Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • The price of net neutrality is continued vigilance, says InternetNZ

    In the wake of the US Government unwinding net neutrality rules, InternetNZ has warned that vigilance is needed in New Zealand to ensure links between large ISPs and online media companies do not compromise the open Internet in New Zealand.

    15 Dec. 17 10:23 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Optical test gear maker Coherent Solutions raises $3.5m

    Auckland based Coherent Solutions — which claims to make the world’s highest performing test and measurement instruments for optical communications — has raised $3 million in an A-Series investment round led by the Punakaiki Fund and supported by K1W1, NZVIF and Auckland University’s Inventors Fund.

    15 Dec. 17 10:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • US scraps net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.

    15 Dec. 17 10:12 Written by Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • UFB installation model is ‘broken’, says E tū

    New Zealand’s largest private sector trade union, E tū, has called for a government enquiry into installation practices for the Ultrafast Fibre Broadband network, saying the current model with multiple layers of contractors and subcontractors is broken.

    07 Dec. 17 11:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • InternetNZ CEO Carter elevated to group CEO under new structure

    The InternetNZ Group, which comprises InternetNZ, NZRS — the registry for .nz domain names and the operator of the .nz domain space — and the Domain Name Commission, has announced the completion of a “robust appraisal” of its organisational structure, and has elevated InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter to head up the entire group.

    01 Dec. 17 16:07 Written by Stuart Corner
  • InternetNZ moves to build Internet trust and security

    InternetNZ has released its 2017 State of the Internet report, with a focus on trust, pledging to do more to build trust and security and calling on others to step up to the plate.

    01 Dec. 17 09:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • InternetNZ and Vocus slam Sky’s anti-piracy moves

    InternetNZ has joined Vocus is its criticism of legal action by Sky TV aimed at forcing New Zealand’s largest ISPs to block access to web sites hosting pirated content

    01 Dec. 17 09:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Internet businesses ask US to keep net neutrality rules

    AirBnb, Reddit, Shutterstock, Inc, Tumblr, Etsy, Twitter and a long list of small internet companies have urged the US Federal Communications Commission to scrap a plan to roll back net neutrality rules.

    28 Nov. 17 10:53 Written by Reuters
  • Chorus and N4L to boost schools’ Internet access

    Chorus and Network for Learning (N4L) – the government owned company providing a fully funded managed Internet service to New Zealand schools — have announced plans to upgrade schools’ Internet access to gigabit speeds, and to allow students to access their school network from home over WiFi.

    10 Nov. 17 12:28 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark firms up CAT-M1 rollout plans

    Spark has announced that it will commence trials of an LTE Cat-M1 network for IoT applications during November ahead of delivering a commercial network early in 2018 that it says will “cover 95 percent of the places New Zealanders live, work and play.”

    07 Nov. 17 13:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark MD sees the future, and it’s wireless

    Spark MD Simon Moutter has commited the telco to a wireless future and foreshadowed significant consolidation in the fixed broadband retail market, citing low margins on the wholesale price fixed broadband retailers pay to Chorus another fixed network owners.

    03 Nov. 17 16:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Chorus to become ‘active wholesaler’

    Chorus has unveiled plans to try and stem the drain of fixed line broadband services, resulting mainly from retailer Spark’s aggressive moves to migrate customers to its fixed wireless broadband service.

    01 Nov. 17 18:49 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Stuff Fibre acquires Pure Fibre customers

    Internet service provider Stuff Fibre has acquired the customers of Christchurch-based ISP Pure Fibre, saying the move will give Pure Fibre’s customers lower prices and, in some cases, higher speeds.

    26 Oct. 17 16:18 Written by Stuart Corner
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