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Cloud
DSL still experiencing rapid rates of decline in OECD countries
High-speed fibre internet continues to be the most significant player in OECD countries, with growth rates still powering ahead of DSL.
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Cloud
GDP rise set for NZ, but OECD recommends digital transformation to drive growth
They say that digital apprenticeships should be developed to help drive forward this technological transformation, and particular assistance be provided for those pursuing digital careers.
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Fibre
High-speed fibre overtakes DSL internet for first time in OECD countries
The need to move work and home life activities online during COVID-19 led to a record 21.15 million new fixed broadband connections in the year to end-December 2020.
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Internet
COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divide
The crisis has accentuated our dependence on digital technologies and exposed the reality of the digital divides between and within countries.
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Fibre
High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet in nine OECD countries
Overall, fibre broadband connections have increased 3% from 24% to 27% in the space of one year, indicating that it is still a slow process for many countries.
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Mobile data
Mobile data usage causes huge demand for mobile broadband
In 2018, broadband subscriptions rose by 8%, or 108 million subscriptions, resulting in mobile broadband penetration reaching just under 110%.
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Inland Revenue
New Zealand rated 'compliant' in OECD tax transparency review
The OECD’s Global Forum issued the rating after examining NZ's laws and practices on the exchange of information with other tax authorities.
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Digital Transformation
AU behind in robot uptake, NZ named IoT leader - report ranks countries on digital tech
The report shows how Australia, New Zealand and other OECD countries are pushing ahead in developing new digital technologies.
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Facebook
Attracting customers a major challenge for SMEs – survey
Over 5,000 exporting SMEs globally were asked to consider the online tools that help them sell internationally.
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Education
NZ sitting rosy when it comes to education, OECD report finds
“No other OECD country spends a higher percentage of its public funding on education as New Zealand."
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OECD
World leaders sign on for digital economy
New Zealand is among countries across the world committing to work together to do more to seize the potential of the digital economy.
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Education
Kiwi principals back OCED's proposed education solutions
“The latest report addressing low performing students in OECD countries, including New Zealand, suggests innovative answers that we agree with."
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Amy Adams
New Zealand sitting pretty on global broadband stage
“These recent OECD statistics reflect the ongoing positive developments we’re making in New Zealand’s connectivity."
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Cloud
Modest yet solid recovery for ANZ IT
According to the latest Ovum report, the ANZ IT services market will show a modest recovery with growth above 4.