Paul Brislen

Articles by Paul Brislen

It’s the smaller disasters that matter

Mention disaster recovery to most businesses and they automatically start to think about power failures, earthquakes or some kind of nationwide catastrophe. It's because of that attitude, says Plan-B Ltd. founder and director Martin Wellesley, that disaster recovery plans tend to be vague and ultimately not worth the paper they're printed on.

New Zealand mobile market set for shake-up

New Zealand's mobile telecommunications market is set to be reshaped in the coming weeks as TelstraClear prepares to announce its plans for its own 3G network here. Currently, New Zealand has two entirely separate cell phone networks -- a situation almost unique in the developed world. Overseas operators more commonly roam on each other's networks and customers can change providers without changing handsets. Speculation has centered on four scenarios for TelstraClear's mobile plans.

NZ telcos may work together to avoid outages

New Zealand's telecommunications industry has spent quite some time over the past fortnight debating how best to avoid a repeat of the embarrassing outage that knocked out most of the country's telecommunications last month.

Scots blast the BBC

They take their weather very seriously in Scotland, as the BBC is finding out after the launch of its New Zealand-developed weather system on the news. Scottish National Party MP Angus MacNeil describes the new 3D graphics as giving a

Telecom NZ gets some broadband competition

Vector Ltd. has finally shown its hand in the broadband business market with an aggressive offering designed to steal customers from the incumbents.

Urban WiMax trail coming to New Zealand

New Zealand wireless network operator Broadcast Communications Ltd. (BCL) is to trial a WiMax network targeting urban centers. The move could see BCL abandon its stance of only servicing rural and remote New Zealand, and position it head-to-head with the country's only other national network operator, Telecom New Zealand Ltd. (Telecom).

New Zealand gov’t hopes others will copy antispam bill

New Zealand's Minister of Communications, David Cunliffe, hopes his soon-to-be-introduced antispam bill will be the foundation of an international antispam campaign.

WORLDBEAT : NZ telecoms users get a ‘slap in the face’

Responses to the New Zealand government's decision not to unbundle the local telecommunications loop have been swift and condemning.

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