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Spoke Phone raises $7m in Series A funding

Paul Brislen. 22 January 2020, 7:19 am

The year has started with a bang for one Kiwi tech start up. Phone service start-up Spoke Phone has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round.

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End of the line for copper

Paul Brislen. 20 January 2020, 7:18 am

The end is nigh for copper services, with the Commerce Commission identifying the first areas where fibre will be the default service.

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Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)

Sarah Putt. 19 December 2019, 7:26 am

Tech has taken on a more dystopian feel this decade. Where once we may have greeted each new idea with wide-eyed enthusiasm, we now consider the downside first. Here is the second half of my top ten in tech for the decade.

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Levy shows who is top in telco

Sarah Putt. 12 December 2019, 8:04 pm

There are lots of polls that measure the success - or otherwise - of companies, but in New Zealand telecommunications, if you want to know who is head of the pack, you just have to check out the compa…

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Vodafone wins 5G bragging rights

Paul Brislen. 11 December 2019, 9:12 am

Vodafone has won the race to launch its 5G network, offering service on 100 cellsites around the country.

What does it mean for the country, for the UFB and for those who are desperately worried ab…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 December 2019, 4:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech, ITP TechBlog Paul Brislen looks at:

Major changes at Google after 21 years in the business.

Why cyber-security is upper-most in mind.

And what to think when even…

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Mobile wars: 5G starts to come together

Paul Brislen. 02 December 2019, 5:00 am

The race to 5G is well and truly on with both Vodafone and Spark claiming firsts to market.

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Tale of two reports on digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 26 November 2019, 6:00 am

As broadband infrastructure improves and public and private offerings migrate online, access to a basic internet service becomes more critical for all New Zealand citizens.

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UFB project completed

Paul Brislen. 25 November 2019, 7:23 am

Ten years ago it was a pipe dream but today the Ultra Fast Broadband project has been completed, on time and on budget.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 22 November 2019, 6:33 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen.

The Commerce Commission is reviewing the telco sector, but is it looking in the right direction? With the election coming is now a good …

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What is the hidden cost of 5G?

Mandy Henk. 18 November 2019, 5:00 am

While some argue that 5G deployments should be stopped on health grounds, guest blogger Mandy Henk argues that it should be reconsidered for another reason entirely - climate change.

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