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Network Management
1/3 of IT decision makers rely on gut feel when choosing a network operator
This month
One third of business leaders admit that over 50% of their decision-making process is based on emotional response when choosing a network provider.
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5G
Vodafone NZ to switch off 3G network by end of 2024
Last month
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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Software Defined Wide Area Network
Why telco-independent SD-WAN is vital in the current market
Last month
Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) has emerged as the industry-leading approach enterprises are using to power their networks. In the current global climate, why is telco-independent SD-WAN the way forward?
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Endpoint Management
Somerville celebrates 40 years of serving customers in Australia
Last month
End-to-end technology service provider Somerville says it's riding a wave of strong year-on-year growth as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.
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Data Protection
Zero Trust, but verify - finding the OT in ZerO Trust
Last month
The move to remote and cloud-based technologies has shifted the goalposts for cybersecurity. It now needs to cover multiple people, devices, platforms, and networks.
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Gigabit
Keysight Technologies and Nokia’s public test of 800GE success
Last month
Keysight and Nokia have successfully demonstrated the first public 800GE test, validating the readiness of next-generation optics for service providers and network operators.
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Firewall
Fortinet unveils compact firewall for hyperscale data centres, 5G networks
Last month
"Fortinet’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in security performance has yielded the most powerful compact firewall yet."
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Apple
2degrees unveils eSIM functionality for selected devices
Last month
2degrees has enabled eSIM functionality to work with a variety of Apple, Samsung and Oppo devices, including a range of iPads.
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IT infrastructure
New developments for cable set to connect South America to APAC and Oceania
Last month
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
Last month
Orcon has today launched the next generation of fibre speeds in Christchurch, bringing its Hyperfibre offering to the city.
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Review
Hands-on review: TCL 30 SE mobile phone
July 2022
TCL continues to provide consumers with budget phones that still pack a punch with the TCL 30 SE mobile phone. 
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Microsoft
Telstra and Microsoft sign five-year deal to support digital growth
July 2022
Telstra and Microsoft have signed a five-year strategic agreement to help further support Australia's digital growth. 
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Networks
Emerson and Nozomi Networks expand partnership for cyber resiliency outcomes
July 2022
Emerson and Nozomi Networks have announced an agreement that looks to meet the growing demand for OT cybersecurity services and solutions in the industries both companies serve.
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Sustainable IT
Blockchain: Why I prefer Proof of Stake (And why Ethereum does too)
July 2022
Consensus mechanisms are tough to get right. Without a good one, the whole concept of decentralisation falls apart quickly: your efficient, fair, real-time, functional, reliable, and secure public ledger simply doesn’t exist.
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Virtual Private Network
Hands-on review: Norton Secure VPN
July 2022
Norton is obviously serious about your privacy. They have a “No-log” policy, which simply means that they do not track or store any of your on-line activities.
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CrowdStrike
ExtraHop extends CrowdStrike integration with XDR functionality
July 2022
The new push-button response integration expands the best-of-breed extended detection and response (XDR) partnership between the two companies.
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Automation
Infovista launches new suite of cloud-native applications
July 2022
Infovista Ativa combines in a single cloud-native framework, traditionally separate Assurance and Operations capabilities.
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Networks
2degrees launches 13 new 5G coverage areas, network upgrades
July 2022
2degrees has announced it has launched 13 new 5G areas in June, as the company continues its 5G rollout and investment.
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Networks
Progress launches latest version of network visibility solution
July 2022
In Flowmon 12 network solution, Progress has expanded its support for public cloud provider flow log monitoring and launched new features.
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Telstra
Ericsson and Ciena, Telstra enhance service capacity for Telstra's optical network
July 2022
Ericsson, Telstra, and Ciena have announced new enhancements to Telstra's Next Generation Optical Network, which will increase the service capacity of Telstra's optical network to 400 GE (Gigabit per Second Ethernet).
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Secure access service edge
Cloudflare adds new capabilities to zero trust SASE platform
June 2022
New features for Cloudflare One include email security protection, data loss prevention tools, cloud access security broker, and private network discovery.
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Orbital Insight
Orbital Insight solution set to drive better data-driven decisions
June 2022
The company says the new Site Intelligence solution will provide granular visibility, behaviour analytics and deep insights about customers and competitors at any location. 
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Cloud
Vertiv introduces line of redundant power transfer switches
June 2022
Vertiv has introduced Vertiv Geist Rack Transfer Switch (RTS), a new line of transfer switches that provides redundant power to single-corded devices.
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Data Science
Neo4j announces service delivery alliance with Deloitte
June 2022
Neo4j has announced a service delivery alliance with Deloitte Consulting Southeast Asia for a range of services to customers within the region.