Stories by Stuart Corner

The cobots are coming – courtesy of Facteon

Auckland-based supplier of smart manufacturing and Industrial IoT technologies, Faction, is working with global robot manufacturer Universal Robots to supply collaborative robots (cobots) to the New Zealand market.

Spark announces more fixed 5G service areas

Spark says it will launch fixed 5G wireless broadband in five South Island heartland locations prior to Christmas, followed by further heartland locations from March 2020.

New Zealand not making the most of cloud, says Unisys

Fifty-eight per cent of New Zealand organisations that participated in a 13 country survey by Unisys say they have failed to realise notable benefits from cloud computing, largely because they have not integrated their migration plan into their broader business transformation strategy.

Rural Connectivity Group picks Redflow batteries for off-grid cell sites

Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) — a joint venture set up in 2017 by Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees to deliver the phase 2 of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Blackspot program — has chosen batteries from Australian company Redflow to enable its cell sites in remote rural locations to operate off-grid.

Manatua Cable clears final hurdle

Niue and the Cook Islands are set to get their first submarine optic fibre connections following a meeting of regional telecommunications leaders approving the final stages of planning for the installation of the Manatua – One Polynesia Cable.

Sparks Americas Cup 5G trial goes live

Spark has launched its trial 5G network covering parts of Auckland Harbour for use by the Emirates Team New Zealand competing in the Americas Cup, due to be held on the harbour in March 2021.

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