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  • NZ ‘spoilt for choice’ with LPWAN options, says IDC

    According to IDC New Zealand organisations will be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting low power wireless connectivity for their Internet of Things solutions, with seven nationwide networks in various stages of deployment.

    13 Feb. 18 16:05 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Jupl signs Australian disti for smartwatch health monitoring service

    Auckland based Jupl, which specialises in wearable devices for healthcare monitoring of people in their homes, has signed its first Australian partnership supply agreement with Frontier Networks, the exclusive supplier of communications services to several of the largest retirement living and aged care providers in Australia.

    08 Feb. 18 16:11 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Kiwi company Intellium connects Kenyan towns to the net

    Intellium, an Auckland based provider of a wide range of IT services, including fixed microwave for internet access, will help connect educational facilities in Kenya to the Internet.

    08 Feb. 18 16:11 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Oppo debuts R11s: a phone to improve your looks

    Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has brought its latest smartphone, the R11s onto the New Zealand market; a phone that it says uses artificial intelligence to enhance facial portraits.

    05 Feb. 18 06:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Pentagon reviewing security after Strava data exposes bases

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols, officials say, after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world, including in war zones.

    30 Jan. 18 12:25 Written by Reuters
  • US government could build 5G network

    President Donald Trump's national security team is looking at options to counter China that include the U.S. government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official has said.

    29 Jan. 18 11:38 Written by Reuters
  • Wireless Nation launches Sigfox-based asset tracking

    ISP Wireless Nation has launched an asset tracking service based on a small device with GPS receiver that communicates over Thinxtra’s Sigfox network, being rolled out around New Zealand.

    15 Dec. 17 10:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • TeamTalk taps Tait for nationwide digital radio network

    NZX-listed telco, TeamTalk has selected Christchurch-based Tait Communications over Motorola and Chinese company Hytera to supply and build a new nationwide digital mobile radio network that will be integrated with TeamTalk’s other networks and services. The company claims to already have the largest Tait network in the world.

    15 Dec. 17 10:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark details LoRaWAN rollout plans

    Spark has given more details of its plans to roll out a low powered wide area radio network for IoT, based on the LoRaWAN technology.

    14 Dec. 17 10:25 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

    Apple on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, the U.K.-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source.

    12 Dec. 17 08:45 Written by Reuters
  • Chorus debuts LoRaWAN IoT network

    Chorus has initiated proof of concept trials of a LoRaWAN wireless network for IoT in Takapuna and Torbay on Auckland’s North Shore, in conjunction with Vianet, a subsidiary of Australian infrastructure services company Ventia, which is also the owner of Visionstream.

    08 Dec. 17 09:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices

    A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware.

    06 Dec. 17 10:50 Written by Reuters
  • Sat nav systems get super-accurate

    Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has revealed details of a New Zealand trial of the satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) — which is intended to improve the accuracy of GPS — that it is funding jointly with the Australian Government. Meanwhile a commercial system that originated in New Zealand claims to already offer much higher levels of accuracy than GPS.

    24 Nov. 17 09:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ANZ project to improve satellite navigation launches

    A trial of satellite technology designed to improve the accuracy of satellite navigation systems such as GPS, jointly funded by the Australian and New Zealand Governments, has kicked of with an event at CQUniversity Australia's campus in Rockhampton in Queensland.

    14 Nov. 17 16:53 Written by Stuart Corner