Technical Session 2

Rosalie Nelson

Manager, Market Strategy, Chorus NZ

Impact of Better Broadband: tracking and understanding New Zealand’s internet performance

As a country, New Zealand is investing, publicly and privately, over $3 billion dollars in a multi-generational broadband upgrade. However achieving the economic and social potential will require us to be strategic in our internet use – and that requires a deep and fact-based understanding of how New Zealand’s internet use is performing and transforming over time.

Chorus, as a provider of better broadband infrastructure, is committed to supporting that debate. We have a unique perspective on broadband trends through its network analysis. On a quarterly/bi-annual basis, we publish a market view that captures

  • Broadband benchmarks – understanding how New Zealand is performing against the rest of the world across a range of benchmarks. This includes broadband capability and availability; uptake; broadband experience and economic/social impact
  • Quarterly broadband trends – the pace at which New Zealanders are adopting better broadband (high-speed copper and fibre) and how that is manifesting by area

Dr. Qiang Fu, Jeffery Lai

School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington

Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

NFV was proposed by a consortium of network service providers. Service innovations and rapid deployment of new network services are crucial for service providers to advance their revenue and growth plans. However, service innovations are restricted by the use of a large and increasing variety of proprietary hardware appliances. NFV leverages standard IT virtualization technologies on top of commodity hardware appliances. As a result, NFV helps accelerate service innovation and provisioning. In this presentation, we will present a NFV solution.

Ryan Ko

University of Waikato

Twitter handle: ryan_kl_ko

An Introduction to the STRATUS (Security Technologies Returning Accountability, Trust and User-centric Services in the Cloud) Project  

This talk is an introduction to the STRATUS project (Security Technologies Returning Accountability, Transparency and User-centric Services in the Cloud), a NZD 12.2mil (incl. GST) 2014 MBIE Science Investment Funding which will create a suite of novel security tools, techniques and capabilities which return control of data to cloud computing users. These user-centric technologies will differentiate products and services of participating New Zealand security and cloud services companies, providing them with an ongoing pipeline of market-leading innovation in cloud security. Led by the University of Waikato and executed by a team of leading cloud security researchers and practitioners from multiple institutions and disciplines, STRATUS will deliver a platform of software, human capability and technical resources easily accessible by a broad range of New Zealand industry and government organisations.



*Collaborative notes for this session is available here.