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ITU focuses on radiocommunication at global conference

Techblog Staff. 05 September 2019, 6:55 am

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is meeting in Egypt to discuss regional priorities for future radiocommunication use, including new frequencies for navigation and distress calls as we…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 23 August 2019, 4:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech: It's the golden age of television, with more content and more choice and yes, more providers to sign up to. Oh well.

Plus, teachers are the answer, now what's the ques…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 09 August 2019, 8:45 am

What role do companies play in the free speech debate?

Will the next company to get hacked be as up front as the last one?

And happy birthday, internet. Why I remember when you were just a node …

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Happy Birthday, 2Degrees

Paul Brislen. 05 August 2019, 7:08 am

Ten years ago the mobile market was quite a different place, with limited competition and a lack of competitive pricing. Enter 2Degrees.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 02 August 2019, 5:00 pm

The spies would like us to break encryption because kicking in locked doors hurts their feet...

Donald Trump will tax French wine if the French tax US digital giants. Does he know where New Zealand…

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Vodafone launches 5G - in market by December

Paul Brislen. 01 August 2019, 12:37 pm

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown will be the first New Zealand centres to see Vodafone's new 5G network, says CEO Jason Paris, with more to come very quickly now that new owners have …

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Fake 5G news grows in vacuum of factual information

Paul Brislen. 29 July 2019, 7:18 am

Even as telcos and handset makers prepare for 5G opposition among community groups grows. Where are our official sources of truth on the matter and does their silence help the junk science players to …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 July 2019, 1:30 pm

Social media companies want us to like them... so they're having a crack at a public relations campaign.

Plus, privacy is important, which is why British Airways will have to cough up $NZ357 milli…

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Trump opens the door to Huawei, but only a fraction

Paul Brislen. 01 July 2019, 7:07 am

US President, Donald Trump, has offered Huawei a chance at a "get out of jail free" card at the G20 meeting in Japan, suggesting the company's position on his blacklist may be reviewed.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 June 2019, 3:00 pm

Simon Moutter's departure from Spark marks the end of an era and on Monday we will wake to a new world order. What will come of our telecommunications sector?

Shopping. It's something we do, we put…

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The Commerce Commission wants you

Paul Brislen. 26 June 2019, 7:08 am

While you're on hold with your telco, why not take the time to fill in the Commerce Commission's quick survey on what you'd like and dislike about your telecommunications providers. It'll help pass th…

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Brislen on Tech: Budget edition

Paul Brislen. 31 May 2019, 11:00 am

The Budget is finally here but what a warm-up act that was. We take a closer look at the story of the week, and then at the actual Budget itself.

And then... Do you remember where you were when the…

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Huawei vs the US Govt: is this a knock-out blow?

Paul Brislen. 21 May 2019, 7:06 am

Huawei's problems with the US administration have turned from bad to worse following the US President's decision to sign an executive order banning the use of telecommunications equipment from Chine…

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Brislen on Tech

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 Face…

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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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Brislen on Tech

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 wh…

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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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Brislen on Tech

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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