The Commerce Commission has confirmed its draft decision, issued in May, that Spark’s resale copper voice services should be deregulated, bringing to a close a tortuous process spanning several years.
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SimPHARM — software developed at the University of Otago that uses mathematical models of the physiology of body systems to simulate real life reactions to diseases and drugs — has broken into international markets.
UK based smart lighting maker Telensa is to supply 15,000 LED street lights to replace Dunedin’s sodium street lights with smart lighting.
SAP and cloud service provider Zag (previously Soltius) has set up a spatial services team dedicated to geographical information systems (GIS) and headed by Matti Seikkula who has joined Zag from e-Spatial where he was the CIO and principal consultant.
Both TechNZ and BusinessNZ have welcomed changes to the government’s R&D tax incentive scheme extending benefits to companies that are not turning a profit.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has disbanded its Connected Journey Solutions (CJS) business group, following a scathing review commissioned from Deloitte Consulting.
Seequent (formerly ARANZ Geo), a developer of geoscience analysis and modelling software based in Christchurch, has scored a deal with US based design, engineering, construction and technical services firm Jacobs for the use of Seequent’s Leapfrog Works 3D subsurface modelling software on its civil engineering and environmental projects around the world.
Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) has secured $8.2m of new annual funding from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for research commercialisation.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed that New Zealand will not participate in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project.
Auckland based Pushpay Holdings has sold 12.24 million shares held by cofounder Chris Heaslip and associated interests raising $45.3m.
Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi has released a new cyber security strategy saying it highlights four fundamentals for cyber security: partnerships are crucial; people are secure and human rights are respected online; economic growth is enhanced; national security is protected.
The Government has launched a new approach to industry policy that it says is designed to grow more innovative industries in New Zealand and lift the productivity of key sectors. It puts the initial focus on agritech.
Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has initiated a consultation on technical principles to prevent interference between different mobile operators in the 3.5GHz band (3410 – 3800MHz) 5G band which it plans to auction in 2020.
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) says the Government’s proposed digital service tax designed to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share of tax is flawed and will also ensnare large Kiwi businesses and their customers.
Research firm IDC says spending on public cloud services by New Zealand businesses grew 30.1 percent year-on-year (YoY) to reach $1.01b