At the recent telcon9 conference in Auckland, Michael Cranna, managing director of Epitiro Technologies had some interesting things to say about our broadband. Epitiro is a global provider of broadband benchmarking data and hence is apparently as neutral as they come. While Cranna admitted that we’re a work in progress, his comments give some cause for optimism. Key points;

  • Our focus should shift from penetration to speed (a contention that I don’t 100% agree with)
  • Our current average BB speed is 3Mbps which is comparable to the UK (but behind Australia)
  • Our results are close to the international benchmark
  • Our planned, and announced future investment put us “up there” with the rest of the world

There were criticisms, but Cranna said our new regulatory framework puts us in a good position going forward – at last some optimism!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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