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2degrees to Acquire MyRepublic New Zealand Broadband Service
Posted on 5-Jul-2023 12:02 News, Broadband

Preparations for the migration of MyRepublic's customers to 2degrees will start over the coming weeks.

Zeronet Launches Its Sustainable Internet Service
Posted on 13-Dec-2022 09:58 News, Broadband

With 4 billion kilograms of CO2 emitted from electricity production in New Zealand each year and the average website producing almost two grams of C02 per page view, it's now time Kiwis realised the environmental impact of their online behaviours.

Chorus and Nokia Demonstrate Their First Trial of 25G PON Broadband
Posted on 27-May-2022 08:10 News, Broadband

Chorus and Nokia have announced the successful demonstration of 25 gigabit per second fibre (Gbps) broadband technology at the Chorus Fibre Lab in Auckland.

Synology Launches RT6600ax Wi-Fi 6 Router and Releases Major Update for SRM Operating System
Posted on 12-May-2022 17:50 News, Broadband

RT6600ax is fully equipped to address the challenges of modern network environments, including the massive rise in connected devices and the resulting necessity to protect users against ever-increasing security threats.

D-Link A/NZ Launches G415 AX1500 4G Smart Router
Posted on 12-May-2022 17:11 News, Broadband

D-Link has launched the G415, an AX1500 4G Smart Router that allows you to use your SIM card to share a 3G or 4G mobile network access through a dedicated Wi-Fi 6 network or any of its three gigabit Ethernet ports.

Chorus Prepares to Switch off First Copper Cabinets
Posted on 14-Mar-2022 12:14 News, Broadband

Chorus has today confirmed it will switch off its first copper cabinets in mid-March as it continues to upgrade New Zealanders to its fibre network.

2degrees Introduces SD-WAN Product
Posted on 8-Sep-2021 16:11 News, Broadband

2degrees has launched Insight Network, a competitive offering in the SD-WAN (software defined network) market to help businesses lower their operating costs by providing network control, visibility, and cloud enablement in one easy to use product.

Fibre upgrades to 300 Mbps are coming
Posted on 1-Sep-2021 10:50 News, Broadband

Over the next three months, Chorus will work closely with broadband retailers to upgrade customers on its wholesale 100Mbps fibre service. The change will triple the download speed to 300Mbps, while increasing the upload speed five-fold from 20Mbps to 100Mbps.

Slingshot offering free broadband for six months to frontline workers
Posted on 11-Aug-2021 05:00 News, Broadband

Slingshot Chief Executive Taryn Hamilton says the initiative acknowledges the effort made by police, nurses, teachers, members of the defence force, midwives and others which have proven invaluable in helping New Zealand navigate extraordinary times.

Spark expands uncapped wireless broadband to another half-a-million New Zealanders
Posted on 22-Jul-2021 18:39 News, Broadband

Spark has opened up its uncapped wireless broadband product, Unplan Metro, to more than half a million households – delivering uncapped connectivity to around 1.2 million New Zealand addresses across urban and rural areas. 

Southern Cross and Spark land new submarine cable at Takapuna Beach
Posted on 29-Jun-2021 08:44 News, Broadband

The Southern Cross NEXT cable will expand the capacity of New Zealand’s global connectivity, carrying an additional 72 terabits of data per second in and out the country. This makes it the largest capacity express route to ever land in New Zealand.

Chorus 8 Gbps fibre broadband goes live
Posted on 17-Jun-2021 09:53 News, Broadband

The fast service is accessible to about 150,000 residential and business customers in Auckland and Wellington.

Orcon launches 8Gbps broadband plan
Posted on 31-May-2021 09:52 News, Broadband

Hyperfibre 8Gbps is available in parts of Auckland and Wellington this week, with more regions in the pipeline.

Orcon reimagines broadband services with new offerings
Posted on 21-May-2021 22:16 News, Broadband

Services include new Hyperfibre plans with a new 2 Gbps option, a reduced price for its 4 Gbps plan and the introduction of a 8 Gbps plan as well paid priority support and 4G backup.

Sky confirms Vocus as a key service partner for Sky Broadband
Posted on 23-Dec-2020 10:12 News, Broadband

Vocus is partnering with Sky to provide the internet network allowing Sky to deliver broadband services to its customers. As well as providing technical expertise, Vocus will provide Sky with network backhaul and associated services. 

Vodafone NZ to roll out Amazon Connect in contact centres
Posted on 19-Nov-2020 09:33 News, Broadband

Vodafone NZ is the first telecommunications provider in New Zealand to team up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to implement Amazon Connect, an omnichannel cloud contact centre, to provide a personalised and enhanced customer experience.

Fibre cable connecting Sydney with Hamilton opens for internet traffic
Posted on 5-Nov-2020 11:09 News, Broadband

A new access point for the Tasman Global Access (TGA) fibre optic network marks the first direct connection between Sydney and Hamilton, offering additional resilience to New Zealand’s already strong telco infrastructure and increasing the amount of capacity available to be used on the cable.

Chorus confirm Hyperfibre available across New Zealand now
Posted on 2-Nov-2020 13:37 News, Broadband

Hyperfibre will be available to more than three million people across New Zealand, fundamentally changing the possibilities for how Kiwis live, work and play.

Google Nest WiFi review
Posted on 19-Oct-2020 14:59 Reviews, Broadband, by M Freitas

The avalanche of new smartphones, tablets, laptops and assorted "smart devices" (including but not limited to TVs, speakers, lights, fridge, coffee machine, heat pump, blinds, washing machines and the list can go on and on) in our homes require, pretty much all of them, Internet access. This is done mostly through wireless connections - after all who wants to spend time with ugly cables running around the house, not enough ports and poor management?

Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted on 7-Oct-2020 15:32 News, Broadband

This follows a spike of Kiwis connecting to internet services during COVID-19, when Farmside hit a record 15,000 customers overall, including satellite, fixed line and fibre broadband customers. 

Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted on 7-Oct-2020 05:00 News, Broadband

Orcon has announced an exclusive telecommunications provider agreement with Google, supplying all new naked fibre subscribers with the brand-new Google Nest Wifi Router.

Slingshot offering ugly-modem to help reduce e-waste in New Zealand
Posted on 30-Sep-2020 16:01 News, Broadband

Slingshot is inviting new customers to choose a pre-loved modem in a bid to reduce e-waste, and has teamed up with environmental charity Keep New Zealand Beautiful to promote the campaign and help raise funds for the not for profit.

Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted on 25-Sep-2020 09:09 News, Broadband

A six-month project to upgrade Vodafone NZ's entire international optical network is complete, enabling a dedicated, resilient and diverse set of internet pathways upon which international data can be transferred at millisecond speed.

UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted on 6-Aug-2020 09:42 News, Broadband

The Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media has congratulated the Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) programme on its major milestone of connecting more than 1 million New Zealand households and businesses to UFB.

Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted on 8-Jul-2020 09:48 News, Broadband

The new core switches, Nokia 7750 SR 14s, support New Zealand's broadband retailers in staying ahead of significant traffic growth.

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