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The WISPs come in from the cold

Ernie Newman. 18 April 2017, 6:34 am
The WISPs come in from the cold

RBI2 - the next round of the taxpayer-funded Rural Broadband Initiative - is shaping up as a three way battle among Chorus, the three mobile companies, and the WISPs.

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Broadcom vulnerability needs urgent patching

Paul Brislen. 06 April 2017, 8:29 am

Vendors are scrambling to deliver patches for a remote-code execution vulnerability in Broadcom's wifi stack.

The security flaw is particularly worrying for Apple which uses Broadcom kit in its various iOS devices. Apple has already deployed a patch and users are encouraged to make haste with upgrading it.

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Three into one - telcos come together for RBI2 bid

Paul Brislen. 04 April 2017, 7:53 pm

Only a handful of years after the bitter co-location and roaming fights through the Commerce Commission, the mobile players in the telco sector have buried the hatchet and are working together to bid for the RBI2 project which aims to provide mobile services and broadband to the far flung corners of New Zealand.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 31 March 2017, 5:16 pm

Research and Development trundles on... International connectivity gets jiggy with it and the US says it's OK for telcos and ISPs to sell your browser data to the highest marketing bidder (and yes, we…

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Tasman Global Access cable goes live

Paul Brislen. 30 March 2017, 10:08 am

Hold your breath no longer - New Zealand now has a new submarine cable that doesn't land on top of an active volcanic field, and is the start of a massive upgrade for New Zealand's international conne…

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UPDATED: Telcos review funding for Telco Dispute Resolution service

Paul Brislen. 27 March 2017, 7:02 am

The Telecommunications Carriers Forum (TCF) has released its annual report into how well the telco sector is going and highlights include increased investment, increased competition and reduced prices…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2017, 3:34 pm

Goldilocks has many sisters ... Samsung's phones burn more than just the casing ... Vodafone can't buy Sky: what does that mean for content? ... and let's have that conversation about women in technol…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 February 2017, 4:15 pm

Here's the weekly roundup of news from tech circles, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen. This week, featuring the new weekly TechBlog cartoon by Jim (see below).

This week Brislen looks at Spark hal…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 10 February 2017, 4:54 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is making so bold suggestions for the future of our privacy. Spark is looking at buying TeamTalk but what does that mean for New Zealand's peering exchanges? And Peter Thiel m…

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Making new internet domains work for everyone

Don Hollander. 08 February 2017, 1:16 pm

Since 2010 the Domain Name System (DNS) has expanded dramatically, not only fueling competition, choice and innovation, but truly enabling a multi-lingual Internet. There are now more than a 1,500 top…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 February 2017, 1:29 pm

Fourteen days into Donald Trump's presidency and the cat is truly among the pigeons. The US tech giants are up in arms and the ban on travellers from some countries is causing ructions among workers..…

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