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Paul Brislen. 03 May 2019, 1:30 pm

Predictions are tricky, especially when they're about the future, but we have a look at where to next for the telecommunications network providers and frankly, the writing is on the wall.

Plus Facebook wants to be secretive and promises to do the right thing but forgets to mention anything at all to do with hate speech.

And the New Zealand Herald launches a paywall. What does this mean for our plucky linkfest newsletter?

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Embedded SIM cards come to New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 01 May 2019, 5:00 am

Spark has launched the first embedded SIM cards on the New Zealand market but does this move us a step closer to the "dumb pipe" network model?

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Paul Brislen. 26 April 2019, 3:00 pm

It looks like it's the end of the line for Pond, the government's resource sharing service for teachers.

Part of Network for Learning (N4L), Pond was supposed to be a leading-edge social network where teachers could house and make available content they had put together for various projects. New teachers, or teachers looking for new resources, would be able to log in and access work already developed by other teachers and adapt it for their own use.

[PLUS: Huawei may have a sudden reprieve, and Facebook - two weeks of lunacy from the social media giant]

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NZ research boosts internet capability

Sarah Putt. 24 April 2019, 4:41 pm

Data is often thought of as weightless but that doesn't mean it doesn't leave a carbon footprint. Scientists at the University of Otago/Dodd-Walls Centre point out that the internet is one of the sing…

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Report into Chorus subbies finds fault

Paul Brislen. 15 April 2019, 7:16 am

The UFB has been held up as a shining example of how best to build fibre to the home on a national scale, but underneath the accolades have been accusations of worker exploitation and shoddy build pra…

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Paul Brislen. 05 April 2019, 1:46 pm

The departure of Simon Moutter from Spark's biggest seat spells the end of an era in New Zealand telecommunications. And Facebook takes a puff on Big Tobacco's finest product - a PR campaign designed …

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All change at Spark: CEO resigns

ITP Staff. 03 April 2019, 8:48 am

Simon Moutter has resigned as CEO of Spark and will leave his post on 30 June after seven years in the role. His successor is Jolie Hudson, currently the Customer Director at Spark.

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Huawei's woes continue

Paul Brislen. 03 April 2019, 7:51 am

Huawei's woes continue despite offering to build a network and then not run it.

The Chinese telco equipment maker is red faced following a report from the oversight board of the UK's Huawei Cyber S…

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Paul Brislen. 29 March 2019, 2:00 pm

There's a rhythm to decision making inside corporates whenever there's a crisis on that I've been privy to on a few occasions.

If it's a genuine external unexpected crisis, generally you're all cau…

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Businesses uptake of fibre accelerates

Sarah Putt. 28 March 2019, 12:00 pm

The rate of fibre broadband adoption continues to increase, with Stats NZ reporting today that more than half of New Zealand businesses employing six or more employees now have fibre-optic connections…

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Tech giants fail to stop spread of Christchurch video

Sarah Putt. 21 March 2019, 7:04 am

The failure of social media giants to prevent the video taken by the alleged gunman during the Christchurch mosque attacks on Friday from going viral has been strongly condemned in New Zealand and aro…

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