Palmerston North broadband speeds past others

, posted: 13-Jul-2004 23:39

While most New Zealand's broadband customers consider themselves lucky to get connection speeds in the hundreds of kilobit per second range, Palmerston North's business district can network at 10 and 100 megabit per second thanks to a local i (read the entire post)...



Nice phone - pity about that screen though

, posted: 25-Jun-2004 23:36

Is it a phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA)? That's the first question that pops up when you see the PalmOne Treo 600, which manages both functions, and does so rather well.

PalmOne has got the dimensions pretty much right with (read the entire post)...



Decision on telcos slammed

, posted: 22-Jun-2004 23:32

A scathing peer review commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Development says the Commerce Commission erred in under-estimating the net benefits of local loop unbundling and drew conclusions not supported by even its own analysis.

Local (read the entire post)...



Lobby rejects anti-spam laws

, posted: 15-Jun-2004 23:29

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has come out against anti-spam legislation. DMA head Keith Norris says it is not needed and it may have "potentially sinister side-effects" for direct marketing and telemarketing.

"I'm concerned (read the entire post)...



Telecom 'subsidy' hits rivals

, posted: 8-Jun-2004 23:26

Hopes for rural broadband competition have been dealt another blow with Telecom revealing it is using its Project Probe funding from the Government to slash the price of its wireless broadband services.

The result is, in effect, a subsidy. (read the entire post)...



Net voice calls a threat to telcos

, posted: 4-Jun-2004 23:21

For all the ballyhoo about fast internet access, bog-standard telephone calls are still the bread-and-butter
business of Telecom and competing telcos. However, internet voice calls are threatening this cosy revenue stream. Forget about call spe (read the entire post)...



Paying the price of peer pressure

, posted: 1-Jun-2004 23:18

How would you like an internet where your neighbour can watch webcasts of the latest Peter Jackson film premiere in Wellington, but you can't?

Let's imagine that you come up with a Kiwi version of online auction site Ebay. It is a (read the entire post)...



'Peering' changes set to hit internet businesses

, posted: 25-May-2004 23:15

Internet backbone providers TelstraClear and Telecom are changing their policies around "internet peering", spelling profound changes for the internet industry. Peering is internet jargon for the exchange of similar amounts and types of data between (read the entire post)...



Telco's refusal to peer angers providers

, posted: 25-May-2004 23:12

TelstraClear's recently announced policy of charging for peering with its New Zealand network has met with anger from internet providers, some of which threaten to take their business elsewhere.

Under the new peering regime, data traff (read the entire post)...



Slow-starting Nikon launches fast shooter

, posted: 21-May-2004 23:09

After using the electronic displays and viewfinders in digital cameras, peering through the lens of the Nikon D70 in order to compose shots is something of a revelation. You see what the lens projects on to the sensor and there is none of the lag and (read the entire post)...





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