Technology

The Democratic Party will push to have Telecom Cook Islands owned by a majority of local shareholders if it comes into power, says leader Wilkie Rasmussen.

Telecom offer closes in 10 days

Wednesday April 30, 2014

Those keen to get their hands on a majority share of Telecom Cook Islands have only 10 days left to throw their hat in the ring.

Internet provider O3b is preparing to launch its second group of four satellites in June, which should provide a more robust service for Cook Islanders.

Locals urged to buy TCI shares

Friday April 11, 2014

Cook Islanders at home and abroad are being called on to band together and buy out the Government’s 40 per cent share of Telecom Cook Islands.

Owners of the land currently occupied by Telecom Cook Islands have expressed concerns over the sale of TCI shares to Digicel.

Telecommunication Minister Mark Brown has dismissed an idea to use assets held in the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund to purchase Telecom New Zealand’s 60 per cent stake in Telecom Cook Islands.

Any locals willing and able to pay $23 million for the lion’s share of Telecom Cook Islands will soon get their chance to make an offer.

Digicel: too early to talk job cuts

Wednesday April 02, 2014

Digicel says it is too soon to know whether it will cut jobs at Telecom and it will need more time inside the organisation to make that decision.

Local businessman William Framhein is furious that the Government is allowing Telecom Cook Islands to pass into the hands of global telecommunications company Digicel.

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