Despite two major upheavals in five years - local loop unbunding and operational separation in 2007, and then Ultra Fast Broadband and structural separation in 2011 -- telecommunications continues to be a topsy turvy industry in New Zealand.
Stories by Sarah Putt
The Bank of New Zealand has provided 2degrees with a $165 million credit facility towards funding a 4G rollout in 2014 with Huawei technology.
Chorus is making a last ditch effort to pass on its contribution to the Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL), which will be used to pay for the Rural Broadband Initiative.
New Zealand’s IP traffic is expected to double in the next five years to 318 petabytes of data by 2017, according to the latest forecast from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI).
A total of US $100 million was spent before NetSuite – the cloud-based financial and ERP solution – was floated on the New York Stock Exchange. The company began in 1998 and is backed by Oracle founder Larry Ellison. NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson says that to get scale, the company had to spend money:
Security, privacy and sovereignty.
The right to a decent phone service wherever you live has been protected by New Zealand law since Telecom was sold into private hands in 1990.
The internet’s regional registries are running out of IPv4 addresses, so have New Zealand retail service providers made the shift to the new internet protocol IPv6?
NetSuite's third annual conference opened in San Jose today with a keynote speech from CEO Zach Nelson that featured customer stories, new product announcements and some outspoken criticism of the opposition, notably SAP.
Would developer bootcamps - up to three months of intensive training in software programming - work in New Zealand? Yesterday Computerworld featured the views of Xero, Orion Health and Catalyst IT. Today we present the views of Tim Bell from Canterbury University and Paul Matthews from the Institute of IT Professionals.
The Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill passed its first reading in parliament yesterday and will now proceed to the select committee stage.
By all accounts software developers are in demand.
Awards season is upon us and there are two events coming up that celebrate the tech industry – the Hi Tech Awards with its focus on Kiwi entrepreneurship and the CIO Awards that recognise outstanding work inside the IT departments of large organisations and companies.
ICT Minister Amy Adams has endorsed Crown Fibre Holdings and says its role is likely to continue following a sweeping review of telecommunications legislation.
The re-invention of Telecom is well underway, with a combination of strategic hires and mass redundancies.