Modern Telecommunications in NZ Explained

This course has been updated for 2014. There will be more of a focus on the applications and benefits high speed broadband brings to people and businesses.


Auckland - 22 September


Smart Phones, Tablets, Ultra Fast Broadband, HDTV, Cloud Computing, Rural Broadband, Fibre Optics, 4G….what does it all mean, and more importantly, how can it help me and my Business? Do you need some clarity on current telecommunications systems and how the new applications they enable can help you?

Then you need this Management level day-long programme.  It’s a non-technical explanation of current telecommunications systems like fibre, wireless, 4G/LTE, Ethernet, UFB and RBI, and will provide you with a greater understanding of the language and acronyms and more importantly, what they could do for you and your business.

Delivered in a fun, interactive way with hands-on exercises and a quiz or two!


Management, Administrators, Human Resources, Marketing, Salespeople and others wanting a non-technical overview of current telco technologies and applications

Anyone who wants their business or community to make the most of fixed and mobile broadband and the new applications and ways of working/playing it enables. This programme will provide you with a solid understanding of telco technology basics and how it all works together, in simple English.


  • Understand modern broadband enabled by Fibre, V-DSL and 4G Mobile
  • Understand the language and acronyms surrounding the UFB & RBI
  • Understand how new applications and new ways of working will lead to efficiencies and productivity gains


  • To clarify the language & technologies surrounding Fibre Optics Networks
  • To understand the drivers for the Ultra Fast & Rural Broadband Networks.
  • Understand V-DSL, G-PON, Ethernet and 4G, the technologies used and benefits and limitations
  • To understand new IP services and what they mean to us


Auckland - 15 September

Wellington - 17 September

Dunedin - 18 September


"Ideas on Tap" Victoria Business School Research Talks at The Thistle Inn

The Role of Information Technology in Business Productivity: It’s more important than you think

In a world where organisations are in constant movement, the role of IT becomes more significant than ever. For a long time, managers have invested in IT to increase the productivity of their firm. What they might not have realised is that certain ways of doing so also increases dramatically their capacity to capitalise on reorganisation efforts. The ability of the firm to benefit from organisational change is highly dependent on the quality of its IT resources. Professor Benoit Aubert will discuss the role IT plays in productivity improvement and in the capacity of the firm to innovate. Research results provide guidelines for managers to help them get the most benefits from these investments.

• Date: Tuesday 25 February
• Time: 5.30pm (for a 5.45pm start)
• Venue: Upstairs at The Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave Street, Wellington

RSVP by Monday 24 February to or telephone 04-463 6888.
Get a drink from the cash bar and join us for this informal talk about current research carried out at Victoria Business School.

About Professor Benoit Aubert

Benoit A. Aubert is Professor of Information Systems in the School of Information Management. His work investigates the management of IT in organisations. Previously, he has been Professor at HEC Montreal
(the first Business School in Canada) and CEO of CIRANO (a university-enterprise joint venture).