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Download Weekly - Ontario Teachers buys Spark's TowerCo

Saturday, 16 July 2022, 6:18 pm | Digitl

Ontario Teachers buy majority share of Spark's TowerCo Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board will pay Spark $900 million for a 70 percent majority stake in TowerCo, the telco’s mobile tower business. More >>

Wellington College first school to Hyperfibre

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 6:34 pm | Digitl

For schools like Wellington College, a standard UFB fibre connection is not enough. Hyperfibre removes the congestion.   Wellington College upgrades to Hyperfibre Wellington College is the first school in New Zealand to connect using Chorus’ Hyperfibre. ... More >>

Download Weekly - Southern Cross lights Next cable

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 6:31 pm | Digitl

The Southern Cross Next cable doubles New Zealand's international data capacity.  Southern Cross lights Next cable Southern Cross Cables hit the switch on its 72 Tbps trans-Pacific Next cable on Thursday. The move doubled capacity on routes between ... More >>

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2: Well built mobile review

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 6:25 pm | Digitl

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go 2 doesn’t break any new ground, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a better designed, better made laptop in the same price range. More >>

Download Weekly - $60 million for more rural connections

Friday, 17 June 2022, 10:18 am | Digitl

Digital economy and communications minister earmarks $60 million for more rural connections.  Budget gives Clark $60 million for more rural connections David Clark, the digital economy and communications minister, announced the government will spend ... More >>

Truly Ergonomic Cleave review: Odd, comfortable keyboard

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 12:43 pm | Digitl

Truly Ergonomic’s marketing claims the Cleave is the most comfortable keyboard on the planet and will improve your productivity. The claim is far from ridiculous, but there should be a few qualifiers in there. You may see a benefit, but don’t ... More >>

Download Weekly - New Zealand tech slipping behind

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 6:16 pm | Digitl

Aotearoa’s Digital Priorities in 2022, a report from Tuanz, sponsored and promoted by Vodafone, suggests New Zealand is at a “tipping point” and “slipping behind the world on key measures of digital economic performance”. More >>

Hard to respect flawed Network Readiness Index

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 6:10 pm | Digitl

Tuanz and Vodafone remind us that New Zealand needs to focus on digital performance. See New Zealand tech slipping behind . More >>

Average fibre speed passes 400 Mbps

Saturday, 4 June 2022, 2:05 pm | Digitl

New Zealand's average fibre speed passes the 400 Mbps milestone. Chorus tests a new network application.  Average fibre speed passes 400 Mbps, uptake at 69 percent Customers on New Zealand’s fibre broadband network are now seeing average speeds ... More >>

The Download Weekly - Callander lays out 2degrees' stall

Saturday, 4 June 2022, 1:51 pm | Digitl

With the merger complete, 2degrees CEO Mark Callander shares his initial plans for the business.  More >>

Are we happy living in Handy's Age of Unreason?

Saturday, 4 June 2022, 1:44 pm | Digitl

In 1989 Charles Handy wrote The Age of Unreason. It's a book that looked forward to a time where telecommuting would be an everyday reality. More >>

The Download Weekly - Vodafone FibreX back in court

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 12:10 pm | Digitl

Vodafone and the Commerce Commission head back to court over FibreX in a week the TCF issues broadband marketing codes that should avoid similar problems in the future.  FibreX record fine not enough for Commerce Commission The Commerce Commission has ... More >>

Budget 2022 earmarks $20 million for NZ software

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 12:08 pm | Digitl

New Zealand’s 2022 Budget includes $20 million that will be spent over the next four years on supporting our technology sector . More >>

Pages 12: Apple’s excellent free word processor

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:39 pm | Digitl

If you use a Mac or an iPad, Apple’s Pages 12 could be the only word processor you need. It’s free, easy to master and, unless you are a lawyer or an academic it includes everything you are likely to need. More >>

WiFi Calling lets you phone without a cell signal

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:30 pm | Digitl

Our house has never had the best cellular reception. It can be hit and miss. Sometimes calls drop out, other times the audio quality is poor. It’s variable there are days when the back deck is a dead spot on other days there’s no signal in the home ... More >>

Infrastructure Commission wants digital strategy

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:26 pm | Digitl

Earlier this month Te Waihanga, New Zealand’s infrastructure commission, tabled its first Infrastructure Strategy : Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa . More >>

The Download Weekly – Southern Cross Next cable live in July

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:21 pm | Digitl

July will see the Southern Cross Next submarine cable almost double New Zealand's international data capacity.   More >>

Is upgrading to Wi-Fi 6 a smart move?

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:31 pm | Digitl

Upgrading your home network to Wi-Fi 6 will give you the full benefit of a fast broadband connection but it may be best to wait until you update your devices.  More >>

Mercury NZ rising in retail broadband, mobile

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:27 pm | Digitl

Mercury NZ told the NZX its NZ$467 acquisition of Trustpower’s retail business is now unconditional . More >>

Phone shipments tumble 9 percent in first quarter

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 1:22 pm | Digitl

IDC reports worldwide phone shipments tumbled 8.9 percent in the first quarter of 2022 when compared with 2021. More >>