The five top stories on my new digitl.co.nz stories for last week:
- Will Labour get behind submarine cable? Labour leadership candidate Grant Robinson hinted he would support a new internet link between New Zealand and the rest of the world if he becomes prime minister after the next election. It’s an interesting idea, some believe it will take government intervention for a new trans-Pacific cable project to get underway.
- 4G spectrum auction set with competition in mind. Although 2degrees grumbled that the reserve price of $22 million for a paired 5 Mhz block is too high, New Zealand’s government appears to have avoided the mistakes made during the Australian spectrum auction and tuned the sale for competition.
- Nokia submits to the inevitable Microsoft juggernaut. The software giant’s march into gadget making territory took another step forward when it acquired Nokia’s phone-making business.
- Residential 100/50Mbps fibre plans updated. Digitl’s updated round-up of the fast UFB services on offer to residential users. We’ve listed companies’ 100/50 Mbps plans with the highest data caps.
- Five important things about raising tech company capital in NZ. From the outside, raising capital for technology start-ups seems harder than elsewhere in the world. In truth, it isn’t more difficult, just different.