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First thoughts on Commerce Commission Vodafone-Sky ruling

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:58 pm | Digitl

The Commerce Commission declined the proposed Vodafone-Sky merger saying it would decrease competition in telecommunications. More >>

Chorus first half: Copper boosts, wireless bites

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:43 pm | Digitl

Chorus did better than expected during in its first-half. The network operator saw net profit rise to $66 million up from $33 million a year earlier. More >>

Staying safe online is about more than buying security

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:35 pm | Digitl

You may not need security software. Or, to be accurate, you may not need to buy extra security software. It's possible you already have all the defences you need. More >>

Spark's high risk broadband strategy

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:29 pm | Digitl

Spark New Zealand turned in a decent first year result earlier this month. The edited highlights are: Total operating revenues up 4.1 percent to $1.793 billion, Mobile revenue up 4.4 percent , and IT services revenue up 19.3 percent, and Broadband revenue ... More >>

Spark, Netflix a well-timed marketing promotion

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:26 am | Digitl

There's no comparison between Spark's Netflix promotion the and halted Vodafone-Sky deal. More >>

Android won't save Nokia or Blackberry

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:22 am | Digitl

Nokia played the retro card with a revamped 3310 . It’s an expensive novelty for indulgent spendthrifts. There are also three ho-hum conventional Android models. More >>

According to this survey NZ cities aren't innovative

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:21 am | Digitl

London, New York and Tokyo top the 2017 Innovation Cities index . Auckland limps in at a feeble 89. Wellington rates at 108. More >>

The enduring charm of VDSL

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:16 pm | Digitl

TrueNet reports users with VDSL connections on Chorus' copper network now get better speeds than the lowest priced fibre connections. More >>

Apple Watch a winner but not for me

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:08 pm | Digitl

Apple is now the world's second largest watch revenue earner. That's a solid performance for a product line introduced less than two years ago. By any commercial standard it is a success. More >>

Oppo R9s- Galaxy-like phone at half the price

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 6:06 pm | Digitl

Oppo delivers nine-tenths the function of a Samsung Galaxy S7 for half the dollars. Oppo R9s XZ at a glance For: Value 16 megapixel cameras front and rear Battery life Against: Rough edges Clumsy software overlay No NFC chip Maybe: Performance Verdict: ... More >>

Here's the thing about Apple Pay and banks

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5:59 pm | Digitl

Apple insists banks don't pass on Apple Pay charges to customers. Banks accept this in most countries. But not in Australia and, by extension, New Zealand. 1 More >>

Northpower in 10Gbps world first test run

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5:56 pm | Digitl

A press release from Northpower partner Calix says this is the world's first live test of its NG-Pon2 technology. More >>

NZ IT spending to climb 2.3 percent in 2017

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:10 am | Digitl

Gartner says New Zealand spending on IT  will reach NZ$11.4 billion in 2017. That's up 2.3 percent on last year. More >>

Hawaiki sub-cable on track for mid-2018 launch

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:09 am | Digitl

Hawaiki says it has completed the route survey for its 14,000km submarine cable connecting New Zealand and Australia to the US mainland via Pacific island nations and Hawaii. The job was done with Hawaiki partner TE SubCom. More >>

Oppo phones coming to NZ

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:07 am | Digitl

At the time of writing there are few details on Oppo’s New Zealand plans: the company says it will launch phone models and announce New Zealand partners in the first quarter of 2017. It has already recruited local staff. More >>

UFB fuels Xero Hawke's Bay move

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:43 pm | Digitl

If you're wondering why the government was so keen to build a fibre network look no further than Victoria White's Xero boss brings jobs to Hawke’s Bay   in Hawke’s Bay Today. She writes: Next year, Hawke’s Bay will join the likes of San Francisco, ... More >>

PC down, not out

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:27 pm | Digitl

PC sales have fallen for five years. They will never return to the glory days. But the PC is a long way from extinction. More >>

Spark, Chorus streamline fibre installs

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:12 pm | Digitl

Spark has extended its streamlined street-in-a-week fibre installation trial to include Chorus UFB coverage areas. More >>

Touch typing on the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro keyboard

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:01 pm | Digitl

Apple introduced its  butterfly laptop keyboard design for the 2015 12-inch MacBook . It is shallower than previous keyboards. More >>

50Mbps the new fibre normal

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:59 am | Digitl

Chorus says it will upgrade the 85,000 residential customers on a 30Mbps plan to 50Mbps at no extra charge. From January  50Mbps will become the new entry-level plan speed for customers on the company's fibre network. Because Chorus doesn't sell ... More >>

 

 

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