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‘Frenemies’ unite for rural
Bitter rivalry aside, Telecom and Vodafone recently announced their submission of a joint bid for the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative. Steve Rieger, Vodafone’s General Manager of Wholesale and New Business Development, tells us more.
Costing Carrier Ethernet
Looking to select a Carrier Ethernet provider?
Fearing the host
Word around the campfire is that many CIOs out there are still hesitant to take the leap into the server hosting sphere, entrusting someone else with their infrastructure applications. Rachael Sutton finds out why.
Moo-ving rural broadband forwards
Imagine a future time when a farmer’s success will depend almost as much on their computer skills as their knowledge of animals, crops, soil and weather. It’s sooner than you think, says Rod Oram.
Green acres calling
If you’ve ever pondered a change of lifestyle (perhaps on a rainy commuting Monday), there’s a thriving online community out there which can put you straight on the true pros and cons of moving to the country and living off the land.
Adobe PDF insecure, experts say
Security experts say Adobe’s PDF standard, the widely used platform for exchanging and viewing large documents, should be scrapped because it is inherently unsafe.
Android users can go wi-fi
A US-based mobile access company is launching a client for Android smartphones that will allow users to save on 3G charges by switching to wi-fi networks where possible.
2degrees winning Vodafone customers
100,000 customers have now ported numbers to 2degrees, with many coming from rival Vodafone.
Government not "ambitious enough" in rural broadband plans
Federated Farmers says the potential of rural broadband is being underplayed...
Last orders called on rural broadband plans
The government has issued a request for the final proposals for its Rural Broadband initiative.
Hong Kong’s broadband just got faster
Huawei launches 42 Mb/s dual carrier HSPA+ solution for major telco company, PCCW.
Telecom stops the rot
CEO Paul Reynolds says he halted the significant earnings decline of the previous two years with latest financial results.
UFB draft released to the public
A major milestone has been reached in New Zealand's quest for ultra fast broadband.
Slingshot "All You Can Eat" broadband limited to 10k
Details on a new unlimited broadband plan - limited to 10,000 customers - will be unveiled next week.
NZ recession impacts TelstraClear results
"This is a satisfactory result given the tough environment," reports Chief Executive, Allan Freeth.
Telecom board member to resign in September
Rod McGeoch will retire from the board of Telecom New Zealand in September.
How to remain a first world country
The current government has a goal of New Zealand catching up with Australia.
Is the TCF a Big Boys Club?
There have been a number of opinions expressed lately, by people who are outside the TCF; that the TCF is no more than a mechanism for the Tier 1 members
Web access – and censorship – growing
More New Zealanders are online than ever before, and broadband use continues to rise.
Story and interview with Robin Hartendorp, GM for Central Government of SparkDigital and is responsible for delivering a high level of service.
Surviving the winter
When the cold wind blows and leaves fall to the ground, the natural instinct is to hunker down and hibernate. But in a cruel irony, winter is often the busiest time of the year for contact centres.
On the front line of connectivity
How are councils using technology, and connecting their citizens? Louis van Wyk takes a look at the local government sector