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.,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 and are not resolving in the global domain name system (DNS) and cannot be reached.,telecom-nz-suffers-large-scale-systems-failure.aspx