s incumbent Telecom NZ is putting to use the 700MHz “digital dividend” spectrum it paid A$140 million for in a recent government auction by launching a regional 4G service. Telecom NZ said it will launch the service in rural Waikato, covering the town centres of Hamilton and Morrinsville as well as surrounding areas late next month.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/389722,telecom-nz-launches-commercial-700mhz-4g-service.aspx

Telecom NZ suffers large-scale systems failure

A systems failure this morning has taken a large portion of Telecom New Zealand’s nationwide users offline, leaving customers without access to online systems for several hours and with no service restoration in sight. The ongoing fault follows a planned upgrade yesterday. Telecom NZ-related sites such as telecom.co.nz and wireline.co.nz are not resolving in the global domain name system (DNS) and cannot be reached.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/385791,telecom-nz-suffers-large-scale-systems-failure.aspx