Stories by Michael Cranna

Opinion: ComCom concerns and W-CDMA rollouts

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.

Opinion: Now is not the time to undo progress

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.

Opinion: A new era of broadband transparency

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 weather report: 'Variability' is the scourge of NZ's networks

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.