Telecom & Telstra at it again

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 18-Apr-2006 16:35

I found this story a funny read this afternoon - Telstra appear to have paid for the term AAPT in Google Adwords and a google search for prepay mobile phones.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/telstra-trademark-war-erupts/2006/04/17/1145126035123.html

Isn't it ironic then who owns the domain bigpond.co.nz despite Telstra owning the TM for Bigpond in NZ?



Telecom & the TSO

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 3-Apr-2006 20:01

After several years of not quite getting around to it I've finally started my blog.

This article from the Domimion Post today was rather interesting.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=122465247&size=l

It was written by the father of one of my mates which is partially why it caught my attention but it does also raise the issue of whether the TSO in place in New Zealand is actually helping the country progress or actually causing us to move backwards.

Do people in New Zealand really want to pay over $40 for a line rental just to get "free" calls? With the launch of Telecom's Next Generation Network within the next year your phone line will essentially be a broadband internet connection with a VoIP phone. Phone companies and ISP's are going to be one and the same. The current Telecom TSO will not cover the NGN, what changes are made to this agreement before the launch of the NGN are going to be very interesting.

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I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.


I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)
  -Polycom
  -Cisco
  -Linksys
  -Patton
  -Zyxel
  -Snom
  -Sangoma
  -Audiocodes

*Telecommunications/Broadband
  -xDSL deployments
  -WiMAX
  -GSM/WCDMA
  -WiFi

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
   
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

I'm an #avgeek who loves to travel the world (preferably in seat 1A) and stay in nice hotels.


+My views do no represent my employer. I'm sure they'll be happy to give their own if you ask them.


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