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2degrees
NZ big business is thriving while SMBs struggle to keep up
This month
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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Apple
2degrees announces consumer availability of its eSIMS
Last month
2degrees has launched its eSIMs for consumer customers just over two weeks after releasing eSIMs for businesses.
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New Zealand
2degrees announces appointments to newly established board
Last month
2degrees has announced Liz Coutts as the board chair, while Russell Stanners and Kathy Meads join her as directors.
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Apple
2degrees unveils eSIM functionality for selected devices
Last month
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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Networks
2degrees launches 13 new 5G coverage areas, network upgrades
July 2022
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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Broadband
2degrees and Vocus merger officially complete, set to bring new offerings to NZ telco market
June 2022
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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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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Microsoft
2degrees partners with Umbrellar and Microsoft for cloud solutions
April 2022
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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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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2degrees
ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
March 2022
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
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Wireless technologies
2degrees officially launches 5G Network rollout in New Zealand
February 2022
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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Remote Working
2degrees helps working Kiwis switch off with new app
February 2022
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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2degrees
New CEO unveiled for proposed 2degrees-Orcon merger
February 2022
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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Cloud
ComCom has issues with the 2degrees, Vocus merger
February 2022
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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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
2degrees launches new business product to tackle hybrid engagement problems
December 2021
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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Cloud
2degrees goes live with its 5G network
December 2021
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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2degrees
Tech, digital skills and access key to business resilience - 2degrees study
November 2021
“In 2021, every business is a technology company, in some way," says 2degrees chief business officer Andrew Fairgray.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
2degrees public listing paused while merger discussions with Orcon continue
October 2021
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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4G technology
2degrees celebrates 4G network awards from Ookla
October 2021
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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Telecommunications
2degrees reports record annual revenue
May 2021
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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4G technology
NZ rural-urban mobile divide is narrowing - report
April 2021
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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Smartphones
Commission completes review of consumer mobile phone bills
April 2021
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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Xero
Chorus, Xero, amongst Deloitte Top 200 winners
December 2020
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.