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Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
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.
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.
SD-WAN provides effective, affordable uptime for SMBs
Legacy premium services at high costs are no longer viable for small businesses.
Who’s the greatest NZ Internet provider of them all? Winners announced
The inaugural Broadband Compare Awards ceremony took place last night to determine New Zealand’s best broadband provider. So who won?
Belkin ups its wireless charging game with IDT
"By integrating IDT's dual-mode transmitter, we offer a one-size-fits-all solution for consumers needing a top-quality magnetic induction charger."
Toshiba launches single-chip 15W wireless power receiver
“This enables wireless power for subsequent charging of smartphones and tablets at speeds comparable to or faster than conventional wired chargers."
Innovators wanted for wireless charging contest
The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to offer creative ways to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into products.
Engineers develop universal wireless charger, a world first
"To our knowledge, this is the only multi-standard wireless power transmitter that operates simultaneously at two different frequencies."
Kickstarter for wireless iPhone charger gains momentum
A start-up specialising in wireless iPhone charging has received funding of $10,000 in two days.
In-vehicle wireless charging to shake up automotive industry
An estimated 50 million vehicles will offer built-in wireless charging by 2020, up from only 4 million vehicles offering the technology this year.
Wireless charging set to soar
Wireless charging adoption for mobile devices is set to soar, with a fifth of wearables incorporating the technology.
Wireless Nation launches exclusive Netflix device
"Ideal for people living in rural areas struggling with small data caps, or for urban dwellers whose internet connection isn’t fast enough."
Samsung’s first wireless charger 'coming soon'
Samsung has released its first fast wireless charging pad in its online US store, stating it's compatible with Qi-enabled devices.
Wireless Nation to promote wellbeing for rural Kiwis
“We understand that satellite data is precious and that rural communities’ access to internet connectivity can have a real impact on mental health."
Qualcomm completes wireless charging first
Qualcomm has engineered a solution to allow wireless charging with metal exteriors, making it the first company to do so.
Rumours fly about Microsoft’s new Windows flagship phones
Microsoft’s upcoming flagship phones, the 950 and 950 XL, are reportedly coming later this year featuring wireless charging and and iris scanner.
World first: Solar wireless smartphone charger
"It's portable and perfect for life on the go. The ESL is the only battery charging device that can be fully used without wires or power outlets."
Rural NZers to benefit from Wireless Nation's latest deal
Wireless Nation has signed an agreement with ASB to provide the bank’s rural customers and staff with targeted plans and solutions.
VoIP goes data free on Wireless Nation
Wireless Nation has upped the ante, providing zero-rated data on its satellite broadband network for VoIP phone lines and selected websites.
Wireless Nation inks farming deal
The deal sees Wireless Nation’s rural internet solutions promoted through PGG Wrightson’s retail stores and on-farm technical representatives.
Galaxy S6 launch signals wireless power going mainstream
In one of the strongest signals yet that wireless power has entered mainstream adoption, Samsung has built wireless charging into its new smartphones.
Huge interest in VoIP over satellite, says Wireless Nation
And the move to VoIP isn’t only on the satellite front. Wireless Nation says it’s also seeing high uptake of VoIP via its fibre offerings.
Wireless Nation takes fast broadband to far reaches of NZ
Wireless Nation’s satellite network is taking internet access where traditional broadband doesn't reach and has made it twice as fast.