Tag: gigatown

Jan 14

Looking back at 2014 : wearable technology and fast-Internet brawl

Last year, I had  a look at how science and innovation are made Down Under. In some ways, I saw similarities with another country I know, France. But, at the same time, I discovered a few technological issues very specific to New Zealand. I’ll try to do a small recap here. Wearable tech New Zealand …

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Dec 09

Dunedin is Gigarich

700,000 dollars are attributed to Dunedin for developping ultra-fast broadband (UFB) internet, with the help of the telecom company Chorus. This closes a one-year long campaign of lobbying and promoting fibre internet towards New Zealanders. Finally, it’s a big town. On the 26th of November, Dunedin, the most populated city over 4 other finalists, won …

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Sep 19

When is New Zealand fast internet future ?

Gigatown competition is making a lot of fuss right now on New Zealand social networks. This is how one city will win a cheap access to a Gigabyte-per-second (Gbit/s) internet access. But critics argue that high speed fibre optics is unlikely to happen in one place, and rather needs a national development plan. By the …

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