Stories by Stuart Corner

Hawaiki cable comes into service

The US$300 million, 15,000km Hawaiki submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States has gone into commercial service after a 27 month construction by TE SubCom.

NZ gets electric vehicle charging database

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has launched EVRoam, claimed to be the world’s first live database of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It has been funded under the agency’s $3.4 million electric vehicle programme from the National Land Transport Fund.

Data literacy now a key workforce skill, says Qlik CEO

Data literacy, according to Mike Capone, CEO of analytics software company Qlik, is to the information age what traditional literacy — reading and writing — was to the industrial age: a skill essential to anyone wanting to fully participate in the workforce, and one required by all organisations for every facet of their operations.

Endace expands partner progam with dedicated lab

Auckland-based network monitoring company Endace has expanded its Fusion partner program with the opening of a dedicated partner testing lab, in Austin Texas, and the addition of more staff.

3D print luminary lured from Lund to Auckland Uni

Leading 3D print researcher Olaf Diegel will join the Faculty of Engineering at Auckland University under a $10m joint government and Auckland University project to foster 3D printing startups.

Chorus UFB connections surge

Chorus has reported a 45 per cent increase in the number of fibre broadband connections in the three months to 30 June, taking the total to 433,000, exceeding the number of ADSL connections for the first time.

Cyber Policy Office seeks private sector, NGO input

The National Cyber Policy Office is seeking input to its refresh of the national cyber security strategy, following a series of workshops on the possible vision, principles, and goals for the new strategy.

Spark progresses PSTN to IP upgrade with IP multimedia subsystem

Spark says it has completed the first major milestone in its plan to convert its circuit-switched public telephone network into an IP based network, dubbed the ‘Converged Communications Network’ (CCN), by switching on an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) provided by Ericsson.

Commerce Commission ramps up new broadband testing regime

The Commerce Commission has published a paper on broadband performance testing ahead of the first round of information on consumer broadband service performance being released by UK based broadband performance tester, SamKnows.

NZBio becomes BIOTechNZ, joins NZTech Alliance

NZBio, an organisation representing New Zealand’s biotechnology sector has morphed into BIOTechNZ becoming one of 18 members of the NZTech Alliance, a disparate collection of organisations affiliated with NZTech.

Inland Revenue blames IT glitch on telco provider

Inland Revenue says it has resolved problems with its GST processing system. It blamed the issue on a network load balancer at its telecommunications provider. The problem was fixed quickly by the telco, IR said.