Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • DRFortress to build and run Hawaiki’s Hawaii landing station

    Hawaiki Submarine Cable has named DRFortress as its landing and operating partner in Hawaii saying this will make the Hawaiki cable landing station, on the main island of Oahu, the first open-access station in Hawaii and will “help to unlock the Hawaiian connectivity market.”

    24 Aug. 16 12:43 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Sigfox LPWan IoT network reaches 50 percent NZ coverage

    Kordia — the company rolling out the Sigfox low-powered wide area IoT network fo Thinxtra, the Australia and New Zealand licensee — says it has now reached coverage of 50 percent of the New Zealand population, following commissioning of a new site in Hamilton.

    22 Aug. 16 13:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Enable enables 1Gbps on Christchurch fibre

    Christchurch’s local fibre company, Enable, has launched a 1Gbps downstream, 500Mbps upstream wholesale residential fibre broadband service across its coverage area in Christchurch and surrounding towns.

    19 Aug. 16 12:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Trustpower charged over broadband ads

    The Commerce Commission has filed charges in the Auckland District Court against Trustpower over the marketing and sale of its bundled electricity and unlimited data broadband offer.

    19 Aug. 16 12:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Citrix SD-WAN helps Sky’s network handle Olympic loads

    Citrix has revealed that Sky TV has been using its NetScaler SD-WAN to manage high and unpredictable network demands during the Rio 2016 Olympics, ensuring production teams on the ground had access to critical applications, data and tools needed during the games.

    17 Aug. 16 11:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Commerce Commission to examine domestic backhaul regulation

    The Commerce Commission is investigating possible changes to the regulation of domestic backhaul services, saying that access to these services is likely to become increasingly important as the Rural Broadband and Ultra Fast Broadband initiatives deliver higher-speed services to more premises, particularly those outside the main urban centres.

    12 Aug. 16 14:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Bravura deploys AppDynamics to monitor hosted app delivery

    Australia-based Bravura Solutions, a provider of software for the wealth management, life insurance and transfer agency industries, has deployed AppDynamics' Application Intelligence Platform to monitor and optimise the delivery in New Zealand of Sonata, its hosted wealth management application for financial institutions.

    05 Aug. 16 10:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • InternetNZ’s NetHui going walkabout

    InternetNZ is changing the format of its annual NetHui conference for the 20216 event, its sixth. Instead of being a three-day event in one location, it will be three one-day events in different locations: in Nelson on 13 October, South Auckland on 15 October, and Rotorua on 17 October.

    01 Aug. 16 12:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Queenstown now fully-fibred

    The government has announced completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre to the premises network in Queenstown.

    29 July 16 12:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise debuts pay-per-use networking in Australia and New Zealand

    Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, the former enterprise communications arm of Alcatel-Lucent, now majority owned by Chinese company Huaxin, has chosen Australia and New Zealand as the first countries, along with Singapore, in which to launch a new business model for providing enterprise fixed and wireless local area network services, dubbed Network On Demand (NOD).

    28 July 16 12:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Endace gets into IoT with Cisco

    Auckland-based network monitoring company, Endace, is getting onto the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon by joining the Cisco Solution Partner Program.

    28 July 16 11:41 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ ranked number two for M2M connections

    New Zealand has emerged as having the second highest number of machine-to-machine cellular services as a percentage of cellular services in operation, according to the International Telecommunication Union’s ICT Facts and Figures 2016.

    25 July 16 11:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New Zealanders gobbling data at growing rates

    Chorus has released figures for household data consumption saying it has doubled in 18 months to 100 gigabytes per household and is on track to reach 170 gigabytes by mid-2017.

    13 July 16 12:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Synnex to resell Megaport SDN-based network services

    IT distributor Synnex will offer communications services provided by Australian Stock Exchange-listed Megaport (ASX: MP1), under an agreement announced on 4 July that covers the New Zealand and Australian markets.

    05 July 16 09:58 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark and Chorus in chorus on Chorus faults

    Recent severe weather has caused a significant increase in faults on Chorus landlines, prompting both Chorus and Spark to issue statements apologising to customers for the inconvenience.

    04 July 16 15:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Bigpipe App lets users give broadband video top priority

    Spark’s ISP, Bigpipe, has introduced a smartphone app for Android and iOS that allows customers to assign different priorities to traffic types on their Bigpipe fixed broadband service.

    04 July 16 13:20 Written by Stuart Corner