How UFB and Chorus could turn opinion against the government. It appears the NZ government misjudged how broad the opposition would be to its industry intervention on behalf of the company chosen to build the lion’s share of the ultra-fast broadband network. Suddenly the fibre plan is a political hot potato.
New Zealand, the view from Silicon Valley. We asked San Francisco-based ex-pat New Zealander Sean Gourley how the NZ tech scene looks from across the Pacific. His answer is surprisingly positive: we are in their sights.
Microsoft New Zealand leads the TechEd pack. Bill Bennett learns Microsoft’s TechEd conference is a much bigger deal in NZ than overseas. There are a few interesting reasons why this is true.
Born global best for NZ start-ups. NZ technology start-ups should begin with global markets in mind and aim to have positive cash-flow from the outset says AccelerateHK’s Stephen Forte.
Looking beyond Chorus’ Gigatown promotion. Chorus aims to give one New Zealand town gigabit fibre at entry level prices, could it kick-start a local economy the way fibre changed Chattanooga? And are there wider implications?