Stories by Computerworld New Zealand staff

Vodafone launches 4G service

Vodafone has launched a 4G mobile network which is initially available in about 30 percent of Auckland but will be extended to cover more of Auckland and parts of Christchurch and Wellington later this year.

Telecom to review email service

Telecom has announced it will review the email service it provides to its broadband customers following "a series of issues which have impacted negatively on the YahooXtra service over the past year".

Google destroys unauthorised NZ data

Unauthorised data collected from New Zealand wi-fi networks by Google Street View cars have finally been destroyed, the Privacy Commissioner has confirmed.

IDC tracks 'third platform' computing

IT research firm IDC New Zealand has appointed former Telecom strategic alliances manager Adam Dodds to the role of research manager, IT services.

Commerce Commission clears backhaul deregulation

A Commerce Commission report on New Zealand's unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) and unbundled bitstream access (UBA) has found that increased competition in backhaul exchanges means they can now be deregulated.

Government invests $92 million in hi-tech research

The government has announced it is investing $92 million over six years towards funding hi-tech research at 31 universities, Crown Research Institutes (CRI) and private companies as part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's second 2012 science investment round.

New international cable to New Zealand proposed

A new Pacific submarine fibre optic cable is being proposed by a company called Hawaiki Submarine Cable that would link New Zealand and Australia with several Pacific islands by the end of 2014.

Judge steps down from Dotcom extradition case

North Shore District Court Judge David Harvey has stepped down from the Megaupload extradition case after his comments suggesting that "the US is the enemy" were widely reported.