Separation angst over for Telecom

, posted: 29-Nov-2006 07:32

The wait is over: yesterday, the Select Committee reported the Telecommunications Amendment Bill back to Parliament and there was an almost palpable sigh of relief from Telecom HQ. While it's obvious that the cross-party committee didn't buy (read the entire post)...

Siemens corruption scandal: will it have any local repercussions?

, posted: 20-Nov-2006 08:41

Der Spiegel Online reports that five executives of German electronics and telecommunications equipment giant Siemens have been arrested for embezzlement and bribery in raids across the country last week.

What does a German corruption scand (read the entire post)...

TelstraClear PDQ Max review

, posted: 12-Nov-2006 08:44

Why review a broadband plan? And DSL too - aren't they all much the same? Not quite; this is New Zealand, where for political and competitive reasons, broadband has become an issue that is debated in Parliament. In short, we want it but there' (read the entire post)...

Capped! The Internet on the meter strikes back

, posted: 9-Sep-2006 17:28

Teh_Intarweb on dialup speed sucks badly, let me assure you of that.

The reason I know that is because I am over my monthly 30GB cap with Wired Country. I didn't actually know that I had a 30GB cap, but even if I do, there's (read the entire post)...

Feedback from Vodafone or not really

, posted: 4-Sep-2006 15:05

As seen on Geekzone, Vodafone is launching HSDPA in New Zealand as well soon, after its UK and Australian operations which seem to have started supplying the faster UMTS in July already.

I wrote a quick story for Computerworld about it in (read the entire post)...

HSDPA coming on September 12

, posted: 29-Aug-2006 17:50

Just confirmed: September 12 is the day Vodafone will officially release the HSDPA upgrade for its UMTS-WCDMA network in NZ.

As mentioned here on Geekzone, Vodafone's currently trialling the network at 1.8Mbit/s in the main population (read the entire post)...

Yellow Pages sales proposal point to Telecom shifting direction towards wholesale?

, posted: 23-Aug-2006 09:51

Is Telecom New Zealand starting to drift rudderless in the new regulatory environment that's coming up, and which will see the incumbent telco be subjected to competition in many areas that it currently holds a protected monopoly in?

T (read the entire post)...

Siemens and Orcon get together for a $30 million ADSL2+ network

, posted: 18-Aug-2006 11:57

Although Telecom New Zealand and its supporters insist that the new regulation introduced by Cunliffe will lead to no investment by competitors who instead will only "leech" off the existing infrastructure, the reality is shaping up quite differently (read the entire post)...

Annette Presley interview spoof

, posted: 10-Aug-2006 12:24

This is seriously evil... but funny like hell.

Courtesy of Jama (read the entire post)...

Xtra and Telecom New Zealand one and the same: official

, posted: 31-Jul-2006 13:09

Is Telecom's voluntary structural separation actually going to achieve anything? That question is up in the air now that Telecom has declared Xtra is just a brand and as such, not required to buy services from the wholesale unit.

If Xtra i (read the entire post)...


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