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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.
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.
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.
Ex-Cyclone Gita may have blown away your internet
The majority of the issues on the networks have been caused by power outages.
Equinix to acquire Infomart in $800 million deal
The aim of this acquisition is to strengthen the Equinix global platform.
Survey reveals Kiwi telcos leaving consumers dissatisfied
"Vodafone needs to spend less on flashy advertising and more on sorting out its service."
Has Chorus broken the law?
Chorus may have broken the law, or at least proved that they can beat it.
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."
Vocus ASC set to support Indonesian information infrastructure
“Indonesia is soon to be a key hub in the middle of these traffic flows, rather than an end-point of the region’s fibre optic networks.”
Kiwis across the country continue to embrace UFB
The number of New Zealand households and businesses connected to ultra-fast broadband (UFB) has increased by 11%...
10,000 Christchurch homes get fibre
Enable has brought its fibre broadband network to 10,000 more homes in Christchurch...
Kaiapoi is now the latest fully-fibred town in New Zealand
Over 4,000 Kaiapoi homes, businesses, schools and community organisations can now connect to Enable’s fibre broadband...
NBN promises faster copper speeds with G.fast
The company says the G.fast technology infrastructure will enable faster speeds for FTTC or FTTB setups.
HKBN wants to transform all homes into smart homes
“Our smart cloud and mobile applications bring a vital extra dimension to the Smart Home Gateway.”
Ultrafast Fibre named the fastest growing tech company in NZ
"To win this award once was tremendous, but to make this happen three years in a row is an outstanding achievement by an outstanding group of people.”
Telstra, Ericsson and Ciena deliver transatlantic encryption
Encrypted data was successfully transmitted between Los Angeles and Melbourne at 100 Gbps.
Chorus completes $7 million broadband upgrade to speed up rural internet
Before the upgrades, the residents and businesses in these rural areas could only access broadband speeds of 5Mbps or less.
New consent regime makes access to ultra-fast broadband easier & faster
This will help us achieve our target of providing up to 85% of New Zealanders with access to fibre by the end of 2024.
Dunedin’s free gig-enabled WiFi network expands, creating opportunities
It seems like it was only yesterday that people were getting excited about free public phones, but they are well and truly in the dusty past now.
euNetwork’s Manchester investment provides access to 12 interconnected data centres
euNetworks has made further investment in Manchester with a new density fibre network covering over 40 route kilometres in the city.
Chorus promises to keep Kiwi networks ahead of the curve
Chorus is one of the first NZ organisations to formalise a commitment to a network that exceeds demand...
Chorus continues to make progress on countrywide network upgrade
More than 8,000 households, businesses, schools and healthcare facilities now have access to fibre in Levin...
Kiwi internet speeds soar as UFB rollout nears completion
"We’re tied for third fastest in the APAC region, [which] puts New Zealand alongside other global connectivity leaders such as Japan & South Korea."
Who provides the best Internet? Broadband Compare Awards are here
The Broadband Compare Awards launch this week in response to the increasingly diversified Kiwi market of more than 100 Internet providers.