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Topic # 7170 24-Mar-2006 20:59
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Good idea Voda getting into the home broadband market. They are the sort of company who can prove that you don't need wires. Wonder how Slingshot and ihug will react to that threat? Demand the government unbundle the wireless loop?

Telstra have effectively abandoned this country and Woosh are not expanding. Vodafone have the money and the customer base to really make a go of it, which is great for NZ.





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Reply # 31446 24-Mar-2006 21:17
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Indeed. And it shouldn't be dependant on leaching on Telecoms network/ADSL.




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Yes it is only the beginning.

So much so I think Telecom see's this as actually going to happen being forced by the Commerce Commission to investigate Vodafone’s request for an access determination in relation to interconnection with Telecom’s fixed network. Yes Telecom has blocked requests to talk and to deal on this subject as its protecting its market.
 
The new Telecom Freedom Plan is Telecom getting in first and using their monolopy on the local loop.

Bring on unbundling yes you Telecom stalwarts will actually see real competation and choice of providers and real competation and NO Im not a Vodafone devote.

As long as as we have a a monolopy we wont get real choice and Im not saying that choice is Vodafone as at now there is no real alternative some pro's and cons with Vodafone, Woosh , Telstra and Callplus to name a few.

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Reply # 31453 24-Mar-2006 23:36
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Lipex666:So much so I think Telecom see's this as actually going to happen being forced by the Commerce Commission to investigate Vodafone’s request for an access determination in relation to interconnection with Telecom’s fixed network. Yes Telecom has blocked requests to talk and to deal on this subject as its protecting its market.
 
The new Telecom Freedom Plan is Telecom getting in first and using their monolopy on the local loop.

That was my feeling also. Were it not for Vodafone's attempt to enter the 'fixed line' market, I think that the Commerce Commission would deem this latest promotion from Telecom to be anti-competitive. The fact that Telecom have gone ahead and launched this product suggests that there is a good chance that Vodafone will succeed in obtaining lower interconnection rates where their users are within a certain locality, which can only be good for the consumer.

This sort of thing makes me feel far more positive than the tired old LLU debate.

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To add to this I dont see Vodafone as saying as they have always done its "Mobile" everything "mobile" and there current new push is to provide your total telecommunications needs and there new phrase is home office business.

As we read this is rolling out in countries like Germany where the local netwok is unbundled.

More players and a open network is better for us all.

I do like the thought of ADSL2+ which will start in June and hopefully Ihug offers this and this will be my first choice due to what it will cost me as if on T3G or HSDPA I cant see this being as cheap as Im only sitting at home on my desktop.




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