New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission says its latest Measuring Broadband New Zealand (MBNZ) report, taken from testing in May 2022, throws the spotlight on broadband performance for gamers and users of other high-bandwidth services.
Rural and regional telecommunications carrier Field Solutions Holdings has reported record results for the 2021 financial year.
Nicholas Demos has left the building. After five years managing the affairs of MyRepublic in Australia and New Zealand, he has taken his leave, but certainly not on a gloomy note.
MyRepublic chief Nicholas Demos has stepped down from his post, with the long-serving head of the small ISP that operates in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Singapore to finish up this week.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says fixed-line NBN broadband services have held up well in May and June despite the increased demand.
Internet provider MyRepublic has been penalised by New Zealand’s competition authority The Commerce Commission for breaching its statutory obligations under the Telecommunications Development Levy.
The NBN Co miscalculated when it decided not to supply a modem to each resident on fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-building connections, the head of a small retail service provider says, adding that this could have helped the company diagnose connection issues remotely.
New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, has issued Internet provider MyRepublic with a formal warning after it failed to meet its statutory obligations to provide information needed by the Commission to allocate the Telecommunications Development Levy.
Eleven telcos have been warned by the communications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, for failing to tell potential new customers that they do not provide priority assistance services, or failing to name a telco that does.
Small ISP MyRepublic has announced a new push to sell 100Mbps plans, with a discounted plan of $79.95, a drop of $10 from existing prices, for an unspecified limited period.
Global hyper-scale cloud provider OVH has formed a partnership with Asia Pacific telecom operator MyRepublic to offer the telco’s gamer customers access to OVH’s dedicated servers at exclusive rates.
Fixed-line NBN customers are benefitting from competition among Internet service providers to perform well in the ACCC's speed tests, though some consumers continue to get much lower speeds than others on the same plan.
New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency, The Commerce Commission, has added two more telcos — Voyager and MyRepublic — to the list of companies liable to contribute to the country’s $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy.
The advent of 5G networks will not provide any kind of salvation for telecommunications providers who are desperate for some way of fighting back against the unreasonably high prices charged by NBN Co, a report from the credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says.
Telstra residential and small business customers were the most vociferous complainants about phone and Internet issues in the last financial year, generating 82.528 complaints, a year-on-year increase of 7.7%, according to figures from the TIO released on Wednesday.
The CVC costs set by the NBN Co make it very difficult for ISPs to offer gigabit connections to more than a select band of customers who are willing to sign up in numbers and pay slightly more than other speed tiers, according to one ISP who caters to this type of consumer.
The prediction made by the chief of Launceston-based ISP Launtel that smaller retail service providers selling NBN plans would be in difficulty after October appears to be coming true, with one small provider, MyRepublic, announcing that it would raise its prices from 27 October.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a discussion paper proposing to take over the collection of Internet activity data, a task which the Australian Bureau of Statistics said that it would be stopping.
Small broadband provider Aussie Broadband has come out on top in the second report from the ACCC's broadband speed monitoring program, achieving 88.3% of download speed and 89.1% of upload speeds for a plan during the busy period.
The ACCC has fined MyRepublic $25,200 for its speed claims, with Finder finding time to issue three speed check tips "to make sure you're getting the speed you signed up for".
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