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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.
1 in 20 NZ broadband connections through fibre
Fibre is proving extremely popular amongst Kiwis, with the number of fibre connections doubling since 2014.
Superloop snaps up ApexNetworks in $5.8m deal
Dark fibre provider Superloop has snapped up ISP ApexNetworks in an effort to rapidly deploy managed services capability for channel customers.
NBN launches FTTN, promises 'very high speeds' still achieveable
The NBN has launched its commercial fibre to the node product, saying ‘most’ end-users on the trial got wholesale speeds of 100Mbps download.
Chorus says regulator understates network pricing costs such as trenching
Chorus has made a further submission to the Commerce Commission ahead of the final determination on pricing of its copper network.
Porirua to have fastest Wi-Fi in Australiasia
“Other cities may cover a larger area in terms of hot spots, but Porirua achieves a first for speed and accessibility with this initiative."
Lifecycle Service Orchestration ramps up in APAC
It’s time for the provisioning of 21st-century data services to enter, well, the 21st century. That’s starting to happen, for one in the APAC market.
Chorus says RMA fix needed as fibre rollout stumbles
Chorus has called on the government to enact changes to the Resource Management Act to speed fibre rollout
Slingshot comes to the rescue of elderly Wellington residents
Slingshot and Consumer NZ have finalised an agreement to provide more affordable services to elderly UFB customers in Wellington.
Voice comes to fibre for Spark landlines
Spark has launched voice-over-fibre for landline calling, bypassing the need for OTT services, and has cut pricing for most of its fibre plans.
Wanaka: Not part of UFB project, but still fibred up
Wanaka isn’t included in the Government’s ultrafast broadband project, but the town’s CBD is nonetheless now fibred.
Kiwi fibre optic manufacturer extends focus to China
New Zealand manufacturer, Hope King, has begun production of its hi-tech fibre optics components and plans on making a play in the Chinese market.
Kordia dips a toe into the NZ medium-enterprise market
Kordia is targeting medium-enterprise (ME) businesses, diversifying its offerings to provide technology and service options at more affordable prices.
New Zealand named champion of fibre connectivity
New Zealand is officially number one among developed countries for growth of fibre connections, with an annual growth rate of 272%.
CityLink upgrades Auckland offerings; Wellington upgrade underway
CItyLink has upgraded its Auckland ethernet services, providing greater access to gigabit speeds, with a Wellington upgrade now underway.
Turbulent times for Australia's National Broadband Network
NBN Co is now facing the threat of being exposed to competition by a government ideologically committed to the free market and minimal regulation.