Copyright 2005 Ofer Shoshani
Investing in New Zealand might be much easier than investing in other western countries, thank to excellent infrastructure, low taxes and assistance of supportive NZ government.
Technological Face of New Zealand
New Zealand has a unique reputation within global market place. This country offers a complicated dichotomy – a technological savvy environment with a laid back attitude. New Zealanders are known for their ability to get things done, their wiliness to be on cutting-edge of technology, and their friendly, welcoming attitudes. This combination comes together to form an inviting environment for investment.
New Zealand – All Wired Up
New Zealand has made aggressive steps towards encouraging investment and advance technology interests. In fact, New Zealanders are notorious for being early adopters of technology. New Zealand has one of highest investments in information technology in proportion of GDP in world. New Zealand may be on other side of world, but aggressive technological advances make New Zealand seem like a next-door neighbor.
New Zealand has several sophisticated telecommunication access points, with companies such as AT&T, British Telecom, Bell Atlantic, Sprint Cable & Wireless and Telstra operating affiliate sites in New Zealand. In 2000, Southern Cross Cable established a sophisticated fibre optic system through out New Zealand, linking via satellite systems to San Francisco, Hawaii, Australia and Fiji. This high powered system allows transfer of data at lightening speeds, equivalent of two full-length motion pictures every second.
New Zealand’s Potential