Meeting the two Steves - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 05, 2009

Steve who? you say… Well Steven Joyce, New Zealand Minister for Communications and Information Technology, and Stephen Conroy, Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Both were present and co-opened the KANZ Broadband Summit at Sky City yesterday. They seemed to know and appreciate each other, with mutual banter about Rugby, the weather, ’G’day … Read More

KANZ 09 (Korea-Australia-New Zealand) Broadband Summit. - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 03, 2009

Tonight I spent a couple of enjoyable hours at the KANZ Welcome Party (Thanks Kordia). Serious business starts early tomorrow at the SKY Convention Centre. But I met some very interesting people who had paid good money (well most had..) to be there. First encounter was with the very newly appointed Chairman of the SOE ‘Crown Fibre … Read More

Amazing! Thanks to Benoît Felten for this snippet! - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 03, 2009

100Mb/s guaranteed bandwidth for US$13/month… from HKBN! Posted: 02 Nov 2009 01:00 AM PST Yesterday HKBN made an announcement that they were lowering the price of their bandwidth guaranteed 100Mb/s symmetric fiber service in Hong-Kong to HK$99, roughly US$13. HKBN already is one of the only providers worldwide to offer 1Gb/s symmetric service, and the only one (to … Read More

Just in from Malaysia – maybe some parallels to draw? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Oct 30, 2009

October 29, 2009 22:04 PM Hiring Foreign Firms For HSBB Will Minimise Risks For Local Firms, Says Telecom Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) — Telekom Malaysia’s (TM) decision to sign up foreign principal vendors to spearhead the national High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) project will minimise the business risk to local firms while helping them gain technology transfer, TM group … Read More

Fibre to the Home Council meeting in Auckland - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Oct 28, 2009

It is personally satisfying that for the first time, the FTTH Council (Asia-Pacific) has convened their General Meeting here in Auckland on 18/19 November 2009. Some 50 member/delegates will meet here from all over the region: China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia etc. They are all experts in their specific field of Fibre-optic networks connected to the home. It … Read More