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Southern Cross Cables
Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable touches down at Auckland's Takapuna Beach
“Being geographically isolated like we are in New Zealand means there’s never been a greater need to invest in our technology infrastructure," says Minister David Clark.
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Internet
Orcon launches 8Gbps broadband plan
"8Gbps is 80 times faster than our standard 100Mbps plan. This is new territory for New Zealand broadband users."
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Internet
Orcon scraps business & residential internet plans for more 'tailored' approach
The strategy overhaul is part of what Orcon is calling ‘the future of working and home connectivity in mind'.
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Internet
VMware, Vapor IO head Open Grid Alliance with plans to 'rearchitect the internet'
Dell Technologies, DriveNets, MobiledgeX and PacketFabric are all supporting the cause to evolve the internet.
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Colocation
DE-CIX: 32 exabytes of data flowed through internet's veins in 2020
With as much as 32 exabytes of total traffic traversing networks - that’s the equivalent of a video call that lasts eight million years.
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Internet
Vodafone 'guarantees' no internet dead zones in your house
‘Wall to wall’ - that’s how Vodafone is describing its latest home internet offering, which is essentially a mesh network that aims to provide internet in every corner of the house.
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Infrastructure
Research: Pandemic no match for resilient internet infrastructure
Despite fears that the increase in traffic could overwhelm the global internet infrastructure, new research shows it has been absolutely consistent.
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Internet
Hawaiian Telcom & Hawaiki extend capacity between APAC & the US
The end result is a new route linking Sydney, Guam, Hawai‘i and Los Angeles, offering greater connectivity and route diversity to organisations operating between Australia and the United States.
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Internet
COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divide
The crisis has accentuated our dependence on digital technologies and exposed the reality of the digital divides between and within countries.
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Internet
The growing need for a dual focus with enterprise connectivity
As New Zealand’s largest internet infrastructure owner and operator, Chorus has developed connectivity solutions on our fibre network over the last few years to support emerging enterprise network needs.
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Internet
Kaspersky releases new report on consumer’s approach to digital services
COVID-19 related restrictions and the necessity to stay indoors has influenced the way people approach digital services, making them more aware of how securely both they, and their housemates, use the internet.
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Internet
Cambium Networks extends Bridge-in-a-Box wireless solution portfolio
Cambium Networks has built on its Bridge-in-a-Box portfolio with the addition of two new products: The UHD and UHDPro.
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Internet
D-Link A/NZ launches AX1800 and AX5400 Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers
D-Link A/NZ has launched two new EXO AX Series Wi-Fi 6 Routers, the DIR-X1860 AX1800 and the DIR-X5460 AX5400. 
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Infrastructure
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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Internet
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Who is Aussie Broadband?
We speak with Aussie Broadband's general manager of sales, Aaron O'Keeffe, about Aussie Broadband and key business milestones.
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Internet
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.
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Internet
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.
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5G
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.
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Remote Working
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."
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Network Infrastructure
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.
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Internet
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.
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Internet
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.
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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
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.