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  • 2degrees 2G 2go

    2degrees has announced it will shut down its 2G mobile network in March 2018.

    15 Sept. 17 13:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone NZ to deploy narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) network

    Vodafone NZ has announced plans to upgrade its mobile network to support NB-IoT, a recently standardised variant of cellular technology designed to enable mobile networks to support IoT applications.

    04 July 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telecoms market downturn pushes Rakon deeper into the red

    NZX listed electronics manufacturer Rakon has reported an after tax loss for FY2017 of $13.6m compared to a loss of $1.6m for FY2016 following a 16 percent drop in revenues to $94.7m.

    23 June 17 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • HawkEye to help farmers farm smarter

    Farmer-owned co-operative Ravensdown has introduced a set of online benchmarking and forecasting tools that it says will help farmers make smarter nutrient decisions by showing planned versus actual nutrient investments over time.

    19 June 17 09:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Agriculture told to accelerate IT and IoT adoption

    The CEO of NZTech, Graeme Muller, has called for New Zealand’s agriculture industry to latch on to technology faster to support economic growth and become a world leader in a fast growing agritech market.

    15 June 17 09:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark NIWA and others launch major farm IoT trial

    According to a post on the NZTech blog, Spark is partnering with NIWA, Farmlands, and Ballance Agri-Nutrients to launch an Internet of Things pilot for farmers, starting with about 40 farms in the Matamata-Piako region, with a further 20 farms to be added in the South Island.

    12 June 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NIWA and NeSI to get three new supercomputers

    New Zealand weather and research bodies are to get three new Cray supercomputers under a six-year $31.7m contract announced today by science and innovation minister Paul Goldsmith.

    09 June 17 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • PwC flags challenges for media and entertainment companies

    PwC has released its 18th annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021 saying that entertainment and media companies accustomed to competing and creating differentiation through content and distribution must focus more intensely on user experience (UX).

    08 June 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Workers underestimate ‘robotisation’ of jobs

    New Zealander workers greatly underestimate the extent to which their roles will be replaced by robots, according to a survey undertaken by the Massey Business School and Auckland University of Technology.

    07 June 17 09:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New Zealand smart city projects shine in IDC awards shortlist

    ​New Zealand has achieved strong representation in the shortlist for IDC’s Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2017. New Zealand projects are finalists in six of the 14 award categories: Transportation; Public Works; Smart Grid; Smart Water; Connected Health; Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces.

    05 June 17 09:13 Written by Stuart Corner
  • AWS scores whole of NZ Government cloud services supply deal

    ​Amazon Web Services (AWS) has scored a whole-of-government agreement, through the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), to help New Zealand Government agencies accelerate the adoption of public cloud services.

    31 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wellington Airport deploys Skyfii to analyse user movements

    ​Wellington International Airport is to deploy data collection, analytics and marketing software from Sydney-based, ASX-listed Skyfii to gather, analyse and act on data about users of the airport.

    31 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New Zealand AI Forum to launch in June

    ​A New Zealand forum on artificial intelligence will be launched in Wellington on 7 June with support from NZTech and chaired by Stu Christie, investment manager at the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. It will be a member of the NZ Technology Alliance, which is managed and supported by NZTech.

    25 May 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • EverEdge aims to monetise IP for Asian enterprises

    ​New Zealand headquartered intangible asset specialist EverEdge Global has expanded into Asia by teaming up with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).

    25 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
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