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NZ big business is thriving while SMBs struggle to keep up
Fri 16 Sep 2022
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A 2degrees report reveals big business is thriving as SMBs struggle to keep up, while increasing costs are the leading issue for all businesses.
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2degrees announces consumer availability of its eSIMS
Tue 23 Aug 2022
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apple
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smartphones
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2degrees has launched its eSIMs for consumer customers just over two weeks after releasing eSIMs for businesses.
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2degrees announces appointments to newly established board
Mon 8 Aug 2022
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2degrees has announced Liz Coutts as the board chair, while Russell Stanners and Kathy Meads join her as directors.
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2degrees unveils eSIM functionality for selected devices
Thu 4 Aug 2022
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smartphones
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2degrees has enabled eSIM functionality to work with a variety of Apple, Samsung and Oppo devices, including a range of iPads.
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2degrees launches 13 new 5G coverage areas, network upgrades
Tue 12 Jul 2022
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2degrees has announced it has launched 13 new 5G areas in June, as the company continues its 5G rollout and investment.
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2degrees and Vocus merger officially complete, set to bring new offerings to NZ telco market
Wed 1 Jun 2022
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wireless networks
2degrees has today officially announced it has joined forces with Vocus NZ upon the completion of their merger, with promises of new offerings for customers across both business and personal markets.
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Opensignal report analyses and awards NZ network providers
Fri 6 May 2022
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network infrastructure
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network management
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5g
The recent Opensignal Mobile Network Experience Report has revealed new findings and award recognitions for the NZ telco market.
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2degrees partners with Umbrellar and Microsoft for cloud solutions
Wed 27 Apr 2022
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microsoft
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cloud
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2degrees has partnered with Microsoft and Umbrellar to help launch its new Cloud Navigator service, making it easier for Kiwi businesses to achieve their cloud goals.
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Cell tower sales may pay off for consumers
Tue 12 Apr 2022
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smartphones
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network infrastructure
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network management
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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ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
Tue 15 Mar 2022
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mobile networking
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
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2degrees officially launches 5G Network rollout in New Zealand
Mon 28 Feb 2022
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wireless networks
After a series of tests and optimisation demonstrations over the last year, 2degrees has announced the official launch of its 5G Network in New Zealand.
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2degrees helps working Kiwis switch off with new app
Mon 14 Feb 2022
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New research by the company revealed that nearly half of New Zealand adults are looking for a better balance between their online and real lives but don't know how to achieve it.
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New CEO unveiled for proposed 2degrees-Orcon merger
Fri 4 Feb 2022
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The merged company, which is awaiting regulatory and other approvals, will be known as 2degrees, which the companies say recognises the significant value of the 2degrees brand in New Zealand. 
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ComCom has issues with the 2degrees, Vocus merger
Tue 1 Feb 2022
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orcon
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mergers and acquisitions
The Commerce Commission is calling for public submissions on the likely competitive effects of the proposed merger between 2degrees and Vocus.
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2degrees, Orcon merger to take on telco powerhouses Vodafone and Spark
Tue 4 Jan 2022
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telecommunications
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mergers and acquisitions
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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2degrees launches new business product to tackle hybrid engagement problems
Tue 14 Dec 2021
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2degrees has launched its new Group Text business product to help solve many of the challenges that have come from hybrid work and engagement.
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2degrees goes live with its 5G network
Wed 1 Dec 2021
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Ahead of the scheduled Q1 2022 customer launch, the 2degrees 5G network has been switched on in central Auckland and Wellington for testing and optimisation. 
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Tech, digital skills and access key to business resilience - 2degrees study
Tue 2 Nov 2021
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data resilience
“In 2021, every business is a technology company, in some way," says 2degrees chief business officer Andrew Fairgray.
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2degrees public listing paused while merger discussions with Orcon continue
Tue 12 Oct 2021
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telecommunications
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mergers and acquisitions
Activity on an initial public offering of the shares of Two Degrees has been put on pause while discussions of a potential merger continue. 
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2degrees celebrates 4G network awards from Ookla
Fri 8 Oct 2021
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ookla
Ookla has named 2degrees as the most reliable, consistent, and best available 4G mobile data network provider in the country during the second quarter of 2021.
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2degrees reports record annual revenue
Mon 10 May 2021
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telecommunications
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Growth in new broadband and mobile customer numbers has helped 2degrees to record high revenue and earnings for the financial year.
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NZ rural-urban mobile divide is narrowing - report
Wed 14 Apr 2021
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4g technology
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However there were notable disparities in users’ experience between urban and rural areas on three major operators: Spark, 2degrees and Vodafone.
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Commission completes review of consumer mobile phone bills
Fri 2 Apr 2021
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smartphones
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In September 2020, the Commission published an open letter to Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees asking them to share their plans for providing their customers with more meaningful product and service comparisons and to guard against overspending.
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Chorus, Xero, amongst Deloitte Top 200 winners
Fri 4 Dec 2020
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accounting systems
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xero
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chorus
Chorus, Xero and 2degrees were amongst the finalists in this year's Deloitte Top 200 Awards, with both Chorus and Xero taking out their categories. 
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