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NZ IT spending to climb 2.3 percent in 2017

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:10 am | Digitl

Gartner says New Zealand spending on IT  will reach NZ$11.4 billion in 2017. That's up 2.3 percent on last year. More >>

Hawaiki sub-cable on track for mid-2018 launch

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:09 am | Digitl

Hawaiki says it has completed the route survey for its 14,000km submarine cable connecting New Zealand and Australia to the US mainland via Pacific island nations and Hawaii. The job was done with Hawaiki partner TE SubCom. More >>

Oppo phones coming to NZ

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:07 am | Digitl

At the time of writing there are few details on Oppo’s New Zealand plans: the company says it will launch phone models and announce New Zealand partners in the first quarter of 2017. It has already recruited local staff. More >>

UFB fuels Xero Hawke's Bay move

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:43 pm | Digitl

If you're wondering why the government was so keen to build a fibre network look no further than Victoria White's Xero boss brings jobs to Hawke’s Bay   in Hawke’s Bay Today. She writes: Next year, Hawke’s Bay will join the likes of San Francisco, ... More >>

PC down, not out

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:27 pm | Digitl

PC sales have fallen for five years. They will never return to the glory days. But the PC is a long way from extinction. More >>

Spark, Chorus streamline fibre installs

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:12 pm | Digitl

Spark has extended its streamlined street-in-a-week fibre installation trial to include Chorus UFB coverage areas. More >>

Touch typing on the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro keyboard

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:01 pm | Digitl

Apple introduced its  butterfly laptop keyboard design for the 2015 12-inch MacBook . It is shallower than previous keyboards. More >>

50Mbps the new fibre normal

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:59 am | Digitl

Chorus says it will upgrade the 85,000 residential customers on a 30Mbps plan to 50Mbps at no extra charge. From January  50Mbps will become the new entry-level plan speed for customers on the company's fibre network. Because Chorus doesn't sell ... More >>

Xero adds Apple Pay

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:55 am | Digitl

The company says slow payments are a major source of grief for small businesses who often struggle with poor cash flow. More >>

Spark moves to 200Gbps wavelength

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:48 am | Digitl

Spark is using Nokia kit to roll out New Zealand's first 200Gbps wavelength network link. More >>

Understanding Apple’s MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:44 am | Digitl

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro has a slim new body. It boasts a faster processor, larger trackpad, improved keyboard , better speakers and a glorious high-resolution Retina display. More >>

On switching from Mac to Windows, or Windows to Mac

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:39 am | Digitl

At the Guardian Alex Hern writes: Is it time to swap your Mac for a Windows laptop? 1 More >>

Lenovo Miix 510: A Surface Pro 4 for less

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:35 am | Digitl

If you want a Surface Pro 4 but find Microsoft's price too high, Lenovo's Miix 510 may fit the bill. More >>

Choosing between MacBook Pro, Surface Book

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:28 am | Digitl

In the end it's all about what you do with your hands. More >>

Australian websites download faster in Auckland than Sydney

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 2:03 pm | Digitl

Nothing illustrates the gulf opening between broadband services in New Zealand and Australia better than this snippet of data from TrueNet's October 2016 report.  The major point we noticed this month is the gap opening up between NZ ISPs and our ... More >>

Less local council red tape for telcos

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 1:56 pm | Digitl

Telecommunications companies will no longer need to apply to local authorities for resource consent when installing everyday infrastructure. More >>

New Zealand passes Australia in ITU global ICT development i

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 1:52 pm | Digitl

New Zealand moved three places up the International Telecommunications Union global ICT developement index . Today it is 13. In the 2015 index New Zealand was 16. More >>

How Ultrafast Broadband reforms changed telco sector competi

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:27 pm | Digitl

Telecom NZ’s market share was already falling before 2009. Then, the communications minister Steven Joyce announced plans for a fibre network. More >>

Much ado about Super Wi-Fi

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:09 pm | Digitl

For most of us wi-fi is the wireless technology that moves data around the house. Or it might the service you log-on to in a cafe or airport lounge. More >>

Work starts on Hawaiki - a faster, fatter pipe to USA

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:06 pm | Digitl

Remi Galasso’s dream to build the Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable became a reality earlier today. More >>

 

 

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