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Topic # 111278 29-Oct-2012 14:57 Send private message

Just received a press release for a NBN service provided by Commander, a part of M2 Telecommunications Group Ltd. I am posting these here just for a rough comparison and discussion.

NBN Business Fibre Plans
Plan nameLine Interface SpeedQuotaStand AloneMin Total Cost
(24 mth contract)
Business Fibre50Mbps / 20Mbps300 GBAU$114.95AU$2,758.80
Business Fibre Plus100Mbps / 40Mbps1000 GBAU$144.95AU$3,478.80
Business Fibre with Enhanced Support50Mbps / 20Mbps300 GBAU$131.95AU$3,166.8
Business Fibre Plus with Enhanced Support100Mbps / 40Mbps1000 GBAU$161.95AU$3,886.80


Prices are obviously in Australian dollar.




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  Reply # 708473 29-Oct-2012 15:21 Send private message

Hmmm, 60% premium for a business plan over the iiNet Residential where you can get 100/40 and 1TB traffic for $99/month




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  Reply # 708496 29-Oct-2012 15:56 Send private message

So what are the differences with the business plan? Better SLA or contention ratios?

Also from my experience data in Australia in terms of bandwidth pricing seems more expensive than NZ? They have this thing about usage based pricing rather than per mbps.





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  Reply # 708504 29-Oct-2012 16:01 Send private message

I would guess it's the better SLA like UFB, Enhanced SLA costing $25-50 here allowed for SLA based service restore times of under 8 hours




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  Reply # 711825 4-Nov-2012 16:43 Send private message

Something i have noticed about other countries-

Almost everyone in NZ has very good internet speeds - 5mbits+, with an average of 10.9mbits
And in most of our DSL markets, there are no price differences between speed tiers - its mostly just Full Speed ADSL2+, dependant on loop length.

Where as overseas, if you are a small business, suddenly there is a price jump.
And for many DSL markets in the USA, 2 megabits is still the standard speed.

Forgotten what my point was now.




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