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  • Vodafone turns on NB-IoT and CAT-M1 (LTE-M)

    Vodafone says it has turned on two cellular network technologies designed for the Internet of Things: NB-IoT and LTE-M (more generally known as CAT-M1).

    28 Nov. 18 14:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Google workers push to stop censored Chinese search project

    More than 200 employees comprising engineers, designers and managers at Google published an open letter on Tuesday, demanding that the company end development of a censored search engine for Chinese users, escalating earlier protests against the secretive project.

    28 Nov. 18 09:27 Written by Reuters
  • Spark joins Sovrin to enable decentralised digital identities

    Spark has become a founding steward of the Sovrin Network, a non-profit organisation that aims to give every person, organisation, and thing the ability to own and control their own permanent digital identity using distributed ledger technology.

    27 Nov. 18 11:04 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Nokia reshuffles management with focus on 5G market

    The head of Nokia's mobile networks arm, its largest business unit, is leaving the Finnish company as part of changes designed to position the company for the 5G telecoms era, Nokia said on Thursday.

    23 Nov. 18 08:48 Written by Reuters
  • $40m boost to Rural Broadband and Mobile Blackspot programmes

    The Government will use $40m from its $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund to improve connectivity in regional New Zealand by boosting the $105m already allocated to phase 2 of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI2) and the Mobile Blackspots Fund (MBF).

    15 Nov. 18 11:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Chorus to cut wholesale fibre price

    Chorus says it will cut the wholesale price for its UFB service from $65 to $60 per month from mid 2019, and to $56 from mid 2020 as the number of connections passes the half million mark.

    15 Nov. 18 11:06 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Commerce Commission gears up for future UFB regulation

    The Commerce Commission is seeking input on its proposed approach to imposing a revenue cap and service quality standards on Chorus for its UFB offering along with information disclosure rules for Chorus and the other fibre companies.

    12 Nov. 18 10:53 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone debuts Ciena-based SDN

    Vodafone New Zealand has unveiled what it says is an adaptable and agile network, based on technology from Ciena that can respond in real time to customers’ changing demands.

    08 Nov. 18 09:53 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Government cuts price of Chorus 100/20Mbps UFB wholesale service

    The Government has released its Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) to the Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill, setting a reduced price cap for Chorus' most commonly used wholesale broadband product, the 100/20Mbps UFB service.

    25 Oct. 18 13:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • REANNZ turns on its Hawaiki cable capacity

    Research and Education Advanced Network NZ (REANNZ) has activated capacity on the new Hawaiki Cable saying it provides the first dedicated, high-speed connection to the US for New Zealand researchers, enabling them to be partners in world-leading research collaborations.

    23 Oct. 18 08:57 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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