Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Vodafone disappointed with Chorus decision to suspend scheduled Dialogue Briefing
Posted on 28-Nov-2013 10:41. | Tags Filed under: News.



Vodafone is disappointed that Chorus has suspended its scheduled Dialogue Briefing around new, faster fibre services.

Last month, Chorus announced an industry consultation on a proposed new range of Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) products, giving Retail Service Providers (RSPs) the opportunity to offer faster speeds and better value over fibre.

This process has now been postponed by Chorus.

Vodafone has been vocal in its views on accelerating New Zealand’s fibre future. The company has been pushing for faster speeds to create a clear distinction between copper – particularly VDSL – and fibre, making UFB more compelling and attractive, so customers find the decision to shift straightforward. Whilst the Chorus proposals did not go as far as they needed to, Vodafone supported the move as a step in the right direction.

Vodafone CEO, Russell Stanners says New Zealanders deserve faster speeds and better products than are currently offered by Local Fibre Companies (LFCs).

“The current entry level UFB speed on offer of 30Mbps down is dismal when compared to international benchmarks and what’s currently available on copper networks in New Zealand. The introduction of VDSL products in the market has made entry level fibre offerings redundant.

“The UFB initiative was premised on improving New Zealand’s international competitiveness, but we risk falling behind the speeds and services available in other countries – such as Singapore, Japan and Korea.”

Stanners continues: “If Chorus – and the other LFCs – feel unable to provide the layer 2 services we believe customers need, the Government should look to bring forward the unbundling of the fibre network and let others have a go.”



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Gareth Morgan is a genius
Created by Satch, last reply by frankv on 9-Dec-2016 23:18 (152 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


NZ Prime Minister John Key Resigns
Created by ajobbins, last reply by elpenguino on 9-Dec-2016 12:44 (217 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


The President Of The USA - Who do you think?
Created by TimA, last reply by DarthKermit on 8-Dec-2016 16:22 (909 replies)
Pages... 59 60 61


Spark wireless broadband and home /lan access: CGNAT limitations
Created by yokkem, last reply by BarTender on 8-Dec-2016 15:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark not planning to deploy native IPv6 at all. Ever.
Created by Erayd, last reply by sbiddle on 7-Dec-2016 20:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Woooaaahh earthquake 2016-11-14
Created by Fred99, last reply by DarthKermit on 9-Dec-2016 16:16 (471 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Wilson's Car Park - When Free is not free
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by cr250bromo on 9-Dec-2016 09:30 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


JB Hifi Cost & GST Sale - 7th Dec
Created by Finch, last reply by Kopkiwi on 7-Dec-2016 15:11 (16 replies)
Pages... 2