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​Crown-owned REANNZ celebrates 10 years of innovation

​Crown-owned REANNZ celebrates 10 years of innovation

Crown-owned company turns 10 years old.

L-R: Jim Donovan - Hon Steven Joyce - Nicole Ferguson

L-R: Jim Donovan - Hon Steven Joyce - Nicole Ferguson

Crown-owned company, REANNZ, has turned 10 years old, following a decade of providing a high-performance telecommunications network that serves New Zealand’s research, innovation and education communities.

Celebrated at an industry function at Victoria University of Wellington, in attendance were some of the country’s leading science, research and business minds, including the Honourable Steven Joyce, in his role as Minister of Science and Innovation.

REANNZ CEO, Nicole Ferguson, says that since its launch, the network has become essential for New Zealand’s research and education communities - as a “multiplier, enabler and conduit” to world class research and discovery.

“At our inception, New Zealand was almost 10 years behind the rest of the world in respect of data capability and research methods,” Ferguson says.

“We’ve come a long way to addressing those issues in our first decade, enabling Kiwi researchers to collaborate on and participate in all manner of world-class projects, collaborating at a level that, prior to 2006, would have been inconceivable.

“Our members are already taking part in some truly amazing projects.”

As an example, Ferguson says REANNZ is currently helping to facilitate a “ground-breaking collaboration” between Unitec Institute of Technology, NIWA (National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research) and Wuhan University in China, as they work to address issues of pollution in Wuhan City.

“The international reach of the REANNZ network is essential for New Zealand researchers to be able to participate in this collaboration and share their wealth of knowledge and expertise across the globe,” Ferguson adds.

“We’re in constant dialogue regarding how we can go about improving our operations, to better service our members’ needs - be that through increased bandwidth, bespoke research and education focused solutions or by assisting campuses in the enhancement of their own infrastructure.”

Looking ahead, Ferguson says the next ten years will be about making sure the company continues to help members “realise their full potential”.


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