Mobility & Wireless News, Features, and Interviews

  • Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

    Google has revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union, introducing a licensing fee for device makers to access its app marketplace in a response to regulators' findings that it had broken antitrust law.

    17 Oct. 18 14:33 Written by Reuters
  • Thinxtra says NZ Sigfox IoT network now complete

    Australian company Thinxtra, which holds Australia and New Zealand licences for the Sigfox low powered wide area network technology for IoT, says its New Zealand network is now "complete" and covering 94 percent of the population.

    16 Oct. 18 11:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • TeamTalk network rollouts and profit on track

    NZX listed telco TeamTalk (NZX: TTK) is forecasting net surplus after tax for the year to 30 June 2019 to be broadly in line with last year’s result of $4.4 million, saying rollout of its digital radio network is on track and that subsidiary, CityLink will start undergrounding and improving its fibre network in the Wellington CBD later this year.

    11 Oct. 18 10:06 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Christchurch Airport upgrades comms with Motorola Solutions

    Christchurch Airport has deployed communications software and hardware from Motorola Solutions to improve communications between staff using two-way radios and those using other devices such as smartphones and tablets.

    11 Oct. 18 09:58 Written by Stuart Corner
  • How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

    Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation performance testing and verification, and troubleshooting Wi-Fi performance issues.

    10 Oct. 18 21:00 Written by Craig Mathias
  • Google challenges record EU antitrust fine

    Google has challenged a record 4.34-billion euro (US$5 billion) fine imposed by European Union antitrust regulators three months ago for using its popular Android mobile operating system to thwart rivals.

    10 Oct. 18 10:13 Written by Reuters
  • Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

    The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

    09 Oct. 18 21:00 Written by Jon Gold
  • How Splunk expanded into IoT

    Splunk has formalised plans to enter the IoT space, promising to "take Splunk's ability to make data usable to an entirely new set of customers".

    05 Oct. 18 14:00 Written by Scott Carey
  • In pictures: IT Leaders Breakfast | Digital Now and Digital Savvy - Auckland

    How can IT leaders continuously reinvent the business - with technology at the core - to stay competitive and address internal and external stakeholder demands? Technology and digital leaders share insights on this and other challenges in the cloud era, at the CIO and Computerworld breakfast forum in Auckland, held in conjunction with Zoho.

    04 Oct. 18 06:00 Written by Divina Paredes
  • In pictures: 'Digital now, digital savvy' breakfast forum in Wellington

    Technology and digital leaders share ‘real-world’ stories of how organisations - already on the digital transformation path - can continue to realign IT to engage, compete and grow. The breakfast forum in Wellington featured presentations by NZQA CIO Lukasz Zawilski on ‘NZQA’s digital transformation: getting the culture right, challenging the norm'; Stats NZ chief digital officer Chris Buxton on ‘what digital first means for today’s business leaders’; and Zoho president Raj Sabhlok on ‘IT in the cloud era’. Vince Warnock, digital marketing manager at Cigna and Wayne Loke, senior manager for strategy, planning and performance at Stats NZ, joined the group for a panel discussion on steps organisations are taking to thrive in the digital era. ​The CIO and Computerworld New Zealand event, in partnership with Zoho, was also held in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne.

    02 Oct. 18 06:30 Written by Divina Paredes
  • Spark switches on Cat-M1 network for IoT

    Spark has become the first New Zealand mobile operator to add Cat-M1 capability to its LTE network to support IoT applications. It is available now in main centres and will be rolled out nationally in coming months.

    24 Sept. 18 16:43 Written by Stuart Corner
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