Tagged: crown fibre holdings

FTTH Any News? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 28, 2010

I’m back to New Zealand now from Australia. At least things are calm and quiet here, the Gillard versus Abbott debate ramps up over there. NBN is not the only election issue of course. But it is one of the three or four major issues. For those interested, I would recommend you read the following reports: http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/beerfiles/40656-coalition-faces-massive-voter-backlash-over-nbn-scrap-plan http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/coalition-must-get-online-on-broadband-20100726-10rvw.html Here we … Read More

New Zealand: UFB – Australia: NBN - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 18, 2010

I’ve been at my home in Australia for a few weeks watching the political wrangling into the next Federal election on 21 August 2010. The National Broadband Network (NBN) is about number four on the list of important political issues. Tony Abbott has promised to scrap the NBN if the Liberal-Country Party coalition wins power. I am … Read More

The UFB last 20 km. - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 05, 2010

I’ve recently had multiple requests from housing estate developers as to what, how, when and where the planned UFB will affect their projects. Understandably it’s costly and wasteful to install copper phone lines and television distribution systems if the planned fibre can carry the voice, data and video (which it can very easily). The UFB data released so far … 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