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Govt must be wary of increasing digital divide with 5G deployment - Chorus
The company has responded to a request from MBIE for feedback on the challenges and opportunities of a 5G rollout.
NBN partners with two leading universities in hunt for new tech
Research focus areas will include IoT, AI, data analytics, programmable networks and wireless technologies.
ComCom requesting telco feedback on funding for future fibre regulation
The Commerce Commission has calculated that it would cost $12 million to implement the proposed regulation over a three-year period.
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
No sale: Vocus no longer looking to sell NZ business
The Sydney-based telco says the decision to hold on to the business is in the best interest of shareholders.
D-Link launches new Wi-Fi range extender
The AC2600 Wi-Fi Range Extender includes four external antennas and amplifiers designed to optimise coverage and maximise range.
Broadband Compare unveils NZ Compare umbrella brand
The decision was made to allow better engagement and communication with both customers and clients.
DIGMYIDEA Maori Innovation Challenge launches
The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is now open, with the competition calling on budding Māori digital entrepreneurs to put their ideas forward.
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
"InternetNZ’s work on the issues and policies that impact the internet in New Zealand is a vital part of the organisation."
Spark buys 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights, should you worry?
Spark announced that it has secured the rights to bring to New Zealanders the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Vodafone disappointed in commerce commission FibreX charges
Vodafone's coaxial cable is supposedly different from copper, which ADSL and VDSL run on.
Robots, drones and connected cars: Spark shows off their 5G future
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Spark at their Auckland headquarters to explore their vision of the 5G future.
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
Former Internet Australia CEO weighs in on FTTC rollout
In response to a rising tide of complaints from unhappy customers, NBN Co has now headed for a halfway house.
Spark and Skinny launching 240GB wireless broadband plans
Some wireless broadband customers can now access a massive 240GB of data as their broadband plan.
Bridging the gap: how to bring world-class fibre speeds to rural businesses
Why the UFB's urban focus shouldn't inhibit rural businesses from attaining a fibre-grade broadband connection.
Dunedin’s free Wi-Fi network complete
The city network offers free gig-enabled hotspots in 15 separate locations across the city – from Mosgiel to Port Chalmers.
Telco market: ComCom sums up the biggest moves of 2017
The increase in IoT networks came after one specialist IoT network, KotahiNet, commenced operations in 2016.
SD-WAN provides effective, affordable uptime for SMBs
Legacy premium services at high costs are no longer viable for small businesses.
Dell EMC forge deal to deliver Ruckus’ wireless solutions
Ruckus Networks and Dell EMC have signed a deal that will allow the delivery of Ruckus wireless solutions as Dell-branded solutions.
Exclusive interview: Extreme Networks on their 2017 growth and what's next
Yvette McEnearney talks about the importance of the channel to Extreme Networks and how they are ensuring they take care of their partners.
Plantronics aims to fuel your workout with music
“Today’s consumers are looking for wireless listening solutions that can accommodate their particular workout style or level..."
Exclusive: Aruba boss outlines reseller opportunities, new investment and new markets
An expansion into security, broadening the SMB offerings and moving deeper into the core switch infrastructure - Aruba's got big plans for 2018.
Exclusive: Six key Kiwi takeaways from Aruba Atmosphere
Aruba’s annual APAC Atmosphere served up plenty of info on the vendor’s vision for smart spaces. But what was in it for the Kiwi reseller?