Reports

Quarterly insights and stories about the growth of fibre broadband in New Zealand

10 YEARS ON…

10 YEARS ON…

Sir John Key, Steven Joyce, Graham Mitchell and others look back at the decade-long project that delivered fast broadband to every major city and t...

Survey

Survey

We launched The Download to share the latest data, stories and opinions about fast broadband and the implications it has for New Zealand.

HELPING PEOPLE WHO ARE ALWAYS ON THE RUN

HELPING PEOPLE WHO ARE ALWAYS ON THE RUN

Incoming Spark chief executive, Jolie Hodson, spent the last seven years on the management team that led Telecom, a traditional vertically integrat...

CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE – IT’S A COMMITMENT

CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE – IT’S A COMMITMENT

It’s a busy time for the minister. There is the new telecoms act, the 5G networks and the Rugby World Cup on his to-do list. But Kris Faafoi’s bigg...

Stretching School Networks

Stretching School Networks

Chorus and Network for Learning are piloting projects to extend N4L’s managed internet service so that learning can continue beyond the school gate...

Skirmishes, scars and working for a challenger

Skirmishes, scars and working for a challenger

Susie Stone thrives in smaller telcos where the entrepreneurial climate allows her to just get things done. The Vocus Communications GM tells Rob O...

Smart evolution

Smart evolution

The smart city might be a hot idea but it’s a nebulous one. That’s because it’s still evolving, writes Bill Bennett. It’s also as much about citize...

Is there substance to fibre?

Is there substance to fibre?

It's supposed to boost productivity. While the evidence on this isn't all in yet, Rob O'Neill finds plenty of Kiwi businesses already benefiting fr...

IMMERSIVE WORLDS

IMMERSIVE WORLDS

Virtual reality is already offering a new form of entertainment and promises better buildings and surgery. Touch, temperature and even smell could ...

The Varying Cost of Digital Nation Building

The Varying Cost of Digital Nation Building

Two nations, two approaches to building a nationwide network: private versus public. Which has worked out best – Australia or New Zealand? Bill Ben...

New Tube: How video-on-demand is driving the need for fast broadband

New Tube: How video-on-demand is driving the need for fast broadband

They call it the Netflix effect: the impact that millions of binge watching viewers worldwide are having on everything – from TV drama and digital ...

Silicon Acres

Silicon Acres

The growth of New Zealand’s technology sector is, of course, great news. But behind the glare of the shiny new thing, the primary sector remains a ...