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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.
Faster internet and cost savings with Auckland Peering Exchange
When a CDN connects to a Peering Exchange, all the ISPs and other clients in the Peering Exchange can exchange traffic directly with the CDN, resulting in substantial savings on transit costs for both the Peering Exchange participants and the CDN.
Chorus reduces UFB connection cost guidance
Chorus has signed new service company agreements for the cost of connections to its ultra-fast broadband network.
Lower South Island fibre internet cut by farmer
Access to fibre internet was cut for some parts of the lower South Island after a farmer dug through a cable.
Chorus connections up; Boost HD 'on hold'
Fixed line connections are up for Chorus, but the company admits its Boost HD is now 'on hold'.
Christchurch suburbs hot for fibre says Enable
Rolleston, Burnside and Addington are leading Christchurch's charge to fibre broadband.