Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Gigamon offers visibility into Amazon Web Services for NZ Enterprises

    ​Gigamon has announced availability in New Zealand and Australia of the Gigamon Visibility Platform for Amazon Web Services, saying it provides consistent visibility into data in motion across an enterprise: on-premise, remote sites, public cloud, private, and hybrid architectures.

    22 May 17 09:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Southern Cross signs seven customers for NEXT cable

    Southern Cross Southern Cross Cable Network says seven organisations have now signed letters of intent to use its planned Southern Cross NEXT trans Pacific cable. It says these include “three major Australasian carriers and four Pacific islands,” adding: “ Discussions with several other customers showing strong interest are also in progress.”

    18 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Minister trumpets UFB progress

    Communications minister Simon Bridges has announced release of the March 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update saying it shows the number of households, business, schools and hospitals connected to UFB has increased 12 percent in the past three months to almost 4000,000 and that deployment for phase one of the UFB programme is almost three-quarters complete, providing 1,103,000 households and businesses with access to download speeds of close to 1Gbps.

    12 May 17 08:42 Written by Stuart Corner
  • James Pascoe switches SAP support to Rimini Street

    ​New Zealand retailer James Pascoe Group has switched to Rimini Street support for SAP ERP applications used by its eight retail brands in New Zealand and Australia.

    10 May 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Horowhenua council streamlines land information delivery with Civica

    The district council for the North Island community of Horowhenua has implemented Authority 7 the latest version of the Authority local government management software from UK company Civica, reducing the time taken to deliver its land information memorandum (LIM) report from 10 days to, on average, half a day.

    10 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • REANNZ capacity boosted to 20Gbps

    Research and education network operator, REANNZ, says it has completed a network upgrade to 20Gbps of bandwidth along the length of the country, from Auckland to Dunedin – doubling network capacity for its members.

    05 May 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vector to deploy mPrest energy IoT and analytics system

    Energy and communications network operator Vector has secured exclusive Australasian rights to energy network monitoring, control and data analytics software from Israeli company mPrest that, it says, is able to use self-learning techniques to assess and predict a range of network variables including loads, market dynamics, storage, customer demand and capacity.

    05 May 17 09:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Qrious to become Cloudera MSP for New Zealand

    Qrious - the big data and analytics software business set up in 2014 by Spark NZ - has become the first managed service provider in New Zealand for global data management and analytics software company, Cloudera, which offers software built on the open source Hadoop, and which went public on the New York Stock Exchange last week.

    02 May 17 09:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hikurangi to get Northpower UFB by September

    ​Northpower has announced commencement of construction of the UFB network in Hikurangi, saying it will be completed in September this year and will pass more than 650 customers.

    24 April 17 10:17 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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
  • 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
  • vGRID first in NZ to deploy HPE Synergy ‘composable infrastructure’

    ​vGRID, a New Zealand based SaaS and IaaS provider focussed on the small to medium business market, has moved from its datacentre at Waikato Innovation Park into Datacom’s Kapua data centre and has become the first company in New Zealand to deploy HPE’s Synergy product, claimed by HPE to embody a new architecture that it calls ‘composable infrastructure’.

    12 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Dunedin proves its ‘Gigatown’ status with triple-speed broadband

    ​According to data from Chorus, Dunedin – which in 2013 became New Zealand’s first Gigatown – is well ahead of the rest of the country in broadband speeds with an average bandwidth of 196Mbps, more than three times that of the next fastest centre.

    10 April 17 09:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark launches cloud contact centre on AWS

    Spark has launched a cloud contact centre service from Genesys that combines inbound and outbound calling, email, web chat, social media and fax and that enables a single view of customer interactions across all these channels.

    06 April 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Tasman Global Access Cable comes into service

    The Tasman Global Access (TGA) cable built by Spark, Vodafone and Telstra linking Australia and New Zealand has come into service, providing an alternative route, and competition, to the Southern Cross Cable.

    30 March 17 14:01 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
  • TeamTalk shareholders to vote on Vodafone offer

    TeamTalk shareholders will vote on 12 April on whether or not to accept Vodafone’s $10m offer for 70 percent of BayCity Communications Limited, the TeamTalk subsidiary that owns TeamTalk’s Farmside business.

    29 March 17 09:53 Written by Stuart Corner
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