Tagged: cfh

FTTH in Thailand, Malaysia - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 28, 2010

Back again in sunny Auckland. I must say that my trip on Malaysian Airlines to KL, then Phuket and back was impeccable. They have very attractive business-class fares, the 777 aircraft was impeccably clean, food and service perfect! And no, I don’t get any freebies, discounts or other advantages for my recommendations, they are just my honest thoughts on what … Read More

Cell phones, Electromagnetic Radiation and cancer - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 01, 2010

Oh my gosh! What a flurry of comments after my last post. Some clearly medically-trained people took me to task for suggesting that there MAY be a link between EMR and cancer. Then quite by chance, I opened my new issue (October 2010) of the Scientific American magazine, and read on page 77 an article entitled “Can you hear me … Read More

Wireless versus Fibre - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Oct 26, 2010

Just returned to Auckland from a month in Australia – part work, part holiday. My wife and I discovered Bill Peach Aircruising a few years back and just completed the Great Southern Air Cruise – Sydney to Perth and back, stopping at the most interesting and unusual places you can imagine. Like most of us, I go nuts if … Read More

Auckland – Huawei Broadband Summit 2010 - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Sep 17, 2010

I attended the Huawei Broadband Summit at Auckland Hilton Hotel today. To say it was impressive is a huge understatement. I never really took Huawei (at least here in New Zealand) seriously until now. New Zealand was one of the first countries to sign a Free Trade Agreement with China not so … Read More

FTTH Cost Benefit Analysis? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Aug 17, 2010

In both New Zealand and Australia there have been many calls for the publishing of an accurate cost/benefit analysis to justify the taxpayer investment in the UFB and NBN networks. If you read the New Zealand Herald, you may have seen an excellent article by Chris Barton a couple of days ago. Chris’ comments are equally applicable to both countries’ … Read More

Senate Report: don’t do NBN - Light My Fibre

John Nixon May 20, 2010

Quote: “Considering that the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network is chaired by a Liberal senator, it’s not surprising that its latest report’s first recommendation is that “The government abandon the National Broadband Network project”. But since the government was unlikely to listen to that, it also proceeded to present a list of alternate recommendations.” Unquote Ther are … Read More

Seoul, Singapore anybody? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon May 19, 2010

A quiet moment before setting off to the FTTH Asia-Pacific Council Conference in Seoul, then the CommunicAsia Conference in Singapore. In Seoul I will be making a presentation titled ’Satellite TV over Fibre’, about the recent advances in RF Overlay, transmitting just about any TV broadcast program on the 1550 nm ITU standard wavelength, including analogue, digital and satellite transmissions … Read More

Vodafone and the UFB project? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon May 10, 2010

Vodafone has formed an alliance with Canadian company Axia NetMedia to bid for New Zealand’s planned ultrafast broadband project. Who would have thought? I was betting on the power companies with their nation-wide coverage of power lines and ducts. Or Telecom New Zealand et al. But Vodafone? They are a huge force, so their bid should not … Read More

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