In late 2018 we issued a Call for Proposals for a Data Science Research Platform. After careful consideration we did not continue with this investment approach, but remain committed to an investment in data science.
Existing spectrum rights in the 2100 MHz and 1800 MHz bands will be mostly renewed to ensure mobile network operators can continue to provide 3G and 4G phone services, while freeing up some spectrum for other uses, the Government has announced.
About half of New Zealand homes and businesses have connected to faster, more reliable broadband across the 121 centres where ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is available, according to the latest government report.
The Government has announced significant additional rural broadband and mobile coverage will be deployed around the country over the next four years due to the expansion of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two (RBI2) and the Mobile Black Spot Fund (MBSF) programme.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has signed a $49 million investment contract with Antarctica New Zealand to deliver underpinning, longer-term Antarctic science with critical benefits for New Zealand.