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The threat to Huawei’s Android phone brand

Huawei is no longer welcome as a phone network build in some western democracies. There’s an unproven suspicion the company is already spying for China. Even if it is not spying, western governments are wary of depending on a Chinese firm for critical infrastructure. Sooner or later those fears about Huawei network equipment will spill […]

Four times as many New Zealanders as Australians on 100Mbps

“Just seven percent of Australian broadband users subscribed to 100Mbps services, compared to 29 percent of New Zealanders.” A report in today’s Commsday quotes S&P Kagan’s research on Asia Pacific 100Mbps broadband usage. However, it isn’t clear if S&P is only counting users on 100Mbps or those on 100Mbps and higher speeds. The company hadn’t […]

Huawei: what no-one wants to tell you

There’s more to the Western restrictions on Huawei than meets the eye. Behind the headline news story there’s another story. It’s one you don’t hear or see in the mainstream media. There has been plenty about Australian and US claims the company spies. You may also have heard something about a possible hidden kill switch […]

Spectrum buy catapultes Dense Air into NZ cellular

The arrival of Dense Air has big implications for New Zealand’s cellular market, apart from anything else it will spice up the next spectrum auction. London-based Dense Air has purchased a considerable amount of New Zealand wireless spectrum from Malcolm Dick’s Blue Reach business and Cayman Wireless. The company intends to set up a wholesale […]