Reannz chief executive Nicole Ferguson says it will be the "cleanest option" if government funding cuts are reversed — but she's also willing to go hunting for new customers

Broadband barney: three universities terminate Reannz contracts

Tue 10 Jul 13

Just as the Crown company is set to become an anchor tenant of the new Hawaiki Cable, three of its largest customers defect.

REANNZ chief executive Nicole Ferguson

REANNZ moving to full service role, attracting commercial interest


"We're not your ordinary telecommunications provider," reckons REANNZ chief executive Nicole Ferguson.

Reannz chief executive Steve Cotter

ASK ME ANYTHING: Reannz boss Steve Cotter

Tue 28 Apr 43

The head of Reannz, the Crown-owned broadband network company poised to pump $65 million into a second international cable player, fields readers' questions.

Reannz Broadband Test result at my place (click to enlarge)

Govt network operator launches site for testing your home, or office, broadband speed. Um, why?

Wed 11 Jul 21

Political motives perhaps behind new site, and the way it positions results – but some of it is wishful thinking. UPDATED

FX wins $6 million Karen contract, displacing TelstraClear

Tue 1 Jun

Wellington company FX Networks has won a tender to take over “Karen”, the fibre optic broadband network that links universities and Crown Research Institutes.

The contract is currently held by TelstraClear, which has operated Karen (the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network) since it was originally launched in 2006 on the back of a $43 million grant from the Labour government.

FX will take over the 10Gbit/s network in December.

Terms of the three-year deal have not been disclosed, but tender documents indicate it is in the region of $6 million.

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