IT Brief New Zealand - Technology news for CIOs & IT decision-makers

Stories by Brendan

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UFB unbundling now less likely post 2020
Wed, 9th May 2018
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telecommunications
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telecommunications amendment bill
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lightwire business
The current regulated price points ensure that ISP’s of all sizes are paying the same rate for the fibre that end users have available.
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The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
Wed, 28th Mar 2018
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orcon
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trustpower
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telecommunications
New Zealand buyer of Vocus Group will face significant challenges integrating disconnected assets worth $400m.
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Has Chorus broken the law?
Wed, 31st Jan 2018
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chorus
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fibre
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telecommunications
Chorus outpaces Nielsen's Law, offering 1Gbps speeds years ahead of expectations.
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How smaller Kiwi telcos are gaining market share
Wed, 17th Jan 2018
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contact centre
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telecommunications
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kordia
But why are we seeing an increase in market share by the smaller telcos at a time where fewer and fewer exist?.
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Who is going to buy Vocus NZ?
Fri, 8th Dec 2017
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colocation
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2degrees
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commerce commission
The Vocus Group is reportedly looking for $500 million for its NZ assets as it tries to decrease debt and steady the ship.
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What will a telco be worth in 2018?
Wed, 29th Nov 2017
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telecommunications
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vodafone
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spark
Big telcos buy small ones, and in recent years this has happened at a rapid rate in New Zealand, which means there are now fewer left to buy.
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Spark buys Digital Island – a good move?
Thu, 23rd Nov 2017
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commerce commission
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digital island
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spark
I wasn’t inclined to believe that Spark would leave Digital Island to act as an independent brand as part of its wholesale and ventures division.
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When are HSNS tail extensions going to be a thing?
Tue, 26th Sep 2017
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broadband
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chorus
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isp
Chorus' HSNS tail extension pricing baffles, hindering easy access to a service with promised high returns for RSPs.
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Is the end of open source VoIP in sight? Five reasons why it's on the way out
Thu, 10th Aug 2017
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bi
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big data
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microsoft
Beware of partner programs that allow more established suppliers of the same solution to undercut new providers.
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The Commerce Commission and the New Zealand backhaul review
Wed, 24th Aug 2016
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broadband
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internet
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commerce commission
NZ's watchdog probes Chorus's sway in the telecom backhaul market amid concerns of market fairness and competition.
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Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020
Fri, 22nd Jul 2016
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broadband
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inventory management systems
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ufb
If unbundling can be done well, big players could gain a distinct advantage against the smaller players in the market.
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UFB business services – how much are ISPs really making?
Thu, 9th Jun 2016
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dts
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isp
How much money is being generated by ISPs in NZ from selling UFB business services, uptake of UFB business services and a few other bits and pieces?.
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Rumour mill – New Zealand-based ISP about to fail
Wed, 4th May 2016
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contact centre
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trustpower
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isp
The IT industry loves a good gossip, and in recent weeks I have heard multiple times that a fairly sizeable ISP in NZ is close to failing.
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Chorus pushing away business with security review
Fri, 18th Mar 2016
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gaming
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broadband
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reviews
I had heard some rumblings about Chorus reviewing its financial security arrangements, asking for double the usual amount - today they did just that.
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Australia: Good to be an ISP/bad to be an end user
Wed, 24th Feb 2016
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internet
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apricot
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isp
Many people think Australia provides better Internet options for businesses, but this assumption is completely wrong.
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When should you price match?
Mon, 11th Jan 2016
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contact centre
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internet
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dts
Amid telecom cost wars, NZ ISPs ponder sustainable pricing, seeking a balance between matching rivals and keeping margins healthy.
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South Pacific undersea cable market heating up
Mon, 7th Dec 2015
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undersea cables
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hawaiki cable
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alcatel-lucent
Big news this week as we learned of a third undersea cable, the Moana, which will be built by Alcatel-Lucent and will connect NZ to Hawaii.
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How MyRepublic proved Gbps speeds aren’t required
Tue, 24th Nov 2015
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broadband
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gigatown
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myrepublic
MyRepublic's new Gbps service for SMEs at $499/month suggests high speeds may exceed actual business needs.
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Vocus and M2 win with merger, who loses?
Tue, 29th Sep 2015
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apple
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technology gifts
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apple m2 chip
What next for Vocus? Is 2degrees of interest? A mobile network would certainly cover off all of the key market segments nicely (albeit only in NZ).
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Are retail broadband prices set to drop further?
Thu, 24th Sep 2015
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broadband
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undersea cables
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hawaiki cable
Despite hopes, NZ and AU broadband prices unlikely to fall, as market hits cost floor and ISPs face narrow margins.
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Game of Thrones - we have questions (spoiler alert)
Fri, 19th Jun 2015
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digital entertainment
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tv
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game of thrones
As Season 5 of GOT concludes, perplexing plot lines leave fans yearning for answers. What's next for Jon Snow and the rest? #GameOfThronesQueries.
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Why did Vodafone acquire Worldxchange?
Mon, 15th Jun 2015
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project management
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telecommunications
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snap
Vocus, WxC’s current provider of IP transit (according to the ISP map) will lose out as WxC will have their transit agreements migrated to Vodafone.
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Telcos and ISPs adding value through diversification
Tue, 2nd Jun 2015
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cloud services
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wireless networks
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telecommunications
With the launch of Spark’s app store last week, the drive for ISPs/telcos to find new sources of revenue was once again on display.
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Does Chorus have a weak UFB channel strategy?
Mon, 18th May 2015
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broadband
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telecommunications
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nz
Chorus's UFB completion celebrations overshadow missing strategy for partner engagement and end-user uptake in regions like Taupo.