Stories by IDGNet Staff

Telstra buys BT's Clear Communications

Telstra Saturn Ltd. will pay British Telecommunications PLC (BT) $NZ435 million (US$183.2 million) for New Zealand's number two telco Clear Communications, according to a Telstra Saturn statement.

US ATTACK: Tragedy sends Kiwis, Aussies online en masse

In the period immediately following the first attack on the New York World Trade Centre, New Zealand and Australian web surfers flocked to US news sites to monitor the rapidly developing situation, says Nielsen//NetRatings.

XtraMSN visitor numbers 'phenomenal'

The contingency plans of Xtra Ltd., Telecom New Zealand Ltd.'s Internet arm, for increased traffic to the new website have been "blown out of the water" by huge visitor numbers.

Kiwis among highest users of internet

New Zealand surfers are some of the highest internet users worldwide, according to an international study conducted by AC Nielsen's NetRatings Global Internet Index.