Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Spark looks to Nokia for major network capacity boost

    Spark has endorsed a fibre optic communication breakthrough from Nokia as a development that will help it upgrade the capacity of its fibre backbone network to meet the expected demands of 5G cellular and the growth of video services.

    09 March 18 16:44 Written by Stuart Corner
  • UFB ahead of plan, says Curran

    The Government has released its latest quarterly broadband update saying it shows delivery of ultra-fast broadband services to be ahead of plan with the service how available to 1.25 million households and businesses.

    01 March 18 15:06 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

    Wi-Fi is quite fickle. The contention between Wi-Fi devices and the dynamic communication medium of the airwaves makes it a sensitive technology with many settings and situations that can slow it down.

    19 Feb. 18 22:00 Written by Eric Geier
  • What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

    For the most part the dire warnings about running out of internet addresses have ceased because, slowly but surely, migration from the world of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun, and software is in place to prevent the address apocalypse that many were predicting.

    15 Feb. 18 23:07 Written by Keith Shaw
  • NZ ‘spoilt for choice’ with LPWAN options, says IDC

    According to IDC New Zealand organisations will be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting low power wireless connectivity for their Internet of Things solutions, with seven nationwide networks in various stages of deployment.

    13 Feb. 18 16:05 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Kiwi company Intellium connects Kenyan towns to the net

    Intellium, an Auckland based provider of a wide range of IT services, including fixed microwave for internet access, will help connect educational facilities in Kenya to the Internet.

    08 Feb. 18 16:11 Written by Stuart Corner
  • US bill would block government from using Huawei, ZTE equipment

    Two Republican Senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would block the U.S. government from buying or leasing telecommunications equipment from Huawei or ZTE citing concern the Chinese companies would use their access to spy on U.S. officials.

    08 Feb. 18 08:50 Written by Reuters
  • D-Link devices get remote management

    D-Link has formed an exclusive partnership with Poland-based AVSystem that will enable service providers and ISPs in New Zealand and Australia to remotely provision and manage D-Link devices they supply to their customers.

    06 Feb. 18 13:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vocus unveils new operating structure

    Vocus revealed today it has decided to split its Enterprise & Wholesale business into two operating segments.

    15 Jan. 18 10:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Manukau Institute of Tech rolls out new WAN

    Auckland’s Manukau Institute of Technology has built a wide area network linking its nine campuses around the city using equipment from Extreme Networks.

    20 Dec. 17 09:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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 $3m

    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