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Spark removes data caps on wireless broadband
Spark New Zealand has removed data caps on its Unplan Metro, giving almost a third of addresses across the country access to an uncapped wireless broadband plan.
Cambium Networks' "breakthrough" in 60 GHz fixed wireless broadband
The technology can deliver ‘fibre-like’ internet speeds at a lower cost and faster time to market than last-mile wired networks.
Enable urges Christchurch locals to switch to fibre broadband
“We don’t want to see the 30% of local people not yet on fibre broadband stuck in a crisis - not able to run their businesses, access school learning, connect with family and friends and be entertained at home.”
Broadband data and voice minutes skyrocket as Auckland re-enters lockdown - Vodafone
Fixed broadband data is up 33% and voice minutes up 45%, as Aucklanders return to lockdown.
5G arrives in Palmerston North - Spark
The city is the first location in New Zealand to have access to 5G on both mobile and wireless broadband.
Rural broadband usage rockets up, driven by IoT
In rural areas, data usage is continuing to increase, put down to new technology enabling greater efficiencies for farms and sustainable communities.
How Spark's wireless broadband simplified a small Kiwi business's internet
Peter Thrower had never had much luck when it came to internet connection for his business. Then he called Spark.
ComCom report 'proof' of the need of fibre - Chorus
"Broadband in New Zealand was really put to the test by our pandemic response, so it is encouraging that speeds have held up so well."
Telstra launches 5G mobile broadband device
Australia’s first mobile broadband device that is mmWave ready, to work with the next iteration of 5G due to rollout at scale in 2021.
ComCom seeks feedback on Chorus withdrawal from copper and broadband services
“By 2022, most New Zealanders are expected to have access to fibre at home. That means large parts of the traditional copper phone and broadband network may no longer be needed."
Vodafone NZ delays 5G add on cost for one year
Vodafone New Zealand has announced it will delay the $10 monthly add-on charge for the use of 5G through to July 2021.
No surprise: Vodafone calls and data usage up as week three of lockdown sets in
Calls and data usage on the Vodafone network remain high, according to Vodafone NZ who has released its latest network report in week 3 of lockdown.
Singapore's StarHub supports home-based learning students
StarHub has put its 20-year birthday celebrations on hold to concentrate on providing connectivity for some of Singapore’s most needy families.
Vodafone seeing traffic increasing up to 100% more than February
Vodafone says it has added more capacity and has changed the way it manages voice and data traffic across the network.
Enable remains committed to Christchurch during lockdown
"We are a lifeline utility and essential service provider which means our business needs to remain open through this time to serve our community.”
COVID-19: Australians want better broadband as remote working spikes
Compare Broadband says many Australians believe their home broadband is not up to the job of working or studying remotely.
Check your home network: Demand will congest internet during Covid-19 lockdown
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum says demand for data will increase as New Zealanders use their home networks to access internet to continue working, learning and to entertain themselves once the entire country goes into self-isolation.
Chorus: First day of significant increase in broadband traffic
Traffic has begun to increase in day time broadband traffic as the network starts to see the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tourism and wine industries to benefit from Vodafone 4G launch in Marlborough
"Internet connectivity is imperative for the region to be able to conduct business with international markets."
Fixed broadband prices most expensive in New Zealand, as fibre overtakes copper
"The OECD average price has dropped since last year, New Zealand is now more expensive than the international average.”
Will poor broadband hinder SMBs moving to the cloud?
According to the Telsyte Digital Workplace Study 2020, many SMBs are looking to utilise cloud solutions in order to save time and expand operations, however they are lacking the right broadband to take full advantage of this.
New Zealand's national broadband map gets a revamp
A new version of the national broadband map website has been launched this week by InternetNZ.
Spark launches uncapped wireless broadband, a Kiwi first
Business Flexible Broadband offers companies uncapped data for wireless broadband, which is not only a first for Spark but a first for the country.
Chorus reports strong EBITDA following solid half
The growth in EBITDA was achieved through a combination of operating cost reductions and strong broadband connections growth.