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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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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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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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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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Brislen on Tech

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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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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