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Vocus launches gigabit UFB plans aimed at gamers
First or not, gigabit broadband is fast. It isn’t so much a matter of watching characters appear – blink and you’ll miss the entire site.
Telstra's latest network tests inch closer towards gigabit speeds
"The pairing of higher data speeds on the downlink and the uplink is a key milestone in the ongoing delivery of the ultimate data experience."
Chorus brings gigabit fibre coverage to entire UFB network
"Making New Zealand a true 'Gignation', beyond the 5000-plus connections we have in Dunedin, should see us catapulted up the league tables."
The Commerce Commission and the New Zealand backhaul review
Should Chorus be allowed to compete in the wholesale backhaul market? Yes, absolutely they should.
Make 'em pay or take copper away? NZ & AU's different tactics to the fibre rollout
The difference between Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) & New Zealand's Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB) rollouts is tellingly different.
2degrees leaves other telcos in dust as 100GbE comes to town
2degrees is the first telco in NZ to activate its 100GbE interconnect to the Southern Cross Cable Network, responding to Kiwis' data appetites.
Kiwis data hungry, finds Chorus
Kiwis have an insatiable appetite for internet data, with the amount of data being consumed by New Zealand growing almost 100% a month since 2015.
Bigpipe's new app allows users to prioritise internet
Bigpipe's new app allows customers to view what’s happening on their network and decide what kind of traffic gets priority over their connection.
It's official: 1.2 million Kiwis now have access to faster internet
“Access to better broadband means more New Zealand businesses and students can make the most of the digital economy.”
Hands-on review: ASUS RP-AC68U Dual-band Wireless Repeater
These days our home Internet connections are nearly as crucial as our water and electricity - ASUS has produced an innovative product.
Exclusive case study: Distributed Internet Exchanges go mainstream with the latest DCI platforms
This study explores how high capacity, small footprint and easy-to-use devices are revolutionising the data center interconnect market.
It’s good news for NZ’s internet: Hawaiki announces cable plans
Hawaiki Cable has confirmed it will build a submarine cable linking New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
The State of the Internet: Australian edition
"While there’s still work to be done, more parts of the world are increasingly able to support delivery of broadcast-quality video content online.”
Android continues to be second most attacked platform, Kaspersky steps in
"Statistics show that Android continues to be the second most attacked platform after Microsoft Windows, which is why owners need security solutions."
Technology: It's not just for youngsters
"Curiosity and a willingness to try things out are crucial when learning how to use new technology. Older people have this curiosity in spades!"
Arbor brings order to the chaos with new security platform
“One of the greatest sources of enterprise risk today is not understanding that the attack environment has become personal."
Australia: Good to be an ISP/bad to be an end user
Many people think Australia provides better Internet options for businesses, but this assumption is completely wrong.
NZers 'chomping at the bit' for faster broadband
Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) connections are up 135% around the country, according to latest figures regarding the Government’s UFB programme.
How will the next major meta trend in networking cause global change?
In order to support the next twenty years of innovation, the coming major meta trend will reshape businesses and organisations around the world.
How the internet is changing higher education as we know it
"Infusing online learning into higher education provides educators with innovative ways to connect with students and offers career opportunities."
Are Kiwi businesses facing challenging times?
"To prosper, businesses and other organisations need to apply best practice risk management processes, keep thinking ahead and remain agile."
Cato Networks looks to solve the network security problem
"The current appliance-based infrastructure can’t keep up and is too expensive and complex to sustain, especially for mid-sized companies."
UPDATED: Vodafone internet down around New Zealand, customers want answers
Vodafone NZ internet is down around the country, and with no word from the company, customers have turned to Facebook to share their thoughts.
When should you price match?
Brendan Ritchie's basis for choosing whether or not to match the competitions pricing.