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Chatham Islands get new IoT network
When world-leading IoT networks come to mind, you might not necessarily think of the Chatham Islands as having one of them.
Downtime a crippling issue in APAC State of Wi-Fi Study
Ruckus has released findings from its study of 1200 organizations in APAC who collectively have lost US$53m from downtime in the last 12 months.
Subsea cable connecting the U.S. and A/NZ opens for business
Competition is opening up in the Internet traffic market with this being the first high speed connection to NZ that Spark doesn't have a stake in.
Macquarie Telecom & NBN Co strike major telco, data services deal
Macquarie Telecom will onboard 50 new jobs after signing a six-year deal with nbn to provide telecommunications and data services to Australia.
Online food delivery is changing the way Kiwis eat
"Tech makes it easy & convenient for people to order food online. It means there is now a huge variety of cuisine being delivered to people’s doors."
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.
Spark launches credit refund scheme for 135,000 former customers
At least 135,000 former Spark customers may be in line for a credit refund - and people should check their mailboxes or their inboxes.
Parental Police: Why being ‘bad cop’ isn’t shielding kids from online threats
Limiting time spent online doesn’t necessarily make children safe from danger.
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
"InternetNZ’s work on the issues and policies that impact the internet in New Zealand is a vital part of the organisation."
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.
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.
NBN CEO Bill Morrow to step down before the end of the year
Morrow will have led the organisation for a total of four years and nine months by the time he steps down.
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.
SA Labor promises $35 million Adelaide internet investment if re-elected
SA Labor says it would undertake a major expansion of the State Government’s existing fibre network, to be known as the "Fishbone".
42% of Alexa-ranked websites are open invites for attackers
Many of the internet’s supposedly safe websites could actually be a breeding ground for risk.
Create a safer internet by building a culture of security
Yesterday marked Safer Internet Day – a day that promotes the safe and positive use of digital technology.
Australia’s ‘.au’ domain in the spotlight as changes are proposed
The changes are said to be the most significant in thirty years.
Beam Wi-Fi to your devices through a lamp
Let there be LiFi: Connect to the internet directly through this smart lamp...
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...
Expert opinion: How secure is the ‘I’ in ‘IoT’?
The public nature of the Internet is causing business and government leaders alike to confront a profound challenge.
NBN reports “strong growth” with Q1 fiscal 2018 results
NBN says the Q1 report shows strong results across all key targets.
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."
YouTube gets a new look for kids
Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens....