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.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 
3002 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 643

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 687033 17-Sep-2012 11:56 Send private message

The only reason I can see for a different landing point is disaster tolerance. For example, you could land it at Tauranga on one side of the North Island and Raglan on the other. That's close enough to Auckland to keep transit costs down (although the terrain between Tauranga and Raglan isn't particularly friendly for laying a cable) but also far enough away from Auckland that a disaster big enough to take out the landing sites in Auckland *and* the new cable would likely result in the top of the north island being a smoking crater without anyone left to care.




iPad Air + iPhone 5S + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

87 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 687070 17-Sep-2012 12:32 Send private message

Teltra has sold TelstraClear NZ to vodafone, why?

My guess is to clear the decks for a takeover of Telecom.

If this happens will the Commerce Commision determine the merger would lead to a monopoly is submarine cable services and force the merged entity to divest itself of one of its submarine cables as a condition of approval?

Have plan, send $NZD50m
3498 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Subscriber

  Reply # 687072 17-Sep-2012 12:35 Send private message

SaltyNZ: The only reason I can see for a different landing point is disaster tolerance.


TGA is on the east coast though.  Beccara already pointed out all the content is in Sydney currently, and we know that Sydney already has 3 competitive cables feeding it.


Are you suggesting that another cable coming from .us would be more competitive than just pulling content from Sydney?






Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - [email protected]


Have plan, send $NZD50m
3498 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Subscriber

  Reply # 687080 17-Sep-2012 12:45 Send private message

Ragnor: Good luck waiting for the state sector to build a new cable landing somewhere else in the country in the current economic climate, in an industry they have no expertise in and that is not core business.


[my bold]

I think you're right.  Telecommunications is not govt core business at all currently, and I very much doubt it ever will be.

However, govt needs to keep people interested in core business.   To me that means backing us up, with at least keeping us on the same page as our closest neighbour in terms of internet access to homes.

$200 million dollars of investment into the south to bring New Zealand up to par with the 'home value' that Australians get seems to me to be a good first step.

We keep reading story after story in the news about New Zealanders leaving NZ.  Is it any wonder when 'brain' jobs can't be done at home?

Govt wants tourists and farming.

My mum spends here retirement enjoying playing bridge with many friends in the US.  She tells me time and time again that she can't convince her friends to come here because they have no access to US TV while they're away and many of the 'partners' don't want to miss out on local US sport.

I can understand the feeling of not wanting to go somewhere when you're just disconnected.  I get that for many of us a holiday means being away from our computers, but for many, they want to be connected while they're away or they just don't go.

Farmers also want wifes and kids.

Today's kids aren't going to stay at home and work on farms to grow up in a disconnected world.  Even in our cities our kids are constantly heading over seas.

Personally I can see every reason for government to step up and be part of getting New Zealand to at least have a common amount of internet value with Australia.






Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - [email protected]


3002 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 643

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 687084 17-Sep-2012 12:54 Send private message

DonGould: 

Are you suggesting that another cable coming from .us would be more competitive than just pulling content from Sydney?



Given that, ultimately, most of it comes from the US in the first place: yes, of course. Adding middle men is never an advantage.




iPad Air + iPhone 5S + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by Technofreak on 25-Jan-2015 22:16 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Police above the law ?
Created by heylinb4nz, last reply by Geektastic on 24-Jan-2015 13:22 (115 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


How (not) to run a hotel
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Glassboy on 25-Jan-2015 22:10 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by nyquist on 25-Jan-2015 10:24 (128 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Customer services changes
Created by freitasm, last reply by mattbush on 22-Jan-2015 15:29 (102 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Best place to buy mid-level laptop with SSD?
Created by SumnerBoy, last reply by richms on 24-Jan-2015 14:33 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by TLD on 26-Jan-2015 05:14 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Who gives the best after hours fault service?
Created by Wadec, last reply by quickymart on 25-Jan-2015 18:07 (18 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.