Cynics were quick to label the government’s generous broadband funding announcement as pork barrel politics.…
Writing at Newsroom.co.nz,
Mark Jennings covers a weak financial result from Sky TV. He quotes boss John Fellet:
“Piracy has become our biggest competitor.
“The big problem is the increasing ease by which pirated content is accessible.
“Devices preloaded with piracy software enable users to access pirated content stored on servers overseas, from the comfort of their living room.”
There’s little question piracy happens.…
New Zealand will reach its broadband roll out goal on time and on budget – with superior technology. What went wrong in Australia?
Australian Financial Review Jennifer Hewett goes back over the question asking … Why New Zealand outplayed Australia on the NBN. New home buyers in the UK want running water, electricity and ultrafast broadband according to property developer The Berkeley Group. Berkeley chief executive Rob Perrins says: “If we weren’t able to offer fibre, I think there would be the real prospect of some people walking away from property sales.”
There’s anecdotal evidence the same applies in New Zealand.…
CommsDay reports on a survey commissioned by MyRepublic in Australia. In it around Australians were told New Zealanders could get residential gigabit internet. They were told this is around one hundred times faster than ADSL and forty times faster than the standard NBN plan.…
At Computerworld NZ Stuart Corner writes about
Spark’s investor update held last week. He quotes Spark NZ managing director Simon Moutter:
Customers want wireless everywhere and fixed broadband is nothing more than backhaul to a wireless hub (wi-fi) in most consumer and SME situations.
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