Technology

A $65 million commitment by a New Zealand crown corporation has brought an undersea cable linking the United States to New Zealand one step closer, drawing further interest from the Cook Islands Government.

Internet provider O3b networks, which provides fast internet in the Cook Islands, is fuelling its second group of four satellites in preparation for a July 10 launch.

Telecom Cook Islands has appointed a temporary chief executive, who says his role is about much more than just “steadying the ship”. 

Telecom issues iPhone warning

Thursday June 12, 2014

Telecom Cook Islands has issued a warning to iPhone users in light of unexplained data usage some people are experiencing.

Telecom offer period closes

Tuesday June 10, 2014

Telecom New Zealand says “several” parties have formally expressed interest in buying its 60 per cent share of Telecom Cook Islands.

Having incurred more than $200 in excess data charges on my first full month with Telecom Cook Islands, I took the company’s advice and installed a data tracker on my iPhone 4S and monitored it several times a day.

Any locals looking to make an offer to buy Telecom New Zealand’s shareholding in Telecom Cook Islands have only a few days left.

The Business Trade and Investment Board has again changed its mind about how long Telecom New Zealand must advertise its shareholding in Telecom Cook Islands.

Telecommunications Minister Mark Brown says he has no preference for who becomes the new majority shareholder of Telecom Cook Islands.

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