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Spark Buys Lauriston Solar Farm Output

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 3:46 pm | Bill Bennett

Download Weekly: A 10 year deal between Spark and Genesis Energy will see the telco buy all the power generated by the Lauriston solar plant. One NZ tail wags for Infratil’s dog. More >>

Download Weekly: Chorus Anticipates High-bandwidth Iot Demand

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 6:05 pm | Bill Bennett

Research from Chorus and the NZ IoT Alliance shows demand for high bandwidth IoT. 2degrees uses its Flex portal to reboot its wholesale operation. More >>

One Month With The Apple Macbook Air M3

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 5:55 pm | Bill Bennett

From the outside, Apple’s latest MacBook Air appears identical to its 2022 counterpart. It has the same ports, a great screen, terrific keyboard and the best trackpad you’ll find on any laptop. It is still thin and light. More >>

Download Weekly: 2degrees Charged Over Roaming Claim

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 3:55 pm | Bill Bennett

In this week's newsletter: The Commerce Commission charges 2degrees over misleading roaming claims, One NZ gets the go head to buy Dense Air, Spark warns shareholders as challenging trading conditions hit. More >>

Download Weekly: Another Pacific cable for NZ by 2026

Monday, 6 May 2024, 3:08 pm | Digitl

An Auckland link will be added to the trans-Pacific submarine cable being built by Vocus and Google. Spark uses MBNZ technology to highlight fixed wireless performance. 2degrees appears to be winning mobile market share. More >>

Download Weekly: Mobile phone market bounces back

Saturday, 23 March 2024, 6:25 pm | Digitl

Upmarket phones lead handset market recovery. Bubbles in the frame as US government launches Apple antitrust case. Chorus expands edge racks after Mount Eden pilot sellout. More >>

Starlink’s fixed wireless challenge

Monday, 18 March 2024, 6:32 pm | Digitl

SpaceX’s Starlink deprioritised plan challenges rural fixed wireless broadband. Spark job cuts. More >>

Download Weekly: Call for firmer data leak action

Friday, 8 March 2024, 10:14 am | Digitl

Kordia's annual survey finds businesses are losing patience with poor data protection, Spark wants email customers to pay for the service, Mobile World Congress looks at 5G evolution. More >>

Download Weekly: Aue to succeed Rousselot at Chorus

Friday, 1 March 2024, 5:56 pm | Digitl

Aue to take over at Chorus as Rousselot moves on. Mobile shows strength in Spark first half. Crown Infrastructure update as Rural Broadband programme nears completion More >>

Download Weekly: Chorus names new fibre sites

Friday, 16 February 2024, 12:57 pm | Digitl

Chorus names new fibre areas, what the telco sector learned from Cyclone Gabrielle, PC slump continues More >>

Waymo Luddites, the right to disconnect, NZ streaming, consu

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 12:30 pm | Digitl

You can hear me talking about these topics on RNZ Nine-to-Noon with Kathryn Ryan. . More >>

Regulator moves on telco comparison shopping

Sunday, 24 December 2023, 7:43 pm | Digitl

Download Weekly - December 23 2023 - ComCom calls for greater price and coverage transparency in bid to boost competition. Spark to offer broadband failover service. Handset sales still weak. More >>

Nelson residents test 2degrees cell towers in space

Sunday, 24 December 2023, 12:30 pm | Digitl

Download Weekly - December 23 2023 - 2degrees moves on to more extensive satellite to mobile testing, Tū Ātea buys Broadtech, Network for Learning’s year of cybersecurity. More >>

Commerce Commission opens fibre deregulation debate

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 12:06 pm | Digitl

Download Weekly newsletter December 8 2023: Commerce Commission opens fibre deregulation debate, 2023 Telecommunications Development Levy charges, Spark hits million connection milestone with smart meter IoT. More >>

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 >>





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