At the Telecommunications and ICT Summit during the CEO Series, as each panellist completed their speech they left the stage, leaving the final speaker Kordia's Geoff Hunt to remark that he felt as if he were in an Agatha Christie novel: what was up with the disappearing chief executives?
Stories by Sarah Putt
'That's fine Mr Stanners, we'll pay for your new network'
ICT Minister Steven Joyce announced today that Crown Fibre Holdings will put out a “request for refined proposals” to all bidders in the government’s Ultra Fast Broadband initiative.
He says the “refined proposals” are to seek feedback around potential regulatory settings for the $1.5 billion fibre broadband network and to determine whether Local Fibre Cos should provide Layer 2 (that is active electronics) services.
Taxpayers should foot the bill for the government’s Ultra Fast Broadband network, according to Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners.
Speaking at the Telecommunications and ICT Summit in Auckland, Stanners suggested that the government should increase its investment from $1.5 billion to $5 billion in the UFB. He compared the proposed fibre network to the roading network and pointed out that while $30 million of public money (for example user road charges, fuel taxes, rates) will be spent on the roading network in the next ten years, only $1.5 billion of taxpayer money will be spent on the Ultra Fast Broadband network.
How many of us carry around two mobile phones, with at least one of those on a prepaid account?
If an employee is paid to be at home during office hours and nobody is there to see them will they get any work done?
In 1973 Britain joined the European Union and New Zealand pledged to diversify its economy away from primary sector exports. More than three decades later, delegates at the TUANZ Rural Broadband Symposium were told that 47% of the country’s exports are produced by 2% of the population.
Thursday 8 May