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Data centres “must leverage high-density fibre management systems”
Michael Zammit says it's crucial to implement future-proof connectivity solutions now to reduce outages and avoid unnecessary costs down the road.
17 Aug 18
Kiwi businesses taking the lead in fibre adoption
A NZ company says Kiwi businesses are right at the top globally when it comes to fibre adoption, but for reasons beyond faster broadband.
16 Jul 18
Kiwis dump VDSL in favour of new broadband prospects
Around 34% are now on fibre and 16% on wireless broadband.
21 Jun 18
Why fibre unbundling is good news for Kiwi broadband users
"Unbundling has worked for New Zealand before, and we see the potential for it to lead to more choice and more competition on fibre too."
06 Jun 18
Vocus Group and Vodafone partner to unbundle UFB services
The two companies say the move will reduce the dependence on Chorus for themselves and other RSPs.
05 Jun 18
Stuff Fibre promises to double internet speed for its users
Enable will increase the base connection speed available for Stuff Fibre customers from 100 to 200 Mbps.
01 Jun 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
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
Datacom to move around the corner for the sake of 10Gb fibre
Datacom is making the move from its office in Findon to new premises in Franklin Street in July this year.
01 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
Vodafone disappointed in commerce commission FibreX charges
Vodafone's coaxial cable is supposedly different from copper, which ADSL and VDSL run on.
16 Apr 18
Interview: assessing the fundamentals of a world-class data centre
We sat down with Polaris' Adam Gibson to learn about where data centres need to be delivering value for clients.
12 Apr 18
NBN expands FTTC plan, relaunches HFC services
This announcement takes the total planned FTTC footprint closer to 1.5 million homes and businesses by 2020.
10 Apr 18
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.
10 Apr 18
SD-WAN provides effective, affordable uptime for SMBs
Legacy premium services at high costs are no longer viable for small businesses.
10 Apr 18
Fibre-to-the-Curb: NBN releases new broadband access technology
The NBN Co solution promises fast broadband by connecting fibre to a telecom pit near a driveway outside a home or business.
09 Apr 18
Chorus to trial live 4K broadcasting service over fibre
Chorus has announced that it will commence a proof of concept trial using its fibre network to provide a direct broadcasting service.
26 Mar 18
Singtel enhances connectivity to North Asia with SJC2 submarine cable
The 10,500-kilometer submarine cable links eleven cable landing stations in the region and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020.
21 Mar 18
Ex-Cyclone Gita may have blown away your internet
The majority of the issues on the networks have been caused by power outages.
21 Feb 18
Equinix to acquire Infomart in $800 million deal
The aim of this acquisition is to strengthen the Equinix global platform.
15 Feb 18
Survey reveals Kiwi telcos leaving consumers dissatisfied
"Vodafone needs to spend less on flashy advertising and more on sorting out its service."
31 Jan 18
Has Chorus broken the law?
Chorus may have broken the law, or at least proved that they can beat it.
31 Jan 18
Telstra transmission network in Melbourne runs at break-neck speeds
"Deployment of these technologies will help Telstra to prepare for the ever-increasing demand for data."
24 Jan 18