DonGould: As for transit to .au being $6, again and again and again everyone on all the public facing lists talks about that not being the problem, we know that. The problem is again and again and again is said to be the national transit.
If I'm wrong, cool. How do we fix it because clearly we're not managing at present.
Australia has better value than we do.
So... if we all agree the actual issue is the cost of national transit why do you keep on going on about wanting to land another international cable.
- SCCN has the same costs to land data in NZ as it does in AU from the US.
- 5% of SCCN usage goes to NZ the vast majority goes to AU. One could also assume the larger AU telco's get better deals since they are using the cable more. SCCN is a business afterall and would give larger discounts to larger customers.
- SCCN has been going now for 12 years so one could assume it's already covered its initial setup costs or well on it's way.
- SCCN are contining to do upgrades to exponentially increase capacity.
- SCCN have been reducing prices on the cable year on year since.
- There is already compeition for cables into AU.
So one could "assume" that the price of wholesale internet by SCCN to NZ is "fair".
If anyone was going to build a new cable, it IMHO should be based off building a new cable to AU and through the grace of god come via NZ like SCCN did (thanks I would say probably due to Telecom being 50% owner)
Have a look at: http://www.submarinecablemap.com/
And see how it really works in the world.
Building another cable such as PF or Kordia's Optikor, or this Kawaiki endeavour is a process in throwing away money. Strangely enough Venture Capitialises don't like throwing away money hence why none of these will get off the ground. The idea that you would land the cable anywhere other than Auckland is just insanity.