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I love this

By Antonios Karantze, in , posted: 8-Dec-2008 15:54



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Comment by ZollyMonsta, on 8-Dec-2008 16:53

Not once, not twice, not three times... but four..
LOL that's so funny.


Author's note by antoniosk, on 8-Dec-2008 18:22

It's obviously a have by someone winding telecom up... especially the first 2 decisions (AMPS was going well fast in 1987, GSM in 1990 was a right pig as well until about 1999 - I was with Bellsouth when Wellington was rolled out, and the handsets were just dire).

But... Ms Wittens decision to go CDMA over GSM in 2000.... hmmm, well uninspiring... and T3G was a $40m overlay to the existing network, rather than a new build... still, hindsight....


Author's note by antoniosk, on 8-Dec-2008 18:23

It's obviously a have by someone winding telecom up... especially the first 2 decisions (AMPS was going well fast in 1987, GSM in 1990 was a right pig as well until about 1999 - I was with Bellsouth when Wellington was rolled out, and the handsets were just dire).

But... Ms Wittens decision to go CDMA over GSM in 2000.... hmmm, well uninspiring... and T3G was a $40m overlay to the existing network, rather than a new build... still, hindsight....


Comment by sbiddle, on 9-Dec-2008 07:04

While BellSouth's handsets may have been dire (except for the 2110) the quality of their network in Wgtn wasn't too bad. It was possible to hold a call while driving all the way from Upper Hutt to Wgtn and then to Porirua on BellSouth ~ 1996, something that was not possible with Telecom at the time. Then along came Vodafone who attempted to reconfigure the network and screw this up meaning this wasn't possible for many years!


Author's note by antoniosk, on 9-Dec-2008 07:42

I still remember when the Resource Management Act was being used to hold up deployment of the Island Bay cells... when the guy complaining came to court, he argued the cells would intefere with the aliens ability to land in his back garden (!!).... that little stunt delayed service by 18 months...


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Antonios Karantze
Wellington
New Zealand


I'm a born and bred Wellingtonian, and have chosen IT and Telecommunications as my industry, as a Commercial Manager.

Credits include but are not limited to:
- The O2 Xda smartphone range, and O2's range of 3G Mobile Internet services
- Numerous TelstraClear Mobile and IP voice products

In my journey through the industry I have worked at
- Bellsouth NZ
- Telecom NZ
- ICO Global
- T-Mobile International (formerly One2One Communications)
- O2 Plc
- TelstraClear
- Vodafone NZ

I'm a fan of technology, and what it can do for people and business... and I enjoy bringing new things to market and seeing them grow. Enjoy the blog, take the time to think about what I write - it's not technology heavy, and is my reflection on life and the people around me.