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NZ government forges digital trade agreement with Chile and Singapore

Spoke phone raises $7 million to grow cellphone-as-office-phone business

Spoke phone raises $7 million to grow cellphone-as-office-phone business

Auckland based startup Spoke Phone — which has developed technology designed to make a mobile phone the primary business phone — has raised $7 million in Series A funding.

Commerce Commission names first fibre-only regions

Commerce Commission names first fibre-only regions

The Commerce Commission has identified the first regions in which Chorus will no longer be required to provide services over copper

Analytics critical to business success, says IDC

Analytics critical to business success, says IDC

According to IDC, New Zealand organisations now consider data analytics to be critical to gain access to the business and market insights necessary for effective decision-making.

100Mbps fibre services deliver, but 1Gbps falls short

100Mbps fibre services deliver, but 1Gbps falls short

The Commerce Commission’s latest broadband performance report shows 100Mbps fibre services (Fibre 100) consistently delivering the advertised bandwidth but 1Gbps (Fibre Max) services struggling to achieve more than 72 percent of their...

5G spectrum to be available from mid-2020

5G spectrum to be available from mid-2020

The government has announced plans to auction short-term access to 160Mhz of unused 3.5GHz spectrum to facilitate the introduction of 5G services.

Managed cloud to replace outsourced IT, IDC says

Managed cloud to replace outsourced IT, IDC says

IDC says managed cloud services are set to replace outsourced IT with revenues hitting the $1.0b mark in 2023 after growing at 15 percent annually in the prior four years.

Government encryption-busting powers should be curbed, study says

Government encryption-busting powers should be curbed, study says

A new study funded by the University of Waikato and the New Zealand Law Foundation’s Information Law and Policy Project (ILAPP) has called for additional safeguards to curb the powers of government to order users and companies to...

Report reveals high cost of 100Mbps in New Zealand

A comparison of broadband services by comparison site Picodi.com has found New Zealand to have some of the highest prices in the world.

Kordia offers direct connection to Google Cloud

Kordia offers direct connection to Google Cloud

Kordia is now offering New Zealand businesses direct connections to Google Cloud services via Google Partner Interconnect.

Schools failing to implement digital curriculum: NZTech

Schools failing to implement digital curriculum: NZTech

NZTech says New Zealand’s education system is not evolving fast enough to generate the talent needed to support the growing digital economy.

NCSC offers cyber security guidance to boards

NCSC offers cyber security guidance to boards

The Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has produced a resource for company boards to help them improve cyber-security governance.

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