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Chorus fibre roll out picks up pace
Chorus has announced that 50% of fibre installations are now being completed within a day.
18 Jan 19
Vodafone and PNSol champion new ‘invisble network’ broadband project
"As an industry, we've increased the speed of broadband to one gigabit and beyond, which is a remarkable achievement, but we now have to look beyond speed."
17 Jan 19
Chorus reckons Kiwis have an insatiable appetite for data
New Zealanders love the internet – and we love Fortnite even more.
16 Jan 19
Opinion: Why it's important to build tomorrow's 10G future today
ADTRAN's Ronan Kelly shares his insights on how 10G in A/NZ will be crucial for enterprises.
11 Jan 19
ComCom releases findings from fibre services study
The Commerce Commision has released the summary report for its study to inform the development of regulations for Chorus and other fibre companies.
20 Dec 18
InternetNZ welcomes Govt's 99.8% broadband coverage plan
The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme expansion.
18 Dec 18
Vertiv to build AU$35 million submarine cable landing station
The cable landing station, located in Maroochydore, will help deliver Australia’s fastest data connection to Asia.
03 Dec 18
NBN releases new offering for enterprise
The new wholesale product aims to deliver symmetrical speeds and enhanced service levels.
30 Oct 18
97% of Chorus subcontractors fail employment standards inspection
73 of 75 inspected subcontractors found to be in breach of minimum employment standards, which could have ramifications across the channel.
08 Oct 18
Exclusive: Kacific makes a bid for the APAC satellite broadband market
"As the region progresses to 5G, traditional telecommunications networks will need to be innovative in how they meet the immense demand for bandwidth."
17 Sep 18
TeamTalk posts profit, continues investment in infrastructure
The company aims to have its digital radio network fully rolled out across New Zealand by mid-2019.
25 Aug 18
Kiwis dump VDSL in favour of new broadband prospects
Around 34% are now on fibre and 16% on wireless broadband.
21 Jun 18
Australian broadband users opting for faster speed tiers, according to NBN
The company states that 70% of new orders on the nbn network are now based on wholesale speed tiers of 50 Mbps (download) or higher.
18 Jun 18
Superloop acquires SkyMesh broadband customers in $1.5 million deal
The new deal will add over 10,000 broadband subscribers to Superbb, the newly formed retail broadband division of Superloop.
12 Jun 18
Step up your network security with SD-WAN
Not just any SD-WAN solution can offer the right levels of network security.
05 Jun 18
Govt escalates rural broadband completion a year ahead of schedule
Communications minister Clare Curran says she wants "people to know they don’t have to wait until the end of 2022."
31 May 18
ComCom seeks 3000 volunteers for broadband performance testing
The Commerce Commission wants to rally 3000 volunteers to help make New Zealand’s broadband better for everyone.
30 May 18
Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
“[We] look forward to continuing to build a great internet service for New Zealanders.”
25 May 18
Taitokerau Fibre Networks and Kordia upgrade Northland fibre link
Taitokerau Fibre Networks is 80% owned by three Iwi of Te Taitokerau (Te Rarawa, Ngati Whatua and Whaingaroa).
18 May 18
Vodafone buys remaining 30% stake in Farmside for $3 million
Vodafone New Zealand acquired 70% of Farmside for $10 million in cash, closing the deal in May 2017.
16 May 18
NBN reports healthy growth figures on the back of service initiatives
The public infrastructure provider has reportedly increased its revenue to more than $1.4 billion.
14 May 18
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.
30 Apr 18
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."
27 Apr 18
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
11 Apr 18