Mobility & Wireless News, Features, and Interviews

  • Spark announces more fixed 5G service areas

    Spark says it will launch fixed 5G wireless broadband in five South Island heartland locations prior to Christmas, followed by further heartland locations from March 2020.

    18 Nov. 19 09:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • IoT in 2020: The awkward teenage years

    The internet of things will see more growth in 2020, along with more growing pains - security, lack of complete solutions

    16 Nov. 19 09:22 Written by Jon Gold
  • Rural Connectivity Group picks Redflow batteries for off-grid cell sites

    Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) — a joint venture set up in 2017 by Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees to deliver the phase 2 of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Blackspot program — has chosen batteries from Australian company Redflow to enable its cell sites in remote rural locations to operate off-grid.

    13 Nov. 19 09:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Probe launched after entrepreneur slams Apple Card algorithm

    A probe into Goldman Sachs's credit card practices has been initiated after tweets from a tech entrepreneur alleged gender discrimination in the new Apple card algorithms that are used to determine credit limits.

    11 Nov. 19 09:54 Written by Reuters
  • Microsoft combines Intune with ConfigMgr

    Enterprises that have System Center Configuration Manager licenses now have automatic access to Intune via the new, combined Endpoint Manager.

    07 Nov. 19 08:45 Written by By Lucas Mearian
  • Cisco Meraki ups security with new switch, software

    Cisco is bringing some of the bells and whistles of it Catalyst environment to Meraki customers with hardware and software to help customers better support and secure distributed network resources.

    07 Nov. 19 00:10 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Forrester: Edge computing is about to bloom

    The next calendar year will be the one that propels edge computing​ into the enterprise technology limelight for good, according to Forrester Research.

    05 Nov. 19 07:49 Written by Jon Gold
  • Sparks Americas Cup 5G trial goes live

    Spark has launched its trial 5G network covering parts of Auckland Harbour for use by the Emirates Team New Zealand competing in the Americas Cup, due to be held on the harbour in March 2021.

    04 Nov. 19 11:15 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 2Degrees rated best NZ mobile network

    A survey of the performance of New Zealand’s three mobile networks based on millions of real-world data points gleaned from mobile phones has rated 2Degrees as the best performer.

    29 Oct. 19 16:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Google makes bid to acquire Fitbit

    Google owner Alphabet has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit, as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

    29 Oct. 19 09:19 Written by Reuters
  • Android Studio 4.0 backs native UI toolkit

    Now available in a preview release, the Android Studio 4.0 ‘Canary’ upgrade works with the JetPack Compose UI toolkit and improves Java 8 support

    28 Oct. 19 21:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • HTC launches a cheaper blockchain phone

    HTC is now selling the Exodus 1s, a blockchain-enabled smartphone that can natively store Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and costs less than half the price of its predecessor.

    23 Oct. 19 05:24 Written by By Lucas Mearian
  • Accelerating digital transformation with Edge Computing: How APC by Schneider Electric ensures success

    Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric are leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. They make it possible for IoT-enabled solutions to seamlessly connect, collect, analyze and act on data in real-time delivering enhanced safety, efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. Discover EcoStruxure™: the next generation of active energy management and automation architecture.

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