Stories by Stuart Corner

Hawaiki gets a capacity boost

The Hawaiki Cable connection Australia, New Zealand and the USA – which came into service only in July – has had a capacity upgrade.

Spark switches on Cat-M1 network for IoT

Spark has become the first New Zealand mobile operator to add Cat-M1 capability to its LTE network to support IoT applications. It is available now in main centres and will be rolled out nationally in coming months.

Survey highlights high cost of old broadband contracts

Comparison service NZ Compare says its survey of New Zealand broadband users suggests over a third of Kiwis have been with their current broadband provider for over three years and could be paying up to $400 above current rates, because the price and quality of broadband connections have changed extensively.

NZTech calls for IT industry's own CTO

In the latest development in the long running debacle surrounding the government's attempts to appoint a chief technology officer, the head of NZTech has suggested the IT industry should create a CTO role, and find a suitable candidate, independent of the government.

Intergen scores key role in DIA's digital transformation

Intergen, a New Zealand subsidiary of ASX listed Empired, has been selected to deliver core components of a digital transformation programme for the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) under a five year contract that is expected to be worth $10m over the first two years. It also has the option for two, two-year extensions.

Seequent sells equity to Silicon Valley's Accel-KKR

Silicon Valley private equity firm Accel-KKR has made an investment in Christchurch-based developer of visual data science software Seequent (formerly ARANZ Geo). Terms of the investment were not disclosed, but it has been reported that Seequent has sold 70 percent of its equity for around $100m.

Machine learning cuts surgical infections by 74 percent

By applying predictive analytics and machine learning techniques to patient data and real-time data from operating theatres the University of Iowa Hospital in the US managed to reduce the incidence of wound infections acquired during surgery by 74 percent.