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SD-WAN
Hawaiki Nui, OPT consider connecting French Polynesia to new submarine cable
Last month
Hawaiki Nui and OPT have partnered to assess connecting French Polynesia to the new Hawaiki Nui transpacific submarine cable.
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5G
Vodafone NZ to switch off 3G network by end of 2024
August 2022
Vodafone New Zealand intends to have rolled out 4G or 5G to everywhere currently served by 3G by the end of August 2024, at which point it will begin to shut down its legacy 3G network.
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IT infrastructure
New developments for cable set to connect South America to APAC and Oceania
August 2022
Further proposals have been issued to begin construction of the almost 15,000 km subsea Humboldt Cable cable, which connects South America to APAC and Oceania.
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Fibre
Orcon brings faster fibre to Christchurch with Hyperfibre offering
August 2022
Orcon has today launched the next generation of fibre speeds in Christchurch, bringing its Hyperfibre offering to the city.
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5G
Australian Sentinel helps Transdev with Cradlepoint 5G trial
August 2022
Transdev Sydney Ferries has successfully completed a trial using Cradlepoint 5G in-vehicle offerings, managed by Cradlepoint managed service partner Australian Sentinel.
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Intelligent systems
Boomi wins best CEO for diversity and best company for career growth
July 2022
"These awards empower employees to share personal insights about their company’s culture, rewarding and highlighting companies that do great work."
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5G infrastructure
Spark explores future connectivity options using 5G mmWave
July 2022
Spark has carried out New Zealand’s first rural trial of 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) technology to showcase the potential benefits of faster 5G data speeds.
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Awards
Kacific wins big at the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards
July 2022
Kacific has scooped up gold and silver awards at the 9th annual Asia Pacific Stevie Awards for its innovative technologies and services to ease the Covid-19 situation in under-connected communities. 
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Southern Cross Cable
Southern Cross Cable launches the SX NEXT cable to connect NZ to the world
July 2022
The new Southern Cross NEXT fibre cable (SX NEXT) is set to connect Australasia to the US and further enhance connectivity between New Zealand, Australia, and the US.
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Cloud
BT builds on Equinix partnership with new cloud offering
July 2022
BT has launched a next-generation cloud connectivity offering extending its global network into strategic carrier-neutral facilities (CNFs) and building on its existing partnership with Equinix.
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N4L
N4L, Spark, Chorus partner for Hyperfibre school upgrade
June 2022
Networks for Learning (N4L) has partnered with Spark and Chorus to upgrade Wellington College to Hyperfibre, fostering stronger outcomes for students and teachers.
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SD-WAN
Macquarie Telecom partnership sees benefits for City Beach
June 2022
Macquarie Telecom’s work with City Beach has resulted in the retailer reporting its smoothest peak retail season, which occurred against a backdrop of record online sales across Australia.
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Getac
How rugged devices can support organisations when the cloud goes out
June 2022
The risk of businesses’ operational and technological footprints being impacted by extreme weather events continues to grow as climate change increases the frequency of such events.
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Expansion
Colt Technology expands into South Korea data center market
May 2022
Colt Technology Services has expanded its network into the South Korean market, offering the country’s businesses cost-effective, low latency connectivity.
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Cloud
TUANZ to address rural connectivity at 2022 symposium
May 2022
TUANZ is hosting the Rural Connectivity Symposium for the first time in person since 2019, providing a forum to discuss the state of rural connectivity.
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Remote Working
Australia’s remote workers face connectivity and security issues
May 2022
SOTI's new report finds better video conferencing technology and improved security measures are top concerns for remote workers in Australia.
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Wireless Nation
Wireless Nation, N4L provide 4G network to remote NZ schools
May 2022
Wireless Nation and Network for Learning (N4L) have rolled out the Rural Connectivity Group’s (RCG) new 4G network to better connect three Chatham Islands schools.
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Wireless technologies
SmartCIC, BICS partner to expand wireless service options
May 2022
SmarCIC has partnered with BICS to increase choice for organisations using fixed wireless services, expanding existing carrier relationships for its CELLSMART division.
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Cloud
Telstra expands business offerings in the Philippines
May 2022
The expansion aims to offer more choice for customers and enhance connectivity into the Philippines, and within the country.
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Cloud
D-Link launches new G415 Smart Router as part of EAGLE PRO AI range
May 2022
D-Link A/NZ has announced the launch of its new G415 AX1500 4G Smart Router as part of the new EAGLE PRO AI Series.
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DR
Kacific launches emergency connectivity offering, CommsBox
May 2022
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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Point of Presence
Fastly’s new NZ POP affords businesses increased resilience
April 2022
Fastly has announced a new point of presence (POP) in Christchurch, offering New Zealand businesses increased resilience, higher network availability, and extended failover services.
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Cloud
Kacific launches service to combat enterprise power outages
April 2022
Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has launched Enterprise Backup, a new service intended to protect organisations against frequent power outages.
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Microsoft
TeamViewer solutions now readily available for Microsoft customers
April 2022
TeamViewer has announced the availability of its connectivity suite, TeamViewer Tensor, and its enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) platform, TeamViewer Frontline, for Microsoft customers.