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Download Weekly: Satellites to back-up Spark mobile backhaul

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 11:44 am | Digitl

Spark turns to Starlink for back-up mobile backhaul and tests text by satellite. One NZ customer support draws on AWS AI More >>

Download Weekly: MyRepublic Mobile reborn as Rocket Mobile

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:09 am | Digitl

MyRepublic becomes Rocket Mobile, Customer services quality tests new lows, ComCom on customer service work. Rural broadband build nears end. More >>

A review of NZ telecommunications regulatory challenges

Friday, 17 November 2023, 11:37 am | Digitl

Today's Download Weekly newsletter focuses on an extensive interview with Telecommunications Commissioner Tristan Gilbertson and his team at the Commerce Commission. More >>

Download Weekly - Rural expansion in Chorus Capex plan

Friday, 10 November 2023, 6:52 pm | Digitl

Chorus capex plans rural expansion, resilience investment. Moving faster on copper withdrawal. Data traffic peaks. More >>

Download Weekly: NCSC defended major telco cyber attack

Friday, 3 November 2023, 8:27 pm | Digitl

The National Cyber Security Centre says it disrupted an attack on a mobile operator. One New Zealand to buy Dense Air's 5G spectrum. More >>

Apple M3 chips widen gap with Intel

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 12:25 pm | Digitl

Let’s start with the most trivial remark: It was the first live streamed Apple launch to take place during New Zealand working hours. We’ve been trained to associate a live Apple launch with sleep deprivation. Being alert throughout is a new experience. More >>

Twitter one year on – decline and fool

Friday, 27 October 2023, 5:50 pm | Digitl

That's not a spelling error. Musk has done some dumb things with Twitter by any standard. More >>

Download Weekly – Tuatahi First Fibre buys Unison Fibre

Friday, 27 October 2023, 5:45 pm | Digitl

In this week's newsletter: Tuatahi First Fibre acquires Unison Fibre, Kordia to sell Starlink, TCF report, draft TDL allocation More >>

Download Weekly: Adroit buy boosts Spark's IoT push

Friday, 20 October 2023, 6:39 pm | Digitl

Spark acquires Adroit environmental monitoring business. Chorus' low cost fibre plan momentum. Kiwis to test Twitter/X charging. More >>

Testing Apple’s FineWoven material the Kiwi way

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 1:30 pm | Digitl

FineWoven is an Apple brand name for what it calls a ‘premium’ material. The company uses it to replace leather as it pushes to polish its carbon neutral credentials. It’s a fine sentiment, but FineWoven is controversial. More >>

iPhone 15 review - a solid upgrade with few surprises

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 1:17 pm | Digitl

There are few surprises in the iPhone 15 Plus. Many of the features that separate the 15 Plus from the iPhone 14 Plus were first introduced last year in the iPhone Pro models. More >>

Download Weekly: TDR complaints soar

Sunday, 15 October 2023, 12:55 pm | Digitl

The Telecommunications Dispute Resolution scheme's publicity campaign pays off. The PC market stays gloomy but analysts say a recovery is coming. More >>

Download Weekly: Spark's Innovation Studio makeover

Friday, 6 October 2023, 6:19 pm | Digitl

Spark updates its Innovation Studio as it hits 1.5m IoT connections. One NZ offers a customer service dashboard. Pacific Islands telco to move from Huawei kit. More >>

Is Microsoft Surface still competitive?

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 1:42 pm | Digitl

Yesterday’s post What is going on with Microsoft Surface? looks at the rapid recent decline in the device’s fortunes. This follow up explores less obvious reasons why Microsoft is selling fewer Surfaces. More >>

Digital piracy make a comeback

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 1:37 pm | Digitl

Piracy came close to disappearing, then streaming companies decided to push for better margins. Guess what happened next? More >>

Download Weekly - Vocus brands refund $480k

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 1:31 pm | Digitl

In this week's newsletter: Vocus brands refund broadband plus power cancellation fees. UK research says NZ mobile data among world's most expensive. More >>

What is going on with Microsoft Surface?

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 11:25 am | Digitl

Almost overnight demand for Microsoft’s Surface range of devices has dried up. What’s going on? More >>

Download Weekly: NZ schools enter satellite age

Saturday, 23 September 2023, 6:53 pm | Digitl

NZ schools enter the satellite age with Network for Learning. ComCom weighs in on confusing bundled offers. Tuanz asks next government to help with tech talent. More >>

Download Weekly: iPhone 15 launches, faces China challenge

Saturday, 16 September 2023, 1:24 pm | Digitl

iPhone 15 models surface as China fears hit Apple share price, Tuanz calls on next government to boost online security, Starlink revenue More >>

Starlink satellite broadband impact on New Zealand

Friday, 8 September 2023, 8:22 pm | Digitl

SpaceX has achieved much since it launched its Starlink low earth orbit satellite broadband service in 2020. More >>





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