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Telcos ready for impact of Covid-19

Sarah Putt. 17 March 2020, 4:53 pm

New Zealand's telecommunications infrastructure will be able to cope with the expected surge in demand as more people work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. That's according to industry associat…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 March 2020, 1:48 pm

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

This week: Disasters are good for making movies out of, getting the adrenaline going and of course updating those pesky business continu…

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Fibre up, copper down

Sarah Putt. 12 March 2020, 4:10 pm

The headline stat in the Commerce Commission's annual stocktake of the telco industry is that this is the first time fibre connections have outnumbered copper connections. There were 880,000 homes and…

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Draft guidance released on Commission’s approach to unbundled fibre

Techblog staff. 04 March 2020, 9:04 am

The Commerce Commission has released draft guidance to help the telecommunications industry understand its approach to monitoring and enforcing obligations on Chorus and the other local fibre companie…

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Cost of NZ domain names to go up 20%

TechBlog staff. 28 February 2020, 2:34 pm

InternetNZ today announced that .nz wholesale domain fees will increase 20% from June this year, likely netting the group an extra $2 million per year.

Chief executive Jordan Carter says the change…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 February 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: it's not cricket, knocking a cobber when they're down, but when it comes to NBN we're quids in.

And security is …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 February 2020, 4:00 pm

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

This week: Kiwisaver provider Generate had its database raided. What happened next will shock you. Covid 19 is creating headaches for th…

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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call

Sarah Putt. 13 February 2020, 6:00 am

The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions …

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Feedback sought on extending Emergency Caller Location service

Sarah Putt. 30 January 2020, 3:00 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is inviting public submissions on changes to the Emergency Caller Location Information service that would allow first responders to access the smartphone location of people at…

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UK throws Huawei a lifeline, for now

Paul Brislen. 29 January 2020, 7:09 am

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to build some non-essential elements of its 5G networks - but the Americans aren't happy.

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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 i…

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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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