• Rakon talks up IoT opportunities

    Rakon is talking up its ambitions in the burgeoning Internet of Things market on the back of Thinxtra, the Australian and New Zealand operator of the Sigfox wireless network for IoT in which Rakon has a 42 percent stake, securing $A20m in Series B funding

    18 Aug. 17 13:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ’s Digital divisions displayed

    InternetNZ has produced an online, interactive map that it says clearly displays the ‘digital divide’ by showing areas of low, medium and high internet access and broadband penetration, correlated with areas ranked similarly for skills and social wellbeing.

    17 Aug. 17 13:51 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Microsoft to host Azure in Infratil’s Canberra data centres

    Canberra Data Centres, 48 percent owned by diversified Wellington based company Infratil, has been chosen by Microsoft to host two new Australian instances of the Microsoft Azure cloud services, in its two Canberra data centres.

    16 Aug. 17 14:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Four telcos cop Commerce Commission warning letters

    MyRepublic, 2Degrees, Spark and Vodafone have all copped letters from the Commerce Commission warning them it believes they have breached the Fair Trading Act.

    15 Aug. 17 16:43 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Southern Cross completes survey for NEXT cable

    Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) says it has completed the route survey for its $US350m Southern Cross NEXT cable that will link New Zealand and Australia to the US, and it now has “signed intent” from eight customers, including four Pacific Island nations: Fiji, Samoa, Tokelau and Kiribati.

    14 Aug. 17 11:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Guidelines aim to promote responsible, trusted data sharing

    Independent ministerial advisory group, the Data Futures Partnership, has released a set of draft guidelines designed to help public and private organisations develop policies and practices for sharing data while maintain the trust of the public.

    14 Aug. 17 11:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • UFB now 80 percent complete, uptake hits 35 percent

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the June 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update showing that phase one of the UFB programme close to 80 percent complete, giving almost 1.2 million homes and businesses access to fibre.

    11 Aug. 17 12:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Certus Solutions and IBM ANZ launch Cognition

    IBM systems integrator Certus Solutions has launched a new subsidiary, Cognition Studio describing it as “an alliance with IBM Australia and New Zealand,” that will offer “design thinking-led management consultancy powered by IBM Cloud.”

    10 Aug. 17 13:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 2degrees chooses Chorus for national 100Gbps backhaul net

    2degrees has become the first nationwide customer for Chorus’ 100Gbps backhaul service, with the announcement of a multiyear contract to use Chorus as its primary provider of national backhaul capacity.

    09 Aug. 17 11:29 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Flitways aims to shake up NZ travel market

    Los Angeles based travel technology company Flitways is coming to New Zealand, saying its services will be available immediately in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington and in smaller markets later.

    09 Aug. 17 11:28 Written by Stuart Corner