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Topic # 101383 30-Apr-2012 22:03 Send private message

When Orcon announced their ufb plans in early March, Slingshot said they would be announcing plans in April.

/me looks at the clock

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  Reply # 617711 30-Apr-2012 22:31 Send private message

Did they? When I asked them they said sometime in the near future..




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  Reply # 617713 30-Apr-2012 22:36 Send private message

Google found this for me:
http://www.techday.co.nz/netguide/news/orcons-ufb-pricing-ploy-brave-or-foolish/22166/

Second to last paragraph:

...CallPlus and Slingshot may be the next major ISPs out of the blocks, saying they plan to release UFB pricing details next month. But as CallPlus/Slingshot CEO Mark Callander has pointed out, customers are unlikely to get excited about the new service until they see fibre cable being laid outside their home...


Nothing about April though.

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  Reply # 617717 30-Apr-2012 22:46

raindr: When Orcon announced their ufb plans in early March, Slingshot said they would be announcing plans in April.

/me looks at the clock


.5% of the country has UFB and people are already getting anxious that they may miss out.




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  Reply # 617728 30-Apr-2012 23:01 Send private message

dontpanic42: Google found this for me:
http://www.techday.co.nz/netguide/news/orcons-ufb-pricing-ploy-brave-or-foolish/22166/

Second to last paragraph:

...CallPlus and Slingshot may be the next major ISPs out of the blocks, saying they plan to release UFB pricing details next month. But as CallPlus/Slingshot CEO Mark Callander has pointed out, customers are unlikely to get excited about the new service until they see fibre cable being laid outside their home...


Nothing about April though.

If it was written in March, then the bit " saying they plan to release UFB pricing details next month" would make it April. Guess they didn't take into account all the public holidays this month.



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  Reply # 618194 2-May-2012 08:39 Send private message

"customers are unlikely to get excited about the new service until they see fibre cable being laid outside their home"

I seen it. Want to see slingshot's plans to know how excited I should be.

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  Reply # 618232 2-May-2012 10:16 Send private message

based on the publicly available wholesale costs, it will actually cost Slingshot MORE to provide UFB than it will toprovide broadband over their unbundled equipment (the 'better network') so don't hold your breath too much.

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  Reply # 618267 2-May-2012 11:09 Send private message

Hi guys, 

Message from marketing as below. 

Thanks,
Ben

Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) is being rolled out across NZ and will deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps/50Mbps. Slingshot will be announcing its new plans soon but our Homeline & Broadband customers can expect our entry-level plans to cost the same super-cheap prices and big data caps for a Homeline and Broadband with NZ’s biggest data allowances PLUS 20 free voicemail, call waiting and caller display.  






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  Reply # 619111 3-May-2012 22:50 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: based on the publicly available wholesale costs, it will actually cost Slingshot MORE to provide UFB than it will toprovide broadband over their unbundled equipment (the 'better network') so don't hold your breath too much.


Maybe - Orcon managed to offer their bottom tier fibre on much the same terms as their naked DSL.  I'm just hoping they'll have an offpeak period, or discounted local traffic.

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  Reply # 619130 3-May-2012 23:44 Send private message

The cost all comes down to backhaul. The ISPs with the most developed backhaul networks will have an advantage. UFB is a whole different beast to the current xDSL services out there, and if the current backhaul pricing is to stand I don't think it will be a viable service to offer until enough scale is obtained.

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