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Australian websites download faster in Auckland than Sydney

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 2:03 pm | Digitl

Nothing illustrates the gulf opening between broadband services in New Zealand and Australia better than this snippet of data from TrueNet's October 2016 report.  The major point we noticed this month is the gap opening up between NZ ISPs and our ... More >>

Less local council red tape for telcos

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 1:56 pm | Digitl

Telecommunications companies will no longer need to apply to local authorities for resource consent when installing everyday infrastructure. More >>

New Zealand passes Australia in ITU global ICT development i

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 1:52 pm | Digitl

New Zealand moved three places up the International Telecommunications Union global ICT developement index . Today it is 13. In the 2015 index New Zealand was 16. More >>

How Ultrafast Broadband reforms changed telco sector competi

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:27 pm | Digitl

Telecom NZ’s market share was already falling before 2009. Then, the communications minister Steven Joyce announced plans for a fibre network. More >>

Much ado about Super Wi-Fi

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:09 pm | Digitl

For most of us wi-fi is the wireless technology that moves data around the house. Or it might the service you log-on to in a cafe or airport lounge. More >>

Work starts on Hawaiki - a faster, fatter pipe to USA

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:06 pm | Digitl

Remi Galasso’s dream to build the Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable became a reality earlier today. More >>

Surface Book underlines the problem with hybrids

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 2:22 pm | Digitl

Microsoft’s Surface Book is as good as it gets for hybrid devices . You can’t buy a better one, even if it still has a few irritating bugs. More >>

Power poles may carry fibre to bush

Monday, 14 November 2016, 3:00 pm | Digitl

While it’s not on their immediate agenda, Chorus and the other fibre companies would one day like to push their glass networks as far into the bush as possible. More >>

More copper criticism as Vodafone joins fixed 4G wireless pa

Monday, 14 November 2016, 2:57 pm | Digitl

Vodafone says it will start a nationwide fixed wireless broadband service in December. In its announcement the company took the opportunity to echo Spark’s criticism Chorus’ copper telephone network. More >>

Microsoft Surface Book one year on

Monday, 14 November 2016, 2:52 pm | Digitl

A year ago Microsoft launched its first laptop. Last week the Surface Book had a refresh. It remains the best take on a 2-in-1 computer, but at a high price. More >>

Spark, Vodafone, Chorus and the battle for fibre

Monday, 7 November 2016, 10:54 am | Digitl

Spark pushes fixed wireless . Vodafone boosted and rebooted its HFC network. It is rebranded as FibreX [1] . More >>

Microsoft double-dipping with ads

Monday, 7 November 2016, 10:51 am | Digitl

Microsoft's web mail app is clean, crisp and efficient. It is almost everything you'd want from a browser-based mail app. More >>

700MHz build boosts Spark, Vodafone mobile footprint

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 7:12 am | Digitl

Spark and Vodafone have built more rural cell towers than they were required to do under the terms of the 2014 auction for 700 MHz spectrum. More >>

Jucy's Tristin King on ugly choices and being more like Appl

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 7:09 am | Digitl

Speaking at Intergen Dynamics Day 2016 , Jucy Group head of technology Tristin King talked about choice.  King says there are two types of choice. The big ones are all about desire and by need. He says: "The other type of choice is an ugly ... More >>

Frazer Scott on Microsoft technology and digital transformat

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 7:08 am | Digitl

“No-one has the breadth of services and offerings that Microsoft brings to bear in this space”. More >>

Vodafone's clever free mobile data promise

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 7:06 am | Digitl

Vodafone says it will give customers mobile data at no extra charge if their fixed-line broadband connection fails. More >>

IBM says Macs cost less than PCs

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 7:04 am | Digitl

The jamf blog  covers a presentation by Fletcher Previn, VP of Workplace as a Service at IBM: In 2015, IBM let their employees decide – Windows or Mac. “The goal was to deliver a great employee choice program and strive to achieve the best Mac program,” ... More >>

Rural Broadband Initiative part two

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 7:01 am | Digitl

The Rural Broadband Initiative second stage has a $100 million budget. The money is to boost speeds for people not covered by the urban Ultrafast Fibre network. She has earmarked a further $50 million for extending mobile coverage. This will cover state ... More >>

Review: Sony Xperia XZ, Android contender

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:46 am | Digitl

A solid high-end Android phone with an excellent camera and great sound.  Sony Xperia XZ at a glance For: Great camera High-definition audio Water resistance Clean software Against: Generic design Maybe: Chunky performance Verdict: Solid Android ... More >>

Vodafone gigabit FibreX promises faster installs, lower cost

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:35 am | Digitl

Vodafone is using the promise of a three-day install and lower gigabit prices as a lure to its FibreX network. More >>



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