Stories by Sarah Putt

NZ tops in Agtech and Health start-ups

New Zealand is leading the way in Agtech and Health start-ups, according to the Genome Startup Ecosystem report 2018, which has based its findings on data sourced from a survey of more than 10,000 start-up executives around the world.

NZ broadband market at a juncture

He had only been in the top job a couple of months, but when Spark (then Telecom) CEO Simon Moutter declared that unlimited broadband was a crazy idea he, along with most of the industry, was still operating in a pre-fibre world.

Trustpower gains with telco bundle

Trustpower’s move into the telco market is having a strong impact on its business, with its latest results showing that acquiring new telco customers is helping to offset a drop in its electricity connections.

ComCom’s top picks for telco sector

What are the top trends in the telco sector? The Commerce Commission has made a call in its latest monitoring report monitoring released this week, highlighting what it views as the most notable market developments.

NZ IoT Alliance seeks arable farming solutions

A Request For Information (RFI) to take part in a pilot project demonstrating the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) when applied to arable farming has been issued by the New Zealand IoT Alliance

NZ IoT community showcases agritech solutions

​Better use of the Internet of Things by dairy farmers could potentially generate $448 million net economic benefit for New Zealand. That’s according to Lauren Salisbury, from Momenta Partners, a company that is investing in early stage IoT applications globally.

Tech sector supports NZ schools digital comp

A national technology competition for all school students has been launched today to support the introduction of the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum over the next two years.

Rural providers shaking up telco scene

As telecommunications enters the next phase in its evolution – the advent of 5G, the Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill before parliament – a new voice in emerging on the New Zealand scene.

NZ Tech questions Serbian contract, finds it OK

Regular readers of NZ Tech CEO Graeme Mueller’s weekly newsletter to members and supporters may have been surprised to see him question the Government’s Marketplace for Cloud service. In general, a vocal supporter of Government’s moves in ICT procurement, Mueller questioned why development of the Marketplace for Cloud Services, a “major tech project”, had been awarded to a company offshore.

Govt paper advocates ambitious spectrum plan

A Government paper discussing spectrum for 5G, the next generation of cellular technology, suggests the process to parcel out the rights could begin in the next 12-18 months.

Top five telco issues that need sorting

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.