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Spark launches subsidised broadband to jump Digital Divide
Posted on 22-Sep-2016 14:52 News, Broadband

Spark announced today a new social programme to bring heavily subsidised broadband to thousands of New Zealand children whose families cannot afford commercial home broadband services.

Poor Network performance stalls digital transformation efforts in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:12 News, Broadband

New Citrix report reveals network outages are costing businesses up to almost two weeks of lost productivity per employee.

New ISP StuffFibre launches
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 09:04 News, Broadband

Stuff Fibre has launched with unlimited data, no fixed term contracts, simple billing and local customer service.

Southern Cross unveils plans for a high capacity express route between Sydney, Auckland and Los Angeles
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 10:36 News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable Network confirmed an important milestone in the Southern Cross NEXT project.

150 Years of the Cook Strait Cable
Posted on 27-Aug-2016 09:09 News, Broadband

On 26 August 1866, New Zealand's telecommunications took a leap into the future with the successful connection of the Cook Strait Telegraph Cable, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.

Gigabit dream becomes a reality for 3000+ businesses in Tauranga
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 20:41 News, Broadband

When gigabit internet was announced in Tauranga two years ago, homes and businesses in the city were able to access the ultrafast speeds but only at a cost which significantly exceeded the cost of existing services.

Orcon modems are a work of art
Posted on 5-Aug-2016 19:09 News, Broadband

Top New Zealand artists come together to create five designs for 2,500 limited edition modems for broadband provider Orcon.

2degrees activate 100GbE interconnect to the Southern Cross Cable Network
Posted on 28-Jul-2016 18:24 News, Broadband

Company says new connection is driven by the massive growth of content providers such as Netflix fuelling New Zealanders' demand for data.

New BigPipe app allows users to optimise Internet connection
Posted on 4-Jul-2016 12:50 News, Broadband

New Zealand ISP Bigpipe has created an app that gives users a never-before-seen level of control over their internet connections with the ability for users to prioritise their internet connections for different usage.

RBI cell tower completion boosts rural coverage
Posted on 3-Jun-2016 09:07 News, Broadband

Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced the completion of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) Phase 1 new tower programme with 154 new cell towers now built ahead of schedule.


Synology RT1900ac router review
Posted on 22-May-2016 12:37 Reviews, Broadband, by M Freitas

Synology brought some concepts from its well known NAS appliances to the SOHO router market.

UFB and RBI now available to 1.2 million people
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:26 News, Broadband

Under the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) rollouts, more than 1.2 million New Zealanders can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today.

World Internet Project New Zealand survey results show privacy concerns
Posted on 14-Apr-2016 00:02 News, Broadband

More New Zealanders are worried about companies checking on their personal online activity than about government keeping tabs on their online movements.

MyRepublic Announces Former Vodafone Head of Finance as Group CFO
Posted on 12-Apr-2016 12:17 News, Broadband

Lavina Koh, previously the Head of Finance for the Vodafone Group Enterprise business across Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, has joined MyRepublic as its Group Chief Financial Officer.

Work on first section of new TGA undersea cable to start
Posted on 17-Mar-2016 10:09 News, Broadband

A team of specialist submarine cable experts will arrive in Raglan this month to lay the first section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable, being built by Alcatel-Lucent, contracted by a consortium of Spark, Vodafone and Telstra.

Spark gives back savings after Commerce Commission decision
Posted on 1-Mar-2016 11:25 News, Broadband

From today, Spark will be returning savings to customers from price increases last year, following a Commerce Commission decision not to backdate higher Chorus lines charges.

Vodafone and Downer engineers and riggers to work in Fiji
Posted on 26-Feb-2016 16:49 News, Broadband

A second team of engineers and riggers, dubbed the Red Response Team, are en route to Fiji to help Vodafone Fiji repair damaged communication equipment and re-establish telecommunications services.

Kiwis support public sector agencies sharing common citizen data but want more interactive channels
Posted on 23-Feb-2016 11:03 News, Broadband

Unisys research reveals citizen desires for speed and personal touch is the key to success for New Zealand Digital Government initiatives.

Consumer NZ names Mobile Service Provider and ISP People's Choice Award winners
Posted on 23-Feb-2016 11:02 News, Broadband

Skinny Mobile and Inspire Net are the latest winners of Consumer NZ People's Choice awards.

Rural Broadband Initiative upgrades bring faster speeds
Posted on 1-Feb-2016 11:29 News, Broadband

More rural New Zealanders are experiencing faster internet speeds thanks to Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) towers being upgraded to 4G, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today.

Compass Communications to buy Ultracom's UFB business
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 12:46 News, Broadband

New Zealand owned and operated Compass Communications Limited has reached a conditional offer to acquire the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) business of Ultracom, which provides telecommunications services to customers in the Northland region, using the Northpower Fibre network.

New Zealand's most remote students connected to the world
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 12:42 News, Broadband

New Zealand's 49 most remote schools are all now connected to faster broadband just in time for the start of Term One, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.

New Plymouth set to Go Faster with UFB
Posted on 26-Jan-2016 20:50 News, Broadband

The next generation of online game designers will get free, hands-on experience next month as part of an event to showcase Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) in action.

Southern Cross shareholders start work on future international cable roadmap
Posted on 19-Jan-2016 21:05 News, Broadband

Spark New Zealand and Optus, the two largest shareholders in the Southern Cross Cable Network, said today they will jointly begin industry discussions about future international cable connectivity across the South Pacific.

Southern Cross expands LA and Silicon Valley access
Posted on 14-Jan-2016 09:34 News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable Network is expanding its footprint to make its international capacity services available from a further four key data-centre locations across Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.


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