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ExtraHop
Organisations exposing highly sensitive protocols to public internet
More than 60% of organisations expose remote control protocol SSH to the public internet, while 36% of organisations expose the insecure FTP protocol.
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BAI Communications Australia
BAI Communications to help improve mobile coverage across regional NSW
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said regional communities deserve reliable and affordable mobile services.
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Broadband
MyRepublic unveils 'choose the speed you need' mobile plans
Broadband provider MyRepublic has announced the details of its new 'choose the speed you need' mobile plans, designed for New Zealanders. 
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
Claroty's Team82 uncovers two vulnerabilities in FileWave’s MDM system
Claroty’s research arm (Team82) has uncovered and disclosed two critical vulnerabilities in FileWave’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) system.
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Internet
InternetNZ appoints new chief executive. Will take over in October
InternetNZ has announced the appointment of its new chief executive, with Vivien Maidaborn taking over the role from interim chief Andrew Cushen in October.
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GDPR
Web3, the de-globalised internet & the future of global internet providers
Experts are calling it the end of the internet as we know it. The year of the splinternet is upon us.
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VPN
Hands-on review: Norton Secure VPN
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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Cybersecurity
Cloudflare expands A/NZ footprint with four new data centres
New data centres in Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, and Christchurch will bring faster, more reliable, and more secure internet to A/NZ.
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SaaS
How partners can participate in the new world of hybrid work
The operational reality for most businesses is now characterised by a new enterprise stack in which the cloud has become the new data centre, SaaS the new application stack, our homes the new office, and the Internet the new enterprise network that connects it all together.
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Christchurch
Enable launches free Wi-Fi in Christchurch city centre
Fibre broadband provider, Enable, and the Christchurch City Council have launched their new Christchurch Free Wi-Fi service in the central city. 
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Broadband
Singapore found to have the speediest internet rates in the world
New research from BanklessTimes has shown that Singapore has the highest recorded median internet speed in the world at 207.61 MBPS.
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Cloud
Chorus and Nokia launches first trial of 25G PON broadband
Chorus and Nokia have announced the successful demonstration of 25 gigabit per second fibre (Gbps) broadband technology at the Chorus Fibre Lab in Auckland. 
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Customer experience
Phone, internet complaints increase for first time in five quarters
Phone and internet complaints have increased for the first time in five quarters, according to a new telco report from the Ombudsman.
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Wireless Nation
Wireless Nation, N4L provide 4G network to remote NZ schools
Wireless Nation and Network for Learning (N4L) have rolled out the Rural Connectivity Group’s (RCG) new 4G network to better connect three Chatham Islands schools.
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Cloud
Voyager begins countrywide 100 gigabit network upgrade
Voyager Internet says with recent fibre speed upgrades and ever-increasing data usage the 100G upgrade is needed to provide fast, reliable broadband.
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Collaboration
Kacific, GuarantCo receive Cooperation of the Year Award
Kacific and GuarantCo have been named the winners of the Cooperation of the Year Award at the Satcom Innovations Group (SIG) Awards.
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Voyager Internet
Voyager Wholesale now offers Microsoft Teams Trunks
With 145 million active daily users worldwide, Microsoft Teams provides businesses with a fully immersive and collaborative experience, even while working remotely.
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Cloud
Telstra expands regional team through Connected Communities
"Put simply, our Connected Communities program means more boots on the ground in regional Australia," says Telstra chief executive Andrew Penn.
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Cloud
Telstra to deliver faster internet for QLD schools
State school students across Queensland will now have faster internet speeds, following a new $187m deal between Telstra and the Queensland Government.
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Data Privacy
New research reveals data privacy still a big worry for Kiwis
New Zealanders are becoming increasingly worried about their personal data privacy, according to a new InternetNZ survey.
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Infrastructure
Akamai to acquire Linode in USD $900 million deal
Cloud infrastructure provider Akamai announced it has secured an agreement to acquire Infrastructure as a Service platform, Linode.
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Telcos
Thank you for your service! Phone and internet complaint numbers are down in Oz
Australian consumers are becoming increasingly more satisfied with their internet and phone service providers, with new research seeing a record drop in complaints.
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Cloud
D-Link now offering complete cloud managed solution following latest release
D-Link has launched their new Nuclias Cloud-Managed DBG-2000 SD-WAN Security Gateway which offers centralised control to deploy, secure and intelligently manage network and internet traffic.
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Access point
NETGEAR expands Australia and New Zealand portfolio with new access points
NETGEAR has announced its new range of WiFi 6 Access points: WAX202, WAX206, WAX214 and WAX218, which are now available in Australia and New Zealand.