2degrees announces appointments to newly established board
2degrees has announced Liz Coutts as the board chair, while Russell Stanners and Kathy Meads join her as directors.
DCI Data Centers breaks ground on AKL02 center
DCI Data Centers has commenced construction on Auckland's largest data center.
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2degrees unveils eSIM functionality for selected devices
2degrees has enabled eSIM functionality to work with a variety of Apple, Samsung and Oppo devices, including a range of iPads.
Orcon brings faster fibre to Christchurch with Hyperfibre offering
Orcon has today launched the next generation of fibre speeds in Christchurch, bringing its Hyperfibre offering to the city.
Vodafone’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator open for business
Vodafone's Mobile Network Virtual Operator (MVNO) platform is now open for business, with the first new partner in My Republic having unveiled their mobile plans this week.
Internet of Things
Dunedin City Council uses Spark IoT network for new water measuring system
Spark explores future connectivity options using 5G mmWave
WiFi as a Service market to reach $26 billion through 2032
As a result of the easy management of wireless infrastructure over cloud services, WaaS is experiencing rapid growth.
Internet of Things
NTT reveals plans for new trans-Pacific submarine cable
New company formed to build and operate the largest submarine internet cable system between Japan and the United States.
A quarter of A/NZ mobile users would pay extra for 5G - report
Venture Insights’ latest survey has found that 25% Australians and New Zealanders would pay extra for a 5G service that gives them a better video experience.
Internet of Things
Large enterprises propel 5G industrial IoT market
Large enterprises are propelling the 5G industrial Internet of Things market, according to a recently published report from Future Market Insights.
8x8 announces its CPaaS can now deliver no-code functionality
8x8 CPaaS can now deliver no-code functionality that can enable enterprises to further create better customer experiences, the company says.
Tech job moves - Barracuda, Infragistics, Microsoft & Okta
We round up all job appointments from July 14-21, 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest from across the tech industries.
Siemens expands NVIDIA partnership for industrial metaverse
Siemens is expanding its partnership with NVIDIA to enable the industrial metaverse and increase the use of AI-driven digital twin technology.
Datacom announces revenue of $1.45 billion, fall in profit
Growing market pressures and border closures saw Datacom place increased focus on talent development initiatives for both existing and future employees.
Hands-on review: TCL 30 SE mobile phone
TCL continues to provide consumers with budget phones that still pack a punch with the TCL 30 SE mobile phone.
NaaS market expected to reach $150B by 2030 - research
"The market is immature and fragmented, but telco market revenue will exceed US$75 billion by 2030 if they act now and transform to align with requirements."
BT builds on Equinix partnership with new cloud offering
BT has launched a next-generation cloud connectivity offering extending its global network into strategic carrier-neutral facilities (CNFs) and building on its existing partnership with Equinix.
Mercury charged by ComCom following complaints of misleading customers
Mercury NZ has been charged for misleading customers following a complaint to the Commission Commission.
Spark sells 70% of TowerCo for $900 million to Ontario Teachers
Spark expects $900 million at completion but that's subject to OIO approval which is anticipated to occur in the first half of FY23.
The next stage for 5G in thermal materials - IDTechEx
IDTechEx says higher frequency deployments, such as mmWave devices and very different station types such as small cells, present their own technological evolution and, with it, thermal challenges.
InternetNZ appoints new chief executive. Will take over in October
InternetNZ has announced the appointment of its new chief executive, with Vivien Maidaborn taking over the role from interim chief Andrew Cushen in October.
Research finds Kiwis prefer real backdrops in video calls
New research from Natural Paint Co. has found that 74% of Kiwis prefer seeing a natural background behind people during video meetings.
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Southern Cross Cable launches the SX NEXT cable to connect NZ to the world
The new Southern Cross NEXT fibre cable (SX NEXT) is set to connect Australasia to the US and further enhance connectivity between New Zealand, Australia, and the US.
Three waters IT system project could top $500m, warns National
A new project merging local councils' water service IT systems as part of the three waters reforms could blow out beyond the $500 million upper limit officials have quoted, National says.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure expands distributed cloud services
“Distributed cloud is the next evolution of cloud computing, and provides customers with more flexibility and control in how they deploy cloud resources."
How secure is accounting software data in Aotearoa?
A recent Xero study found ICT spending for NZ businesses has increased 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, so how safe is accounting software?
Vodafone $1.7b passive mobile tower sale to InfraRed and Northleaf
Vodafone New Zealand announces the sale of its passive mobile tower assets for $1.7 billion to global investors InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital Partners.
Internet of Things
A/NZ Internet of Things spending to hit $24 billion in 2026
"The role of IoT continues to grow as enterprises embrace digital initiatives and look to embed intelligence across processes and applications."
Spark delivers 5G Multi Access Edge Compute pilot with EnviroNZ
The pilot of the computer vision system helps solve a key business issue for EnviroNZ at its resource recovery centre identifying health and safety risks.
New Infovista report identifies significant CAPEX savings
A new report by Infovista has found that making modelling more precise in RAN planning and designing can foster major CAPEX savings for mobile operators.
New leaders promoted at Ingram Micro's New Zealand operation
The local broad-based technology distributor has made two key appointments as a result of combining two business units.
ST Engineering launches cooling system for greener data centers
ST Engineering says its Airbitat DC Cooling System cools down data centers and achieves annual net energy savings of more than 20% over conventional chiller systems alone.
Up to $2.4 million shortfall in the collapse of IndeServe
We delve into the liquidators first report on long-standing networking service provider IndeServes collapse.
Kacific wins big at the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards
Kacific has scooped up gold and silver awards at the 9th annual Asia Pacific Stevie Awards for its innovative technologies and services to ease the Covid-19 situation in under-connected communities.
Nokia, Infovista to accelerate roll-out of 5G deployments
Infovista has announced a global partnership with Nokia to accelerate the rollout and acceptance of 5G network deployments.
Infovista enters strategic partnership for 5G offerings
Infovista has entered a strategic collaboration with PCTEL to co-develop joint 5G network testing use cases for mobile operators and industry regulators.
2degrees launches 13 new 5G coverage areas, network upgrades
2degrees has announced it has launched 13 new 5G areas in June, as the company continues its 5G rollout and investment.
The NZ TCF endorses move by ComCom to promote TDR dispute scheme
The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum has welcomed the move by the Commerce Commission to further promote customers' access to the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Scheme (TDR).
Internet of Things
ManageEngine wins big in IDC MarketScape assessment
ManageEngine's Endpoint Central service has been recognised as a leader by IDC MarketScape in several categories including Internet of Things device deployments and UEM software for SMEs.