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Disaster Recovery
Kacific launches emergency connectivity offering, CommsBox
Kacific has announced the release of a new emergency connectivity offering designed to rapidly provide broadband service in emergency or disaster zones.
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Cloud
Kacific launches service to combat enterprise power outages
Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has launched Enterprise Backup, a new service intended to protect organisations against frequent power outages.
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Digital divide
Asia home to half of the world's internet users
Asia has 2.3 billion internet users, which equated to 50.3% of the world’s internet user population.
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Cloud Services
Heficed offers infrastructure support frontline R&D on COVID-19
Heficed is offering its cloud hosting, data storage and processing, and internet connections free of charge to organizations committed to fighting the virus.
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Fibre
High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet in nine OECD countries
Overall, fibre broadband connections have increased 3% from 24% to 27% in the space of one year, indicating that it is still a slow process for many countries.
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VPN
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. 
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Internet Access
Bluebird Network completes fiber expansion in Jefferson City
luebird Network chose to build the 26-mile-long fiber network completely underground to protect it from natural disasters.
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Internet
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.
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Wi-fi
Grandstream adds two new Wi-Fi access points to GWN range
Grandstream’s family of GWN Wi-Fi access points (APs) is now joined by two new additions: a long-range outdoor AP, and a new Wi-Fi AP with integrated internet switch.
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Internet
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.
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Cybersecurity
InternetNZ begins quest to replace .nz registry
This is an important project that will improve New Zealand’s domain name system - reinforcing its reliability and security.
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Cloud
Chorus CEO to resign after successful company transformation
Chorus has announced today that CEO and managing director Kate McKenzie will pack her bags and head to Australia at end of 2019, after three years in a CEO role.
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Internet
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."
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Smart Home
Nova Energy & Plume launch family-friendly WiFi controls
Nova Energy and smart home internet platform Plume have teamed up to offer New Zealanders a new range of family-friendly internet services and parental controls.
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Data Protection
The online content that gives Kiwis concern
InternetNZ has released a report that shows the things we are worried about, and where we might be going wrong.
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Internet
Why many Kiwis are still sceptical about the digital age
"94% of people are concerned about the security of personal data but many are not taking appropriate steps to protect themselves online."
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Digital divide
InternetNZ welcomes Govt's 99.8% broadband coverage plan
The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme expansion.
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Business
NBN Co rolls out 'optimised' wholesale business bundles for ISPs
“We recognise some businesses are on nbn powered plans that have not been optimised for their needs," says Paul Tyler.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom seeks 3000 volunteers for broadband performance testing
The Commerce Commission wants to rally 3000 volunteers to help make New Zealand’s broadband better for everyone.
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Training
NBN launches new simulation-based training facilities for telecommunications employees
The facilities will provide training and assessments for more than 2,000 in-field telecommunications workers.
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Infrastructure
Oz’s internet needs a helping hand, a new study shows
Australia is ranked 23rd of 30 high-income countries, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s The Inclusive Internet Index.
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Data Centre Cooling
REVEALED: The top data centre hotspots for business in UK
Bidwells has released a report that delves into the UK data centre market, the hot locations and whether data centres should go rural or city.
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IBM Security
IBM Security collaborates to launch anti-DNS tracking service
Quad9 Domain Name Service protects users from accessing malicious internet sites that are known to steal information and other harmful activities.
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Internet
Open Access brings in 5 years of expanding Africa’s Internet ecosystem
“Over the past five years, Open Access has invested in creating an Internet ecosystem and we are excited to offer attendees access to all levels."