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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
NBN Co rolls out 'optimised' wholesale business bundles for ISPs
“We recognise some businesses are on nbn powered plans that have not been optimised for their needs," says Paul Tyler.
10 Dec 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
NBN launches new simulation-based training facilities for telecommunications employees
The facilities will provide training and assessments for more than 2,000 in-field telecommunications workers.
23 Mar 18
Oz’s internet needs a helping hand, a new study shows
Australia is ranked 23rd of 30 high-income countries, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s The Inclusive Internet Index.
27 Feb 18
REVEALED: The top data centre hotspots for business in UK
Bidwells has released a report that delves into the UK data centre market, the hot locations and whether data centres should go rural or city.
15 Feb 18
IBM Security collaborates to launch anti-DNS tracking service
Quad9 Domain Name Service protects users from accessing malicious internet sites that are known to steal information and other harmful activities.
28 Nov 17
Open Access brings in 5 years of expanding Africa’s Internet ecosystem
“Over the past five years, Open Access has invested in creating an Internet ecosystem and we are excited to offer attendees access to all levels."
07 Nov 17
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.
25 Oct 17
NBN institute new Tech Lab to improve user experience
NBN says the tech lab will explore and implement emerging technologies such as graph technology and machine learning.
21 Sep 17
We want to download faster! Australia’s first Gigatown
Australians believe they are getting a raw deal on Wi-Fi when compared to what Kiwis have...
28 Jul 17
Google provides internet to disaster-struck Peru
"Loon balloons float 20 km up in the stratosphere, and so have the potential to extend connectivity to where it's needed..."
19 May 17
In just 12 months Kiwis getting substantially more data for less money
“The cost of Internet use has dropped over the last year with up to four times the data included at the same price points."
19 May 17
Elon Musk's SpaceX to bring internet to far corners of the Earth
Half the world doesn’t have the luxury of being able to connect to the internet at their leisure, even though internet access is basic human right.
16 May 17
nbn announces huge revenue growth, well on track for 2020 goal
“In the past six months, nbn recorded revenue close to the total achieved in the entire fiscal 2016 year.”
10 Feb 17
NEC readies itself for Hong Kong-Guam submarine cable build
Hong Kong & Guam will be linked through a new high-capacity optical submarine cable after NEC and RTI Connectivity signed a supply contract last week.
23 Jan 17
Kiwis love the internet but there's work to be done on our digital divide, says InternetNZ
"We are still concerned about the digital divides relating to household income, location and ethnicity groups."
15 Dec 16
Revealed: Who is New Zealand’s cheapest non-contract ISP?
When it comes to Internet in New Zealand, many Kiwis are led to believe there are only a few options from the major players. However, this isn't true.
21 Nov 16
InternetNZ uncovers Kiwis' cyber-savviness when exploring the wild, wild web
Kiwis are aware of personal security risks when it comes to the world wide web, but what are our hopes and fears, new research from InternetNZ asks.
26 Oct 16
Kordia announces completion of 9.6 terabit fibre backhaul network
Kordia has been busy improving its fibre backhaul networks across the North Island and finally completed the project last week, the company announced.
05 Sep 16
Your school’s Internet security policy: Blueprint to protect your students, staff and network
Defining the rules is the first step in securing your school’s network. Ingram Micro’s Andrew Khan explains what you need to know.
23 Aug 16
Commerce Commission seeks feedback on NZ's internet backhaul services
The Commerce Commission is looking for feedback on 'domestic backhaul services', or how internet traffic is sent and received between major exchanges.
15 Aug 16
Marine survey route commences ahead of Hawaiki Cable's planned 2018 completion
The builders of the Hawaiki undersea cable and supply contractor have launched a marine route survey that will help set cable deployment in motion.
10 Aug 16
Aquilas first flight: A big milestone toward connecting billions of people
Internet access can offer life-changing opportunities and experiences to all of us, but there are still 4 billion people without it.
25 Jul 16