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Collaboration
Vodafone NZ highlights disconnect within Kiwi organisations
This month
The latest piece of research from Vodafone NZ focused on the question - “Has business become more connected or disconnected than ever before?”
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Satellite technologies
Kacific partners with Vodafone PNG for mobile satellite deployment
Last month
Kacific has partnered with Vodafone PNG to deploy the satellite operator's Mobile Backhaul services in the remote region.
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5G
Vodafone NZ to switch off 3G network by end of 2024
Last month
Vodafone New Zealand intends to have rolled out 4G or 5G to everywhere currently served by 3G by the end of August 2024, at which point it will begin to shut down its legacy 3G network.
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IT infrastructure
Vodafone’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator open for business
July 2022
Vodafone's Mobile Network Virtual Operator (MVNO) platform is now open for business, with the first new partner in My Republic having unveiled their mobile plans this week.
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Infratil
Vodafone $1.7b passive mobile tower sale to InfraRed and Northleaf
July 2022
Vodafone New Zealand announces the sale of its passive mobile tower assets for $1.7 billion to global investors InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital Partners.
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Migration
Vodafone NZ completes SAP cloud solutions migration after eight months
June 2022
Vodafone has completed its migration to SAP cloud solutions, yielding rapid new advancements for the company.
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Cloud
Vodafone NZ buys remaining stake in retail joint venture
May 2022
Vodafone New Zealand has purchased the remaining 50% stake in the specialist joint venture (JV) with private equity company Millennium Corp.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom appeals $2.25 million fine in Vodafone FibreX case
May 2022
The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ for its offending under the Fair Trading Act.
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Smartphones
HMD Global launches G21 smartphone with Vodafone prepaid handset
May 2022
HMD Global has launched the Nokia G21 G-series smartphone, along with a prepaid handset on the Vodafone network.
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Vodafone
Opensignal report analyses and awards NZ network providers
May 2022
The recent Opensignal Mobile Network Experience Report has revealed new findings and award recognitions for the NZ telco market.
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IBM
Vodafone extends collaboration with IBM, MATRIXX Software
April 2022
"To realise the promise of 5G, decisions need to be made with the right technology solutions, skills and support to execute and succeed."
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Network Management
Vodafone, Anodot to transform network, customer experience
April 2022
Vodafone New Zealand has chosen Anodot to transform its network performance visibility and improve customer experiences.
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Vodafone
Cell tower sales may pay off for consumers
April 2022
The possible sale of cellular telecommunications towers by the two biggest network owners could lead to cheaper services for consumers over the longer term.
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Amazon Web Services
Vodafone partnering with Consegna to harness AWS expertise
March 2022
Vodafone has announced a partnership with Consegna to utilise joint Amazon Web Services (AWS) expertise to address the cloud needs of New Zealand companies.
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Sustainable IT
Vodafone looks to sell billion dollar mobile towers
March 2022
Vodafone NZ has begun a market engagement process, with Barrenjoey and UBS brought on board to advise the company.
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Cybersecurity
Vodafone bolsters cybersecurity portfolio with DEFEND
February 2022
The company recently signed a conditional agreement to acquire a 60% majority share of cybersecurity specialists DEFEND.
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Disaster Recovery
Vodafone New Zealand completes Australasian telco first
February 2022
Vodafone has expanded its partnership with FiberSense to Wellington, and is the first company in NZ to utilise existing underground fibre cables.
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Broadband Compare
Best New Zealand broadband providers of 2021 revealed
February 2022
The best New Zealand broadband and energy providers of 2021 have been revealed at this week's NZ Compare Awards.
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Unified Communications
RingCentral & Vodafone launch UC solution in Hong Kong, Singapore
February 2022
“Enterprises today have growing global communications needs to meet the ever-evolving demands of their mobile and distributed workforce."
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Vodafone
Vodafone, Te Rourou foundation launch emergency grant, match donations for Tonga tsunami recovery
January 2022
Vodafone and Te Rourou, Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation are joining forces to support relief efforts in Tonga, as the island nation faces significant damages caused by the eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai. 
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Vodafone
Huge jump in data use over new year period - Vodafone NZ
January 2022
55% more data was used by Vodafone customers this year, compared to NYE 2020/2021.
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Vodafone
2degrees, Orcon merger to take on telco powerhouses Vodafone and Spark
January 2022
Challenger telcos 2degrees and Orcon Group have announced plans to merge, as they look to form New Zealand's third-largest integrated telecommunications company. 
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Cloud
Vodafone data use jumps more than 50% over Christmas
December 2021
“With international travel still on hold, we expected a large amount of internet traffic around the holiday season but once again we've been blown away by the sheer volume."
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Cloud
Vodafone commits to SMEs, joins Digital Boost Alliance Aotearoa
November 2021
“SME’s are the backbone of New Zealand business, and are facing unprecedented hardship and challenges due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns and restrictions."