June is shaping up to be D-Day on the mobile broadband front, with three W-CDMA networks of various forms to be launched by Telecom, Vodafone and NZ Communications. This technology represents a significant step up from services available today.
Stories by Michael Cranna
One of the oddest ideas to surface recently, and which is apparently gathering pace in government circles, concerns the proposed abolishment of the Commerce Commission. This was proposed by the ex-Commerce Commission official and current partner at Chapman Tripp, Grant David, in a recent article in the NBR. Government minister Simon Power has been quick to pick it up.
The news is out. We can confirm that Eketahuna has broadband, and that it averages 910Kbit/s.
The latest kerfuffle over Alan Freeth’s comments on fibre to the home (FttH) highlight some interesting issues.
There it was. On page 143 of the new book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan. In one sentence, the explanation for that modern, corporate obsession with appearing busy.
Most of you will have read or at least heard about the first quarterly Epitiro/IDC Broadband Index report published a couple of weeks ago by the Commerce Commission. All of us involved in producing it were excited by the level of interest it generated.
The idea behind this column is to take a look back at the country’s broadband performance and to focus on a couple of issues of interest; for example a particular ISP’s performance, a particular performance issue, international comparisons or new technologies.