New Zealand desperately needs a second cable. As the Green’s discussion paper on this issue pointed out: New Zealand is reliant on a single fibre optic cable system connecting us to the rest of the world. Will Hawaiki’s cable deliver?
Yesterday Steven Joyce launched another glossy report into the ICT industry. The ICT Sector report highlights strengths of the industry and challenges such as finding enough skilled workers but the report fails to recommend any steps the Government could take and in fact misleads how Government is supporting this sector.