Mobility & Wireless News, Features, and Interviews

  • Spark to add WiFi to Westpac Stadium

    ​Spark has become the official technology partner of Wellington’s Westpac Stadium and will install a high density WiFi network throughout the stadium in partnership with technology supplier, Huawei to improve mobile communications for visitors and to support a network of display screens for advertising and information.

    21 April 17 09:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Mobile app to give Lions branding edge against the All Blacks

    When the British & Irish Lions rugby team faces off against the All Blacks in New Zealand in June fans of the team will have access to a host of information about players and matches thanks to a mobile app developed by EY (Ernst t& Young).

    20 April 17 09:37 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone seeks to support promising startups with xone

    Vodafone has launched its second xone accelerator programme offering funding packages worth $150,000 that include cash, office space, workshops, events, and network access to the 10 startups selected to join the programme.

    20 April 17 09:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • What 5G means for your business

    The 5G-powered enterprise will be less constrained by its physical location thanks to vastly improved service delivery capabilities that improve employee and customer engagement

    20 April 17 07:18 Written by By Alok Shah, Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Marketing, Samsung Networks
  • Spark to scrap PSTN, replace with IP network

    Spark has unveiled a five-year plan to scrap its aging circuit-switched public telephone network and replace it with IP technology.

    19 April 17 10:54 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Ultrafast Fibre moves IT into Dimension Data’s cloud

    Ultrafast Fibre, which owns and operates the Ultrafast Broadband network in Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki, has chosen Dimension Data’s managed cloud facility in Hamilton to host all its data and applications.

    19 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Why smart stores don't check out

    Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

    08 April 17 21:00 Written by Mike Elgan
  • Aird Towers seeks RBI-2 funding for operator-agnostic tower network

    Christchurch and Brisbane based tower leasing company, Aird Towers, has submitted a proposal to Crown Fibre Holdings for the expansion of broadband and mobile coverage throughout New Zealand under the RBI-2 and mobile black spots programmes.

    07 April 17 12:43 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Study finds fibre to schools lifts student performance

    ​A study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, sponsored by Huawei, claims to have shown that fibre broadband services to schools boosts academic achievement by about one percentage point.

    05 April 17 14:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone, Spark and 2Degrees Join Forces to Boost Rural Communications

    ​Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees have made a submission to the Government proposing to use the recently announced Rural Broadband Initiative Extension (RBI2) and Mobile Black Spot Fund to improve rural broadband and mobile infrastructure.

    04 April 17 09:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ IoT Alliance launched

    The government has heralded the launch of a new alliance to explore the potential economic and social benefits of the Internet of Things.

    31 March 17 14:24 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Kordia aims for one million Sigfox IoT connections

    The low-powered wide area radio network using the Sigfox technology for connecting Internet of Things devices being rolled out by Kordia and Sigfox licencee Thinxtra has reached coverage of 88 percent of the New Zealand population, with Kordia saying it aims to sell one million IoT connections over the next three years.

    29 March 17 13:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZTech urges action on IoT

    The New Zealand Technology Association (NZTech) has launched a national research project to better understand the potential benefits and risks of the Internet of Things (IoT) for the New Zealand economy, saying it will soon become critical to helping New Zealand raise its productivity and prosperity.

    20 March 17 12:25 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Toshiba Portégé X20 now available in NZ

    Toshiba has introduced into the New Zealand and Australian markets its tablet/laptop combo the Portégé X20, based on the 7th generation Intel Core vPro processor.

    16 March 17 15:51 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Here is the news – brought to you by Vodafone

    ​Vodafone has launched its own news site promising to provide “a behind the scenes look into the work the company’s involved in, its people, and the latest trends in technology, industry and community developments.”

    14 March 17 11:44 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ Navy first with IoT-equipped warship

    The New Zealand Navy has deployed systems monitoring and management technology from Siemens throughout two of its warships saying the deployment has made it the first navy in the world to “achieve unmanned machinery space on a warship.”

    10 March 17 14:55 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Netballers to get networked and analysed to optimise performance

    Wellington based netball team, The Central Pulse, is to adopt an athlete monitoring and analysis system from Wellington-based company VX Sport in a bid to better prepare the team for the ANZ Premiership netball season.

    08 March 17 10:04 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ‘Outdated’ cell broadcasting for emergency messages

    Civil Defence Minister, Gerry Brownlee, has announced plans to implement, New Zealand wide, a system that will use the mobile network to broadcast messages to all cellphones in an area in the event of an emergency.

    07 March 17 16:56 Written by Stuart Corner