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By Antonios Karantze, in , posted: 8-Dec-2008 15:54



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Comment by ZollyMonsta, on 8-Dec-2008 16:53

Not once, not twice, not three times... but four..
LOL that's so funny.


Author's note by antoniosk, on 8-Dec-2008 18:22

It's obviously a have by someone winding telecom up... especially the first 2 decisions (AMPS was going well fast in 1987, GSM in 1990 was a right pig as well until about 1999 - I was with Bellsouth when Wellington was rolled out, and the handsets were just dire).

But... Ms Wittens decision to go CDMA over GSM in 2000.... hmmm, well uninspiring... and T3G was a $40m overlay to the existing network, rather than a new build... still, hindsight....


Author's note by antoniosk, on 8-Dec-2008 18:23

It's obviously a have by someone winding telecom up... especially the first 2 decisions (AMPS was going well fast in 1987, GSM in 1990 was a right pig as well until about 1999 - I was with Bellsouth when Wellington was rolled out, and the handsets were just dire).

But... Ms Wittens decision to go CDMA over GSM in 2000.... hmmm, well uninspiring... and T3G was a $40m overlay to the existing network, rather than a new build... still, hindsight....


Comment by sbiddle, on 9-Dec-2008 07:04

While BellSouth's handsets may have been dire (except for the 2110) the quality of their network in Wgtn wasn't too bad. It was possible to hold a call while driving all the way from Upper Hutt to Wgtn and then to Porirua on BellSouth ~ 1996, something that was not possible with Telecom at the time. Then along came Vodafone who attempted to reconfigure the network and screw this up meaning this wasn't possible for many years!


Author's note by antoniosk, on 9-Dec-2008 07:42

I still remember when the Resource Management Act was being used to hold up deployment of the Island Bay cells... when the guy complaining came to court, he argued the cells would intefere with the aliens ability to land in his back garden (!!).... that little stunt delayed service by 18 months...


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Antonios Karantze
Wellington
New Zealand


 

Antonios has been actively employed in the IT & Technology sector since 1991, and has worked on many commercials projects and products in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Working in product or actively managing programmes of work, he has always focused on building for the end customer, and not just promoting new technologies. Industry experience includes all telecommunications areas for business and private customers, private insurance, loyalty, media, energy and gambling. 

Since 2013, he has been involved with the development and launch of many popular smartphone applications in New Zealand, including

- TAB Mobile
- AMI & State Insurance digital experience
- Fly Buys
- Newshub for web and app
- Genesis Energy & Energy Online
- MyACC for Business

Genuinely passionate about technologies, internet and computing in general, he lives in the city he was born in - Wellington, New Zealand, the creative heart of hub of digital sector for the country.