Grant Robinson suggests a Labour-lead government would get behind submarine fibre
Will Labour get behind submarine cable? Labour leadership candidate Grant Robinson hinted he would support a new internet link between New Zealand and the rest of the world if he becomes prime minister after the next election. It’s an interesting idea, some believe it will take government intervention for a new trans-Pacific cable project to get underway.
4G spectrum auction set with competition in mind. Although 2degrees grumbled that the reserve price of $22 million for a paired 5 Mhz block is too high, New Zealand’s government appears to have avoided the mistakes made during the Australian spectrum auction and tuned the sale for competition.