Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • New Zealanders want faster home Internet

    InternetNZ has released the results of a survey undertaken byUMR Research saying it reveals that New Zealanders want faster home Internet, and are ready to move on from old-fashioned copper connections

    23 March 17 17:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZTech urges action on IoT

    The New Zealand Technology Association (NZTech) has launched a national research project to better understand the potential benefits and risks of the Internet of Things (IoT) for the New Zealand economy, saying it will soon become critical to helping New Zealand raise its productivity and prosperity.

    20 March 17 12:25 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Global gong for Northpower Fibre’s NG-PON2 trial

    Northpower Fibre’s world-first trial of Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2 (NG-PON2) technology in a live network, announced in February, has received recognition from the global Broadband Forum as it establishes a new council focused on NG-PON2.

    17 March 17 11:11 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ Navy first with IoT-equipped warship

    The New Zealand Navy has deployed systems monitoring and management technology from Siemens throughout two of its warships saying the deployment has made it the first navy in the world to “achieve unmanned machinery space on a warship.”

    10 March 17 14:55 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Nokia to manage Chorus’s network for three more years

    Nokia has renewed for a further three years a managed services agreement with Chorus signed in 2014 with Alcatel-Lucent, since acquired by Nokia. The new contract means that Nokia retains its role as the sole managed services provider to Chorus.

    09 March 17 15:27 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark offer ‘woefully inadequate’ says TeamTalk

    TeamTalk has branded as “woefully inadequate” Spark’s formal of $0.80 per share, announced earlier today, and told shareholders to await its target company statement that will be released by 23 March 2017 and that will include an independent adviser’s report from Grant Samuel.

    09 March 17 15:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Streaming video – the more the merrier says Roy Morgan

    Data from Roy Morgan Research show an increasing number of New Zealanders not settling for just one streaming video on demand service, such as Netflix or Spark’s Lightbox, but opting for two or more.

    02 March 17 11:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Northpower makes world first NG-PON2 deployment

    Northpower Fibre has become the first telco in the world to demonstrate Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2 (NG-PON2) technology in a live network, according to its technology supplier Calix.

    15 Feb. 17 15:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • TeamTalk knocks back Spark offer, talks up value

    Directors of NZX listed mobile radio, metro fibre and Internet service provider TeamTalk have rejected Spark’s 80 cents per share offer of 7 February, despite it representing a premium of about 80 percent on the recent share price.

    09 Feb. 17 16:51 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ISPs: Bigger is not better, Consumer NZ survey finds

    Consumer NZ has released the results of its latest survey on consumers’ experience with telcos and internet service providers, saying the two largest ISPs, Spark and Vodafone, trailed the field in customer satisfaction.

    02 Feb. 17 09:40 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark to use UnisonFibre for FTTP in Napier, Hastings, Taupo and Rotorua

    Spark has formed a partnership with network company Unison for the installation of fibre for residential and small business customers in the Napier, Hastings, Taupo and Rotorua regions through Unison’s fibre optic network subsidiary UnisonFibre.

    01 Feb. 17 11:41 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Labour says power companies could outflank UFB2 rollout

    Labour has flagged the possibility of Chorus, and other beneficiaries of the Government’s $300m extension to the UFB network announced on 26 January, being outflanked by powerline companies, if legislation before Parliament becomes law.

    30 Jan. 17 08:51 Written by Stuart Corner
  • UFB phase 2 to reach 85 percent of New Zealanders

    The Government has launched the second phase of the UFB programme promising to provide fibre to the premises to a further 151 towns and 43 suburban fringe areas of larger centres.

    30 Jan. 17 08:50 Written by Stuart Corner
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