Check out a thoughtful post by Mark Clare on the Valuecruncher blog. He points out that Private Equity firms are able to raise debt (borrow money) at much lower interest rates than other potential Yellow Pages purchasers (such as Telstra, whose shareholders demand more return than low interest rates). By plonking a huge amount of […]
Some interesting things to glean from Telecom’s consumer strategy document, and the wholesale technology document – presented at an analyst day today. Read it – there is a lot there. (Juha found these) Firstly – it is actually not that bad – the strategy seems coherent. Secondly – The biggest source of retail income (page […]
If I cannot understand it, why do you think I will buy it? The link is a landing page from a Vodafone ad in Stuff. It starts off with a ‘due to huge demand the blah blah blah has sold out”, continues on to list a confussingly long list of T’s and C’s and I […]
“Fraudband” – what a great word “THE Fairfax Media chief executive, David Kirk, has labelled broadband in Australia “fraudband” because it is too expensive and slow. “ Sad to see Australia go through the same issues as we have here. “Mr Kirk said the problem was not government policy but the state of the market, […]
Go Tui – who managed to sneak a look at TVNZ’s new site. Read/Write web has also blogged about how TVNZ.com will be positioned as a third channel. The site seems lovely to look at (looks like there is some nice ajax action, and the download speed tester recognises the constraints we have here) Tragically […]
Orcon has a very basic appeal to potential customers: Don’t give Telecom your money. It isn’t really compelling (well for most people…) as the prices are essentially the same, but apparently that too will change. Scoopit!
Since the 23rd of Jan I have used a paltry 1.48 Gb on my home account. (well I was away for a bit) That would cost, in Telecom’s mobile Broadband calculator, about $650 on the ‘Mobile Broadband 400 plan’ (that’s the cheap plan – the casual plan would cost me $12,000). That’s $600 for 8 […]
Sign me up – metro area Broadband is a savvy Wellington City Council’s response to lackluster telcos. Please just do it. We all know the Telecom debacle, but I’m frustrated at how lame Citylink is after what was such a promising and early start. I thought they would have owned the Wellington region by now. […]
here $8m = $2 per kiwi. whatever.
I’ve been a fark fan for a while – it’s completely irreverent – even a ‘collosal waste of time’ according to founder Drew Curtis. Meanwhile PlentyofFish is the biggest online dating site in the world, also ‘according to its founder’ – Markus Brooks. What’s amazing about these two huge sites is that they each have […]
Would that Telecom could get the basics right… I don’t want money back, I want usable internet service. Being back in NZ means being back in the primitive ages of the internet. My (“max-speed”) access here at home is pathetic compared to France, UK and USA. It is too slow and unreliable for YouTube. How […]
Yellow pages launched Yellowlife, which will spam you with advertisers junk if you register big life events with them. (marriage etc.). Sorry – it’s a tool to help you plan big events. It’s a good idea in principle, and it is good to see a new site laucnhed. I do have three issues though… 1: […]