Stuart Corner

Contributing Writer

Stuart Corner is a freelance technology journalist based in Australia who has long contributed to Computerworld, CSO, and CIO.

Commerce Commission details proposed fibre broadband regulations

Commerce Commission details proposed fibre broadband regulations

The Commerce Commission has released its draft decision on the new regulatory regime for fibre broadband networks, to apply from 11 January 2022 until 31 December 20224.

Spark announces more fixed 5G service areas

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.

State-sponsored cyber attacks causing more damage in NZ

State-sponsored cyber attacks causing more damage in NZ

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) says state-sponsored cyber attacks on New Zealand organisations are becoming increasingly damaging.

NZ cities delivering poor showing in innovation stakes, index reveals

NZ cities delivering poor showing in innovation stakes, index reveals

New Zealand cities have fared poorly in an annual ranking of 500 ‘innovation cities’.

Canterbury University claims ‘brain-like’ chip breakthrough

A team at the University of Canterbury claims to have developed computer chips with ‘brain-like functionality’.

Manatua Cable clears final hurdle

Niue and the Cook Islands are set to get their first submarine optic fibre connections following a meeting of regional telecommunications leaders approving the final stages of planning for the installation of the Manatua – One...

Commerce Commission says 2degrees cheated broadband tests

2degrees conducted risked undermining integrity of MBNZ programme

NZ Government and WEF to examine AI strategy

The New Zealand Government will examine regulation of artificial intelligence in conjunction with the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Chorus chair puts ComCom on notice over UFB regulation

Chorus chair Patrick Strange has warned the Commerce Commission that over-regulation of the UFB network could scare off much needed foreign investment in New Zealand infrastructure.

Call for agricultural sector to embrace AI

Call for agricultural sector to embrace AI

The New Zealand AI Forum is calling for the nation’s agriculture sector to urgently embrace artificial intelligence, particularly when it comes to data throughout the food value chain.

Iris Data Science works on face recognition for sheep

Iris Data Science works on face recognition for sheep

Dunedin-based Iris Data Science is aiming to develop what it says will be the world’s first sheep facial recognition software, eliminating the need for electronic identification or ear tagging.

Commerce Commission secures court orders to protect stolen information

The Commerce Commission has obtained a court order to protect the confidentiality of information contained on computer equipment stolen from one of its external providers.

NZ government consults on algorithm usage

New Zealand’s minister for statistics, James Shaw, has released a draft Algorithm Charter on government use of algorithms and initiated a public consultation on the issue.

Computer Forensics NZ moves to secure SMBs

Computer Forensics NZ moves to secure SMBs

Twenty year old Auckland based digital forensics and data recovery firm Computer Forensics NZ is to expand the scope of its services to offer preventative cyber security services to the SMB market following its acquisition a year ago...

Southern Cross confirms Telstra’s NEXT role

Southern Cross confirms Telstra’s NEXT role

Southern Cross Cable Network has announced it has signed agreements and received regulatory approval for Telstra to become a 25 per cent shareholder of the company and an anchor customer of the Southern Cross NEXT undersea data cable....

Mobile market in good health: Commerce Commission

Mobile market in good health: Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has concluded its year-long investigation into New Zealand’s mobile telecommunications services market, re-iterating its earlier provisional findings that competition is healthy, despite strident complaints on...

Spark 5G goes live in Otago

Spark 5G goes live in Otago

Spark has switched on New Zealand’s first 5G network, in Alexandra in Central Otago, and says it will roll out 5G in another five heartland NZ towns before Christmas, followed by other locations early next year.

AI Forum sets out AI policy framework

AI Forum sets out AI policy framework

The AI Forum is promoting its latest research report, “?Towards our Intelligent Future?” released earlier this month, saying it provides a policy framework for artificial intelligence and highlights the significant potential for AI to...

Productivity Commission examines impact of technology on work

Productivity Commission examines impact of technology on work

The productivity Commission has published a draft report, New Zealand, technology and productivity: Technological change and the future of work, that concludes it is very difficult to predict the impact of any technology on work.

Basware brings trans-Tasman e-invoicing one step closer

Finnish financial software company Basware says it has become the first company to complete a live transaction in Australian territory using the trans-Tasman PEPPOL specification and protocol, based on the Pan-European Public...

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