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ISPs pledge continued service as internet infrastructure feels the pressure
Some ISPs have already reported a huge increase in daytime, home-based internet usage as New Zealanders move their work into their living rooms, studies and spare rooms.
The dystopian future of the internet
“It’s only been a year since the rules lapsed, so there is still hope that our dire predictions will never come to pass."
Huawei commits data centre services to APAC ISPs
In addition to releasing a host of new products, Huawei has signed an MoU and publicly stated its data centre plans for the region.
Superloop acquires SkyMesh broadband customers in $1.5 million deal
The new deal will add over 10,000 broadband subscribers to Superbb, the newly formed retail broadband division of Superloop.
Why Aussies aren’t happy with their NBN connection
"These figures suggest that many are disappointed with their connection, especially when comparing it to their previous service.”
Exclusive Interview: Targeting the university sector with AARNet and Zoom
ARRNet talk about the best ways to service the education sector, as well as its collaboration with Zoom
Full 5G rollout won’t happen in 2018 - GlobalData
Forget the hype, the road to full 5G coverage is going to be a little longer than vendors and service providers have promised.
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
"I have lost count of how many times a former FX/Orcon/Callplus employee has told me that they “don’t have visibility” of billing ."
Tomizone acquires mystery MSP to give revenues a $1 million boost
The company says the acquisition is consistent with their growth strategy of acquiring businesses with complementary offerings.
Harbour ISP appoints Adam Simpson as CEO
While retiring from day-to-day management of the business, Charles Tym continues as a director of Harbour ISP.
The importance of net neutrality in today’s digital world
Who will end up paying any additional costs that are levied? Will cloud providers be taxed by the telco operators?
Ghana’s oldest ISP turns 20, says bright times ahead for IT in Africa
AfricaOnline says they will continue to invest in Africa's digital economy thereby continuing their journey together into the digital world.
When are HSNS tail extensions going to be a thing?
Chorus HSNS pricing makes no sense and makes the product harder to buy.
Voyager follows Actrix Networks deal with another acquisition
This marks the latest in a recent suite of similar deals for Voyager, such as the acquisition of Actrix Networks in October 2016.
Vodafone shuts down 20-year-old Paradise and Clear email platforms
For customers who are keen to still receive the emails sent to their old account, Vodafone will offer a free auto forwarding service.
Vodafone shows improved average surf speeds in May
After noticing Vodafone delivered slower average speeds than other ISPs in April, TrueNet have announced a significant improvement in May results.
Aussies face more web laws
After raising a hue and cry with its planned mandatory internet filter, the Australian government is pondering a law requiring ISPs to disconnect users who don’t have a firewall and anti-virus software installed on their computer.
Court: ISPs blameless in copyright breaches
ISPs worldwide are celebrating a court case in Australia which said Internet providers cannot be held liable for their customers’ actions.