Spark has switched on New Zealand’s first 5G network, in Alexandra in Central Otago, and says it will roll out 5G in another five heartland NZ towns before Christmas, followed by other locations early next year.
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Global IT services company DXC Technology and Autism New Zealand are to set up a centre in New Zealand to help individuals on the autism spectrum gain skilled jobs in industries such as hospitality, accounting, agriculture and IT.
The government's chief data steward has formed a data ethics advisory group to help government agencies use data appropriately and effectively and to “ensure New Zealanders can have trust and confidence in the way their data is collected and used.”
The Commerce Commission will seek input from consumers to help it prepare reports on telco service quality that will enable consumers to make more informed choice of services and providers.
Spark has expanded its 5G test lab in Auckland, opened last November, to include a facility where others can collaborate with Spark on 5G projects.
New Zealand could be getting another LoRaWAN wide area network for IoT following announcement by French LoRaWAN gear maker Kerlink and Indian tech giant Tata of plans to promote and deploy LoRaWAN IoT networks globally.
A team of researchers from the University of Otago/Dodd-Walls Centre has created a device it claims could greatly increase the capacity of the world’s optic fibre networks, both long distance and those within data centres.
The Commerce Commission has released a draft report indicating its intention to recommend deregulation of Spark’s resale copper voice services.
Annual investment in New Zealand start-ups has risen from $30m in 2008 to more than $110 million in 2018 taking the decade's total to more than $600 million.
Auckland-based Crossware has scored a Callaghan Innovations R&D Growth Grant to speed up the development and the competitiveness of its email product.
Auckland-based Sphere Identity has launched a system that will allow businesses to sign up customers in a secure, compliant and global way.
Chorus is seeking industry feedback on proposed pricing for its unbundled GPON fibre to the premises service, giving the industry until 7 May 2019 to respond.
The Government is planning to invest $49 million over seven years in up to four strategic data science research programmes.
The Privacy Commissioner believes the private sector in New Zealand appears to be less focussed on privacy accountability than the public sector.
Minister of finance Grant Robertson has asked the Productivity Commission to examine and report on technological change, disruption and the future of work.