Millions of Aussie farmers to get 12Mbit/s broadband

, posted: 18-Jun-2007 13:16

What a difference. While New Zealand quibbles about broadband regulation and most Kiwis are lucky to get 2-5Mbit/s DSL, the Australians are putting their money where their mouths are. Communications Day just broke that the joint venture between Optus (read the entire post)...

Guest blogger: Commodore Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, MSD, OStJ

, posted: 17-Jun-2007 13:18


I'm pleased to have this opportunity to set the record straight on Fiji, without the deleterious interference of journalists and others disinclined towards an understanding of the greater issues at stake.

The first (read the entire post)...

More US travel restrictions

, posted: 16-Jun-2007 15:25

Travelling to the United States is already awkward, with all kinds of security measures before and after arrival. It's about to get worse though. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff wants travellers on the Visa Waiver Programme to regist (read the entire post)...

Local loop unbundling well over a year away on Telecom's schedule

, posted: 14-Jun-2007 23:39

Still trying to find the actual source, but I hear that Telecom has filed its standard terms for local loop unbundling proposal with the Commerce Commission, and... it looks like it's slow progress ahead. After the final Commerce Commission deter (read the entire post)...

CoJ spreads to Google

, posted: 14-Jun-2007 15:22

Ulrika bumped into an old acquaintance of mine in San Francisco, the one and only Josh Bailey, and interviewed him for Computerworld. Josh has been with Google for a while now, and suffers American Rs and other such things as a result. Hope it doesn& (read the entire post)...

TelstraClear kisses 30,000 029 customers goodbye

, posted: 14-Jun-2007 13:06

Here's a curious story in the Herald, by Helen Twose, that says TelstraClear is happy to give up some 30,000 customers on its 029 mobile network to Vodafone. Talks between the two telcos have broken down over the agency agreement that allowed Tel (read the entire post)...

Why is Windows Mobile Device support in Vista so poor?

, posted: 10-Jun-2007 18:11

Mauricio has blogged a-plenty on Windows Mobile devices coming a cropper with Vista, but I feel compelled to join my voice to that choir.

I expected a far more seamless experience with Vista. The Windows Mobile Device Centre however, whic (read the entire post)...

Has Kordia bought Orcon?

, posted: 10-Jun-2007 11:21

Update It was indeed Orcon. Kordia got it for NZ$24.3 million.

The word in the Internet business is that the ISP Kordia will announce tomorrow Monday that it has bought Auckland provider Orcon. It's just a rumour at the (read the entire post)...

Telecom confirms hybrid WCDMA/UMTS-CDMA network

, posted: 8-Jun-2007 09:10

Here it is then, confirmation that a WCDMA network is being built, following my and Natalie Apostolou's scoop in Commsday.

Telecom today announced a $300 million mobile network investment plan to meet New Zealand's fu (read the entire post)...

BBC and Microsoft Photosynth Britain

, posted: 6-Jun-2007 15:53

Microsoft's Photosynth is very cool tech, but I wasn't sure what it could be used for when I first wrote about it. BBC however figured it out: the UK state broadcaster will air a TV programme throughout July called How we built Britain. This will fea (read the entire post)...


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