Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Briefly: Will Labour get behind submarine cable? LG's HD tablet, Mako Networks
Posted on 2-Sep-2013 07:39 by Bill Bennett | Tags Filed under: News


Grant Robinson suggests a Labour-lead government would get behind submarine fibre
Grant Robinson suggests a Labour-lead government would get behind submarine fibre

Would-be Labour leader Grant Robinson suggests he would support a new submarine cable linking New Zealand to the rest of the world. The comment came on TVNZ’s Q and A programme on Sunday morning where he mentioned the idea as an example of government working with industry.

Although Robinson’s comment appears to have been off the cuff, it could mark an important turning point. One problem facing the failed  Pacific Fibre project was a lack of government enthusiasm – backed with money.

Digitl asked Xero CEO Rod Drury and Lance Wiggs, Punakaiki Fund, both were part of the consortium behind Pacific Fibre, for comment. Drury welcomes fibre policy from the “green and red” parties and says hopefully there will also be something from the blue political team. Wiggs also welcomes the news saying “the devil is in the details”.

  • LG has gone public with details of the G Pad 8.3, an eight-inch Android tablet with what the company claims is the world’s first full HD display on a slate. That’s debatable, Asus claims much the same for its Nexus 7 tablet. One unique twist is the devices ability to pair with a suitably equipped Android phone.
  • America’s BullsEye Telecom is launching Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)-enablement in partnership with Auckland-based network management company Mako Networks. The move will help BullsEye’s customers comply with the standard, the company said it means better security and higher reliability. Mako specialises in helping companies comply with the standards for dealing with payment data.
  • Surging demand for marketing software saw Salesforce shares jump 13 percent to a record high on Friday. The CRM-as-a-service giant reported sales climbing 31 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year earlier.



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 20-Feb-2017 22:38 (3117 replies)
Pages... 206 207 208


Silly Cricket Scoring
Created by tdgeek, last reply by andrew027 on 21-Feb-2017 00:15 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Shameful politics, shameless politicians
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by MikeAqua on 20-Feb-2017 14:12 (106 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Upgrade Home Wifi Network
Created by Dulouz, last reply by michaelmurfy on 19-Feb-2017 13:36 (14 replies)

Vodafone / SKY merger
Created by wingbat45, last reply by nas on 20-Feb-2017 21:56 (13 replies)

Asta la Vista, baby (Dotcom extradiction)
Created by sen8or, last reply by Geektastic on 21-Feb-2017 01:21 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Mortgage Rates - 2017 discussion
Created by lookout, last reply by joker97 on 20-Feb-2017 22:39 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Any server room guys here? We're moving into one of your old buildings. What are these cables?
Created by b0rg, last reply by chevrolux on 20-Feb-2017 19:20 (11 replies)