Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • SD-WAN deployments set to surge in NZ

    Frost & Sullivan says 61 percent of enterprises in New Zealand plan to deploy a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) in the next 12-24 months, with banking and financial services companies leading the charge.

    16 Oct. 18 11:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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
  • Chorus boost broadband bandwidth with VDSL2 vectoring

    Nokia says Chorus has deployed Nokia VDSL2 vectoring technology in its copper broadband access network enabling it to provide broadband speeds up to 130Mbps to residential and business customers.

    15 Oct. 18 09:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Getting the most from managed SD-WAN services

    Enterprise network leaders face enormous challenges adapting and changing their managed WAN services to meet constantly changing business needs for new applications, new offices, more users, cloud services and digital business. All while they are asked to reduce their WAN expenses.

    11 Oct. 18 15:06 Written by Bjarne Munch, principal research analyst at Gartner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chorus commissions review of broadband subcontractors

    Chorus has commissioned an independent review of the employment practices of subcontractors rolling out its broadband network, following an investigation by the Labour Inspectorate that found almost all of them to be breaching employment standards.

    10 Oct. 18 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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
  • Vocus confirms Sea-Me-We3 back online

    The break that knocked the Sea-Me-We3 (SMW3) cable system offline has been repaired, according to Vocus.

    02 Oct. 18 10:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Hawaiki gets a capacity boost

    The Hawaiki Cable connection Australia, New Zealand and the USA – which came into service only in July – has had a capacity upgrade.

    24 Sept. 18 16:57 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Survey highlights high cost of old broadband contracts

    Comparison service NZ Compare says its survey of New Zealand broadband users suggests over a third of Kiwis have been with their current broadband provider for over three years and could be paying up to $400 above current rates, because the price and quality of broadband connections have changed extensively.

    21 Sept. 18 09:57 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ICANN sets plan to reinforce Internet DNS security

    the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS).

    20 Sept. 18 04:22 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Mobile roaming to stay, for now, says Commerce Commission

    The Commerce Commission has decreed that regulations requiring the three mobile network operators to provide wholesale access to their networks for a period of time to any new mobile network operator should remain in place.

    05 Sept. 18 08:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Juniper set to reveal photonic fruits of Aurrion acquisition

    Juniper Networks is getting set to reveal, either late this year or early in 2019, a series of new 400Gbps photo-electronics products and routing/switching products to take advantage of these, CEO Rami Rahim has told Computerworld.

    04 Sept. 18 15:12 Written by Stuart Corner