14-Day Free Teams Calling Trial

Free Teams Calling Trial

Free 14 day Teams Trial offer, explained by Brendan (and Fang). If you’re thinking of getting started on the most cost-effective channel based approach to Teams Calling via Direct Routing journey its never been easier. Fang, the world’s neediest dog is back with Brendan to talk about Teams calling and the free trial we offer. […]

Hyperfibre Guide

Hyperfibre chat

Chorus were the first to announce and release it, UFF followed a bit later, Enable are aiming for something to happen later in 2020 and NorthPower has given it a hard pass. https://vimeo.com/457563354 It’s Hyperfibre or XGSPON it’s pretty confusing. But if you are in NZ, and one of the original chorus UFB 1 zones […]

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Case Study

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Case Study

We’re at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, shining a bit of a spotlight on this not for profit organisation and talking about how Lightwire Business fits into that picture. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Mercury IT, and Lightwire Business Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary came to know about Lightwire, and it’s 3CX offering through their long term IT partner, Mercury IT. […]

Panel Discussion: Physical Phones in 2020?

Panel Discussion: Physical Phones in 2020?

Watch Sean Braybook from Mercury IT talk about light bulb moments and getting excited about improving productivity for companies with a simple adaptation of behaviour.

Unlimited Calling for Voice

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People aren’t huge fans of getting really high phone bills, so they want to know that when they make a lot of calls they still have that budgetary certainty. So that’s the why, the what is the topic of this video. I’m going to give you an overview of our new unlimited calling plans that […]

Advisory Board Results Locked in for Q3

Lightwire Team Meeting

A big thank you to our advisory board participants who sat down with us over the last few weeks to detail their priorities for the coming quarter and to provide feedback on the features and products we released last quarter. Based on all the feedback received, we have come up with a really exciting list […]

Video: Teams Licensing

The Microsoft Licensing required for Teams Calling

https://vimeo.com/438731294 Microsoft licences for Teams Calling, it’s not a super exciting subject, but it is very important because if your business is looking at moving to Teams Calling with Direct Routing you’re going to need them. Working out your licencing situation can be a pain, and it’s not un-confusing. To make it easier, I’ll give […]

Telco Levy

Big news for Lightwire this month with the company featuring in the list of qualifying entities under the 2019/2020 NZ Telco Levy. What is the Telco Levy? The NZ government uses the annual levy to pay for telecommunications infrastructure including the relay service for the deaf and hearing-impaired, broadband for rural areas, and improvements to […]

Video: Should you choose Teams Calling?

Should you choose teams calling

You use Teams already and you want to know whether Teams calling with Direct Routing is right for your business. Let’s take a look. There is a lot of buzz around Teams calling with Direct Routing at the moment, it looks a great option for businesses running the Microsoft stack, and it often is. But […]

How Queensland Rail upgraded IP transit capacity in 5 days

Lightwire Business delivers for Queensland Rail in record time.

Lightwire Business delivers for Queensland Rail in record time. On the 17th March 2020, Alison Day, GM Information and Communication Technology at Queensland Rail, was faced with a difficult assignment in response to evolving COVID-19 crisis.   “Queensland Rail has over 7000 staff, and due to the effects of COVID-19 we were in a position where a large number of those […]

Sky to become NZ’s next ISP

Sky to become NZ’s next ISP

Sky NZ has been looking for a way out of its earnings and valuation spiral for some time. In a period of rapidly changing consumer behaviour, both in terms of purchasing and viewing patterns, Sky has been forced to innovate. Recent efforts to adapt to the changing landscape have seen the purchase of the entertainment […]

Vocus buys Stuff Fibre – a good move?

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In a move that sees Vocus grow its fixed line subs by 10% to 220,000, it is buying Stuff Fibre. Vocus is a company that grew rapidly between 2010 and 2016 through M&A activity, picking up Maxnet, FX, Nextgen, Amcom and M2 among others. This led to a confused mess of companies, each effectively acting […]