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Report brings facts for the fluffy functional foods and nutraceuticals industries - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 22, 2011

You have to give Coriolis top marks for what it has come up with in its food report for the Ministry of Economic Development on ‘Nutraceuticals & Foods for Health’. This paper hovers between information and knowledge, with enough observations … Continue reading → … 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

Quigley’s big stand: the full speech - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Aug 19, 2010

Mike Quigley had retired from an exemplary career in the telecoms field. He had succeeded in beating first Leukaemia, then a brain tumor years later and completed a 30 year brilliant career with Alcatel-Lucent in the US, France etc. Then he was coaxed back to lead the new NBN Co in Australia as their CEO. After accepting this challenging position, … 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

NBN – To Be or Not to Be // UFB -Steady as she goes - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Aug 10, 2010

As we approach the Australian federal elections, the future of NBN (National Broadband Network) is on the chopping block. I follow passionately the current debate, because the outcome, whichever way it goes, will have major repercussions for Australia’s economy. I have written about this project several times in the past, and am a firm believer in the long-term benefits of … Read More

New Zealand Broadband Infrastructure Deployment - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Oct 18, 2009

On Friday I attended here in Auckland the New Zealand Govenment’s latest workshop on this country’s National Broadband Network. I was frankly very positively surprised by the presentations. The NZ program differs substantially from that of Australia. The initial thust is to encourage, possibly help fund, the deployment of dark fibre around, to and between the main population centres of … Read More