The Commerce Commission has unveiled its position on the rules, requirements and processes that will underpin the new regulatory regime for New Zealand’s fibre networks, with the release of an issues paper and a series of supporting studies.
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The University of Canterbury will pump $4.2m into an Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative (AIGI) with the aim of accelerating research and public use of immersive gaming applications.
Vocus has delivered a blistering attack on the Commerce Commission’s preliminary views on competition in the mobile market, issued on 16 May, branding it “disgraceful”.
Porirua City Council has become the first New Zealand council to go live with Datacom’s cloud-based council and community application, Datascape.
Chorus is expanding its Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation product from its Auckland Mt Eden exchange with sites in Christchurch and Wellington due to go live in June, and is bolstering the product with a data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) product from Nlyte, becoming Nlyte’s first New Zealand customer.
Hawaiki cable has signed New Zealand’s fourth-largest ISP, Trustpower as a customer for Internet connectivity to the US, giving Trustpower its first directly contracted link to the USA.
The Commerce Commission has released the preliminary findings of its study into New Zealand’s mobile services market, saying it shows competition indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services “trending in a positive direction for consumers”.
Chorus has awarded contracts to incumbent suppliers Visionstream and Downer for the maintenance of its copper and fibre broadband networks, along with any new fibre build outside of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) areas, as a result of what it says is greatly improved performance of the network.
The head of NZ Tech, Graeme Muller, has called for the government to speed up the allocation of 5G spectrum, saying 5G is needed to support the burgeoning IoT ecosystem.
NZX-listed investment company, Infratil has flagged plans to buy Vodafone, in partnership with an unspecified other party and has requested a trading halt.
Tech Leaders NZ is urging New Zealand businesses to adopt capability frameworks as a means to ensuring their workforces are able to adapt to the changes wrought by digital transformation.
Microsoft has announced what it says is “much-anticipated” Azure ExpressRoute availability in New Zealand.
In what it says was one of the largest data migrations undertaken by a New Zealand government agency, Inland Revenue has migrated some 20 million income tax records, representing around $5 billion in financial transactions, to the new tax system during a seven-day shutdown of services.
The Government has released an action plan detailing how it will work to overcome the digital divide in New Zealand.
Minister for government digital services Megan Woods has announced a Digital Inclusion Blueprint, designed to help New Zealanders take full advantage of the internet, and help the Government identify groups of New Zealanders struggling to access online services.