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Internet outages drastically increased during COVID-19 lockdowns, report finds
Global internet disruptions increased 63% in March, with internet service providers hit the hardest. This is according to the 2020 Internet Performance Report from ThousandEyes, the internet and cloud intelligence company.
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Chorus deploys new submarine fibre optic cable to Waiheke Island
Once complete the new cable will cross from Maraetai Beach to Woodside Bay on the island.
Aussie edge data centre provider receives $20m in funding
Leading Edge Data Centres has received a $20 million cash injection from Washington H. Soul Pattinson which will be used to fund growth of its regional data centre network in Australia.
Vodafone NZ delays 5G add on cost for one year
Vodafone New Zealand has announced it will delay the $10 monthly add-on charge for the use of 5G through to July 2021.
ThousandEyes launches outage map as internet usage explodes during COVID-19 outbreak
"Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been inundated with requests from businesses, industry analysts and other various parties wanting to get a better understanding of global internet health during these trying times."
Data traffic soars as world turns to internet for work & play
Video conferencing traffic and the overall amount of data traffic crisscrossing the world rises steadily while the world seeks to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic.
Oracle Cloud supports vast live streaming market
The market, which is expected to represent 82% of all internet traffic this year according to Go-Globe, is creating new possibilities for streaming providers and the infrastructure that supports them.
InternetNZ appeals to govt to ensure every Kiwi is connected during crisis
The most effective way to 'flatten the curve' is to ensure everyone has an internet connection, says InternetNZ.
Revealed: The countries with the worst internet freedom
The findings are in and the countries with the worst record for internet censorship have been revealed.
Hawaiki Cable extends connectivity deal with REANNZ
The new deal will enable REANNZ to boost connectivity and gain additional capacity on the Hawaiki network, as well as diverse trans-Tasman and trans-Pacific subsea routes.
Kiwis think benefits of the internet outweigh the negatives
"We’re pleased to see New Zealanders recognise and value the benefits the internet offers."
School holidays sees increase in broadband activity, Chorus says
“When the kids are at school, there’s a clear peak at 4pm when they come home, but when they’re on holiday, you can see much more consistent use throughout the day."
Cisco heralds silicon & optics as core of 'next decade of digital innovation'
Cisco has a plan for the next decade of digital innovation, and it all starts with pushing innovation beyond the boundaries of what’s currently possible.
Don't just blame the kids: Parents spend too much time online as well
A global study of parents by Kaspersky found that 52% trust their children to know when enough online time is enough, but 70% admit they also spend too much time online.
Tassie web developer MyTyreSite back to business growth with nbn
Fast and reliable internet is much more than just a ‘nice to have’ for rural Tasmanian web business MyTyreSite.
New Caledonia to connect to Hawaiki cable by 2021
"New Caledonia will be able to enjoy the multiple benefits of Hawaiki’s international connectivity and boost the development of its digital economy, both locally and in the Pacific region.”
CenturyLink, PLDT, Colt amongst MEF 2019 Award winners
“MEF is pleased to congratulate this year’s award winners for their outstanding work in driving industry transformation,” comments MEF president Nan Chen.
Kiwis leaders in global race for fibre adoption
Second only to Japan, New Zealanders’ fibre adoption rate is more than double the global average by population, according to IDC.
Chorus' new CEO JB Rousselot to start in November
Chorus has hired former Australian NBN and Telstra executive JB Rousselot as its new CEO, effective from November 20.
Telia Carrier strengthens integrity of internet's core
Internet connectivity network Telia Carrier has rolled out technology that secures critical route updates and BGP announcements across its internet backbone.
IBM and Cisco lead GlobalData’s Industrial Internet theme
Both gained the highest Thematic score (5 out of 5) for the Industrial Internet theme in GlobalData’s Thematic Scorecard for the IT Services sector.
CA telco rolls out FTTH network for South Santa Clara County
California-based telecommunications company South Valley Internet (SVI) is on a mission to build its first Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network across South Santa Clara County.
Vertel partners with Virtutel to resell NBN Enterprise Ethernet
"Virtutel’s NBN Enterprise Ethernet complements Vertel’s existing capability of providing connectivity to regional and remote areas of Australia."