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Cybersecurity
ESET launches new range of solutions to partner with telcos and ISPs
The all-new ESET NetProtect will enable telcos and ISPs to offer consumers easy-to-use, installation-free protection against various online threats.
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Cloud
India’s largest IX operator surpasses 500 connected networks
India's largest carrier and data centre neutral Internet Exchange (IX) operator has exceeded 500 connected networks across the country, making it the fastest-growing interconnection platform.
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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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Outage
Revealed: COVID-19's impact on internet disruptions
"We saw outages spike to unprecedented levels -- especially among internet service providers who seem to have been more vulnerable to disruptions than cloud providers.”
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Cloud
DDoS attacks surge 542% amidst COVID-19 pandemic - report
Generally considered the “off season” for DDoS attacks, researchers attribute the surge in incidents to malicious efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sky TV
Sky to become NZ’s next ISP
The announcement that Sky will be entering the broadband market is no surprise, writes Brendan Ritchie.
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Remote Working
ISPs pledge continued service as internet infrastructure feels the pressure
Some ISPs have already reported a huge increase in daytime, home-based internet usage as New Zealanders move their work into their living rooms, studies and spare rooms.
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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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Managed Services
Spirit eyes MSP market with $2.3 million acquisition
Spirit to expand its service offering into the MSP sector with the acquisition of Arinda IT.
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Net Neutrality
The dystopian future of the internet
“It’s only been a year since the rules lapsed, so there is still hope that our dire predictions will never come to pass."
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Slingshot
Canstar Blue’s SMB Internet Provider award winners are...
“It’s getting harder to be a small business in New Zealand, but technology is making life easier for us.”
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Hawaiki Cable
Trustpower selects Hawaiki as key connectivity partner
This deal is the latest in a series of commercial wins for Hawaiki.
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Cloud
Huawei commits data centre services to APAC ISPs
In addition to releasing a host of new products, Huawei has signed an MoU and publicly stated its data centre plans for the region.
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Google
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
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Vocus
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
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Fibre
Vocus & Vodafone unbundle NZ's fibre network
“Unbundling fibre will provide retail service providers with a flexible future-proofed platform regardless of what tomorrow brings."
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5G
2019 network predictions for service providers
There are a number of key events set to impact the IT industry this year – but 5G won’t be one of them.
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NBN
Superloop acquires SkyMesh broadband customers in $1.5 million deal
The new deal will add over 10,000 broadband subscribers to Superbb, the newly formed retail broadband division of Superloop.
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NBN
Why Aussies aren’t happy with their NBN connection
"These figures suggest that many are disappointed with their connection, especially when comparing it to their previous service.”
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Unified Communications
Exclusive Interview: Targeting the university sector with AARNet and Zoom
ARRNet talk about the best ways to service the education sector, as well as its collaboration with Zoom
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5G
Full 5G rollout won’t happen in 2018 - GlobalData
Forget the hype, the road to full 5G coverage is going to be a little longer than vendors and service providers have promised.
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Telecommunications
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
"I have lost count of how many times a former FX/Orcon/Callplus employee has told me that they “don’t have visibility” of billing ."
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Managed Services
Tomizone acquires mystery MSP to give revenues a $1 million boost
The company says the acquisition is consistent with their growth strategy of acquiring businesses with complementary offerings.
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Internet Service Provider / ISP
Harbour ISP appoints Adam Simpson as CEO
While retiring from day-to-day management of the business, Charles Tym continues as a director of Harbour ISP.