Connections

Speaking up for the Pacific

Internet Niue and its service provider RockET Systems have been speaking up in international forums on behalf of internet users in Niue and the wider Pacific. RockET director Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui says it’s important that the global internet community is constantly reminded of the internet access issues faced by small Pacific Islands. “Satellite connections such as … Read more …

Lakepa tower now operating

A new Internet Niue transmission tower at Lakepa is now providing stable service to the north of the island. Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui of RockET Systems, Internet Niue’s service provider, says the transmitter has been tested for more than a month with good results. Internet users in Lakepa, Mutulau and Liku will be enjoying the benefits. “It … Read more …

Hopes and ideas from Geneva

The challenges faced by internet service providers (ISPs) on small Pacific Islands were highlighted at Global INET 2012, the Internet Society’s 20th annual forum in April. Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, who attended the forum in Geneva, Switzerland, as a  representative of the Pacific Islands Internet Society Chapter (PICISOC), spoke about the high costs, limited bandwidth and latency … Read more …

Supporting a balanced lifestyle

The Niue Athletics Association (NAA) has thanked Internet Niue for its past sponsorship support. Former NAA president TaniRose Fakaotimanava-Lui says Internet Niue made an invaluable contribution to the Niue Athletics Association during her term as president from 2007-2011. The current president is Roz Tafatu-Hipa. “Without Internet Niue’s help, NAA wouldn’t have been able to attend … Read more …

Second satellite dish risk-proofs Internet Niue

Internet Niue has installed a new satellite dish at Toa, about 2 kilometres from its existing dish at Kaimiti. This will make Niue’s internet links with the outside world more reliable and at less risk of failure in a tropical cyclone. The 4.5 metre dish, which cost more than $US100,000, has been tested for a … Read more …

New Terms of Use Agreement

Internet has published a new Terms of Use Agreement for its services, which now applies to all private and commercial customers. The terms are made up of two documents – an Acceptable Use Policy and Terms and Conditions. The new wording spells out as simply as we can the rights and obligations of both Internet … Read more …

Internet Niue promises a big New Year

Internet Niue says internet users will have plenty to celebrate in the New Year, with further improvements to their free broadband WiFi service. In the last month, Vaiea has “gone-live”, leaving only Hikutavake, Makefu, Namukulu and Toi to be connected to the service. All other villages, including more than 95 per cent of the population, … Read more …

WiFi nation expands coverage

The day when all villages on Niue have WiFi internet coverage is drawing closer. Four weeks ago a WiFi connection was established in Tamakautoga village and this is now being tested by local residents. This follows the connection of Mutulau, the northernmost village, in May. Most Niueans have had access to WiFi since the capital … Read more …