Telecom softening up public opinion in preparation for no-regulation deal

, posted: 23-Apr-2006 14:37

Auckland's Sunday Star Times has a story entitled "Telecom's man - broadly speaking, we're good" running this weekend. It's a totally uncritical interview with Telecom New Zealand's manager of government and industry relations, Br (read the entire post)...



Windows apps natively on Mac OS X next, says Cringely

, posted: 22-Apr-2006 11:17

Robert X Cringely's Pulpit column on Apple going the whole hog with Windows is too good not to link to.

That the Mach micro-kernel will be replaced with a larger but faster monolithic one in OS X 10.5 seems likely but for Apple to beco (read the entire post)...



Vodafone and Nokia HSDPA haul in EV-DO lead

, posted: 21-Apr-2006 10:32


Phil Patel showing off the beautiful Blackberry 8700


Mauricio and I saw Vodafone's new High Speed Downlink Packet Access or HSDPA technology in action yesterday in Auckland. Here's Mauricio's report on it.

Although V (read the entire post)...



Why I would dump Windows for Mac OS X

, posted: 20-Apr-2006 20:18

Some people accuse Paul Thurrot of being a Windows groupie, but they and Microsoft will choke on his story about the shortcomings of Windows Vista.

You couldn't voice disappointment with Microsoft any better or louder than that. A scle (read the entire post)...



Vodafone to demonstrate HSDPA

, posted: 19-Apr-2006 12:27

Vodafone will show High Speed Downlink Packet Access - HSDPA - to media here tomorrow. My slot with Phil Patel, Vodafone's director of business markets, is tomorrow afternoon, and it'll be interesting to get a hands-on demonstration of the ne (read the entire post)...



A Telmex lesson

, posted: 18-Apr-2006 17:06

Greg Adams who used to edit the Telecommunications Users' Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) publication Topics has written a very good story about Mexico's incumbent telephone monopoly, Telefonos des Mexico or Telmex.

It's a l (read the entire post)...



Singtel to buy Telecom New Zealand?

, posted: 17-Apr-2006 15:41

Despite having cocked a snook at both government regulation and ran rings round the competition, the share price of Telecom New Zealand is moving in the wrong direction - down.

Bloombergs report that not only have Telecom New Zealand share (read the entire post)...



100Mbit/s for TelstraClear cable customers?

, posted: 15-Apr-2006 16:15

Rumours are flying that TelstraClear is planning on upgrading its cable broadband network in Wellington and Christchurch to 100Mbit/s, up from the current maximum of 10Mbit/s.

It is apparently not only technically feasible but "very easy" (read the entire post)...



Taipei's citywide Wifi brings converged phones and free calls

, posted: 15-Apr-2006 12:28

As I mentioned earlier, Taipei's municipal authorities have decided to blanket the city with Wifi, a project that was almost completed end of last year. It seems to be part of the "Cyber Citizen" project which aims to promote Taipei as a technolo (read the entire post)...



Taipei IDF part 2: 802.16 WiMAX and 802.11 Wifi on one chip - Ofer

, posted: 12-Apr-2006 12:54

Intel's plugging WiMAX hard as we know, but it's also a WiFi proponent. The latter standard for wireless networking is very popular and widely deployed. There are hotspots everywhere (bar Auckland Airport of course) and you'd be silly to (read the entire post)...





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