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2degrees almost unlimited mobile plan looks the deal

A new unlimited mobile plan from 2degrees can be yours for as little as NZ$40 a month if you are on a shared account. If only one person pays the bill it’s NZ$85. This makes it the best bang-for-buck mobile plan in the country, but there are fish-hooks in the small print. Unlike rival unlimited […]

Huawei’s embarrassing HCSEC security report card

At the New Zealand Herald Juha Saarinen writes about the HCSEC report in The real reason Huawei shouldn’t be in 5G networks: “The report from oversight board for Britain’s Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) makes it clear that clever, secret backdoors in the Chinese company’s equipment is the least of anyone’s worries.”Instead, it’s old, […]

Huawei New Zealand: A decade of mobile networks

I write about Huawei New Zealand’s long-term role in the nation’s mobile sector for the New Zealand Herald. Huawei has played a central role in New Zealand’s telecommunications infrastructure for a decade. The company’s New Zealand deputy managing director, Andrew Bowater, says it started working with 2degrees four years before the telco’s network was switched […]

New Zealand’s fibre unbundling feedback howl

On Thursday Chorus released its proposed unbundled fibre pricing for industry feedback. Would-be unbundlers responded with a noise resembling what you might hear when placing an electric guitar in front of an amplifier: a loud howl. This was always going to happen. New Zealand’s telecommunications regulations mean that the fibre networks must, by law, be […]