Pacific Fibre II: Background and questions for new players

Kim.com is the first, among many I believe, to try to¬†resurrect the case for Pacific Fibre. This has created a bit of a media kerfuffle, and so let’s get some background and questions for Kim and any other potential new players to answer. I remain a very strong believer in the business case for a …

Meeting the high resolution challenge

(Also posted on Pacific Fibre’s blog) The iPhone retina display is awesome – not quite perfect, but incredibly high resolution that you can look at for a long time. It has 326 pixels per inch, and 0.614 total megapixels. That’s not a lot of megapixels when we compare to the latest cameras with well over …

Photo opportunity

A photo from last year’s visit by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. US submarine cable vendor TE Subcom invited Pacific Fibre along to an American Chamber of Commerce event in Christchurch, and Pacific Fibre CEO Mark Rushworth and I went along. Thanks for that. Our time with Secretary Clinton was necessarily very short – a …

Big data – what will you use it for?

I was speaking to a colleague today in Australia – he was upset that Telstra¬† increased his data plan to 50 GB without changing the price. His point was that he only uses 4 GB per month, but Telstra gave no option for him to reduce his cost by reducing his cap – the next …