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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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Telcos write open letter to Social Media giants

Techblog Staff. 19 March 2019, 3:25 pm

New Zealand's three largest telcos have written an open letter to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google after the horrors of last week were uploaded and shared around the world.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 March 2019, 2:00 pm

I fought long and hard, tooth and nail to get a comments section up on Computerworld back in the day. It happened, eventually, after I'd gone but I was delighted. They had comments on all the stories …

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Chris O'Connell

Paul Brislen. 04 March 2019, 6:12 pm

Chris O'Connell, the stalwart of rural broadband, has died suddenly in Wellington.

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Content options

Sarah Putt. 21 February 2019, 5:47 pm

Slowly and surely the content bundle that has served broadcasters so well for so long is being dismantled as new online options come on stream.

Spark has announced that its sports offering - unsurp…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 February 2019, 12:00 pm

Tonga is cut off from the internet for two weeks... Huawei may be cut off for good if this carries on... and InternetNZ and Flag Day goes off without too many websites being cut off.

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Notes from The Nog - the Network Operators Group conference

Hamish MacEwan. 07 February 2019, 6:38 am

The New Zealand Network Operators Group's annual conference (NZNOG) aims to provide an opportunity for participants in the New Zealand telecommunications sector to exchange technical information and s…

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SamKnows - and soon we will too

Paul Brislen. 04 February 2019, 8:30 am

Being able to closely monitor traffic patterns is something that only a select few of us are interested in, but for those that do want to know, SamKnows is now monitoring home internet connections as …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 25 January 2019, 4:40 pm

The next phase for Huawei in New Zealand is going to be difficult.

The company, which has been told it can't build the core network assets for Spark's new 5G network (and presumably would get simil…

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IoT Auckland explores satellite technology

Sarah Putt. 22 January 2019, 8:11 am

Rocket Lab has successfully launched 24 satellites in the past year, but what do they do and how might they benefit New Zealand? The IoT Auckland Meetup group got an opportunity to find out about the …

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Huawei's year off to a rocky start

Paul Brislen. 16 January 2019, 2:17 pm

Huawei's year is off to a rocky start with more countries reviewing the role Huawei equipment plays in their networks.

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Telco sector looking rosy for consumers

Paul Brislen. 19 December 2018, 8:05 am

Data use is up dramatically, texting is no longer a thing and voice calls from a landline are on their way out if the latest Commerce Commission annual report into the telecommunications sector is any…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 December 2018, 5:15 pm

Stupidity is its own reward, as the Australian tech sector is discovering...

PLUS: The second round of US vs Huawei has been awarded to the US on points... And the light at the end of the tunnel m…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 30 November 2018, 4:52 pm

There's really only one story this week - the GCSB's decision to stop Huawei from building Spark's 5G network.

But it's a decision of two halves - one routed in the technology choices we're starti…

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GCSB says no to Huawei in Spark's 5G network

Paul Brislen. 28 November 2018, 5:29 pm

In a surprise decision, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has turned down Spark's application to use Chinese equipment maker Huawei in its 5G mobile network deployment.

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ComCom prepares for end of copper network

Sarah Putt. 27 November 2018, 8:58 am

It has served us for so long and (mostly) so well, but the days of the copper network are numbered. Overtaken by the faster fibre network being rolled out around the country, which was branded so succ…

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This is a test

Paul Brislen. 26 November 2018, 7:13 am

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has conducted its annual test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system.

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Spark launches 5G offensive

Sarah Putt. 22 November 2018, 8:59 am

Spark is aiming to have its 5G network live by 1 July 2020, in time for the America's Cup the following year. The announcement was made by the telco at the opening of its 5G test lab at a co-working o…

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$40m top up for rural broadband

Sarah Putt. 15 November 2018, 8:01 pm

The Coalition Government has dipped into its $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to invest $40 million in rural connectivity. The funding will be used to expand the Rural Broadband Initiative Phas…

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