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Orcon & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo
“With installs already set to take up to 6 weeks, people don’t always realise that if an order hits any snags, they can be left with no internet."
Spark partners with Enable for 'street in a week' in Christchurch
Trials are taking place in parts of Avonhead, Riccarton, Burnside, Russley and Sockburn this week.
InternetNZ welcomes govt's Telco Act Review
"We will apply a magnifying glass to the details to make sure that fair prices for broadband are a reality after 2020."
nbn announces huge revenue growth, well on track for 2020 goal
“In the past six months, nbn recorded revenue close to the total achieved in the entire fiscal 2016 year.”
Fibre driving increase in switching broadband providers
“As fibre broadband continues to be rolled out across the country we’re seeing more people than ever comparing their internet options."
Revealed: Who is New Zealand’s cheapest non-contract ISP?
When it comes to Internet in New Zealand, many Kiwis are led to believe there are only a few options from the major players. However, this isn't true.
ComCom calls for submissions on rural fibre
“As the broadband rollout moves into more economically challenging areas, it’s important to consider other ways to increase the opportunities."
New Zealand's fibre connections double, Statistics NZ reports
“This can make it easier for businesses to grow and for households to use the internet for streaming movies, online gaming, and communication."
Downer bows out of fibre installations for Chorus
“Chorus, Visionstream and Downer are all committed to a smooth transition with the minimum of disruption for our technicians.”
Communities transform - Whakatane UFB build now complete
"There are changing consumer needs when it comes to broadband, both for households and businesses and the UFB initiative has been an integral part,"
Infinera massively increases speed on data center interconnect product
The optical network hardware manufacturer has introduced a new generation of its revolutionary DCI product.
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Installing UFB to a business
“If your business relies on the internet at all, and you’ve got fibre on the street, you’d be silly not to take it up.”
Molex launches high-speed I/O cabling to speed up data centers
Molex is bringing better technology and storage solutions to the data center market, making sure that networking solutions offer cutting-edge tech.
Infinera helping wholesale telcos to rethink their business model
We look at the challenges that telco service providers are facing. We uncover the answer to one of their issues.
Spark to test high speed Gigabit connections in Christchurch
“We know that data use in NZ is climbing, and gigabit fibre connections will be desirable for those not satisfied by the current fastest connections."
Kiwi businesses thriving with the rollout of Ultra Fast Broadband
The benefits of UFB have been made clear for New Zealand tourism companies, as the rollout of UFB in Rotorua and Queenstown reaches its completion.
Results are in: Quarterly UFB figures show Kiwis remain ‘enthusiastic’
“More than one million households, businesses, schools and hospitals can access UFB. This means 2.4 million New Zealanders are now able to connect."
IO boosts connectivity with Superloop in Singapore
"We are very excited to be working with IO to bring their world class data centre onto the Superloop fibre network in Singapore. "
NZ Government gets behind digital tech with new telco laws
“The communications sector is vastly different to the market in 2001 when the Telco Act was introduced, and it’s time for our laws to catch up."
New wireless broadband service from Spark
Spark launches new wireless broadband service for selected urban customers, aimed at appeasing those who are frustrated with slow copper broadband.
NZ's fastest growing city encouraged to utilise UFB
"Having Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) available in Tauranga means greater opportunities for our residents, schools and businesses.”
Christchurch: NZ's IoT and smart city extraordinaire?
"Cantabrians are taking to UFB with gusto, with almost one-fifth of all orders in New Zealand in December coming from Christchurch alone."
CityLink turns 20 years old
It might have recently turned 20 years old, but if you mention the name CityLink in Auckland, people immediately think ‘bus company’.
Alcatel-Lucent researchers complete optical network breakthrough
Breakthrough prototype technology from Bell Labs will increase optical network capacities by more than tenfold, according to a recent report.