Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Vodafone NZ offers free mobile backup for fixed

    ​Vodafone says it is offering residential customers of its fixed broadband service who also subscribe to one of its latest mobile plans “unlimited” access to mobile broadband in the event of a problem with their fixed broadband service.

    26 Oct. 16 10:03 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hawaiki Cable manufacture starts

    Hawaiki Submarine cable, the company building a new link between Australia, New Zealand and the US, says manufacture of the cable in the US by contractor TE SubCom has started, and the project is on-track to meet its mid 2018 completion date.

    17 Oct. 16 13:53 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Fixed broadband services in decline

    Statistics New Zealand has released the results of its latest annual ISP survey saying it shows a five percent drop in the total number of fixed broadband connections in New Zealand from June 2015 to June 2016.

    14 Oct. 16 15:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Endace enhances network monitoring to enable MiFID-II compliance

    Auckland based network monitoring technology provider, Endace, has added a feature to its DAG data capture cards that enables recorded network traffic to be enriched with information about the state of the environment at the time the traffic was recorded —including detailed real-time information about timing sources and accuracy.

    14 Oct. 16 15:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • IoT in NZ about to become mainstream, says IDC

    According to IDC more than half of organisations in New Zealand see the Internet of Things (IoT) as being strategic for their business, and have either deployed IoT systems or plan to do so in the next 12 months.

    07 Oct. 16 15:58 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Visionstream takes over Downer’s Chorus UFB rollout

    Visionstream is to take over the installation of Chorus optical fibre network in areas where it is currently being rolled out by Downer, following Downer’s decision not to retender for this work.

    07 Oct. 16 11:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cash carrots for Dunedin startups with good UFB ideas

    Dunedin startups with innovative ideas for new businesses that exploit UFB services are being called to apply for the fourth and final round of the GigStart Fund – a $200,000 cash fund given to Dunedin by Chorus and Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) as part of the city’s Gigatown prize.

    04 Oct. 16 10:07 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 2Degrees launches 1Gbps UFB service

    2degrees has launched 1Gbps/500Mbps broadband services on UFB networks operated by Chorus, Enable, Ultra-Fast Fibre and Northpower.

    30 Sept. 16 14:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hawaiki names Alaska Communications as US partner

    Hawaiki Submarine Cable, the New Zealand company building the Hawaiki cable that will link Australia, New Zealand and the USA, has named Alaska Communications as its landing and operating partner in Oregon on the US West Coast.

    30 Sept. 16 11:23 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Over the Wire opens second NZ PoP

    ASX-listed IT and telecommunications service provider Over the Wire (ASX: OTW) has announced plans to open a second network point of presence (PoP) in Albany, north of Auckland, bring its total number of PoPs to 25.

    30 Sept. 16 11:12 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Orcon launches 1Gbps broadband services

    ISP Orcon has launched 1Gbps services on the UFB network in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga and Christchurch, costing from $135 a month on a two year plan.

    29 Sept. 16 12:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark offers disadvantaged families $15 per month broadband

    Spark is to offer families with school-aged children unable to afford a commercial broadband service a 30GB ‘no-frills’ broadband service for $15 per month, about 25 percent the price of the cheapest commercial services available.

    23 Sept. 16 09:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Small print costs Trustpower $390k

    Trustpower has been fined $390,000 for misleading consumers about a bundled broadband and electricity supply offer.

    23 Sept. 16 09:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Massey University goes hyperconverged

    After initially experimenting with hyperconverged infrastructure for a small project New Zealand’s Massey University is now deploying Nutanix equipment to handle its mission-critical student management system. The university says it is planning further deployment of the technology.

    21 Sept. 16 10:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Survey finds NZ business networks sub-optimal

    A survey of 266 companies across Australia and New Zealand, commissioned by Citrix and undertaken by Tech Research Asia, found 55 percent of New Zealands believed their IT networks required upgrading if they want to take advantage of emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, the Internet of Things, and wearables. For Australia the figure was 52 percent.

    14 Sept. 16 16:17 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Broadband Compare adds phone and chat support

    New Zealand broadband comparison website has launched telephone and online chat support and says it has expanded its database of internet providers and broadband plans available in New Zealand to more than 2800 different broadband packages from 94 different New Zealand ISPs.

    14 Sept. 16 16:15 Written by Stuart Corner