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Topic # 64334 13-Jul-2010 14:50
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This is for anyone who cannot receive standard ADSL in Hawke's Bay and do not want to have to pay extremely high fees for satellitle or slow wireless options. A new wireless company may soon be entering the Hawke's Bay market with speeds of roughly 4-5mbps at very reasonable prices. Even if you can receive adsl.. it may be very slow and this may be another option.

Let me know where you are in HB and if you can see any towers in the area. Great alternative if you cant get descent wireless (e.g airnet) this may possibly be cheaper.


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  Reply # 350768 13-Jul-2010 15:11
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Hey there - I'm in Napier, and I think you'll be pushing it uphill for urban clients now ADSL2 is being rolled out here.

However, couple years ago I nearly went with Airnet - only thing stopping me was they only offered a 2 line package (about $140) as they were targeting business clients. If they'd had a single line I would have signed up. Just my 2c if you have any input into the business/pricing model. 

Good luck - I think the geographical layout of the Bay makes it an ideal target for wireless. 

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  Reply # 350936 13-Jul-2010 17:17
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I live in Taradale in front of Puketapu hill.

If you told me which direction to look for a tower, I could tell you if I see one.

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  Reply # 352825 17-Jul-2010 22:30
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Lol
Too many wireless ISP's already operate in hawkes bay
There is Airnet, INHB, Kordia (Orcon / Farmside / Iconz), Araneo, and a couple of others.




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  Reply # 352993 18-Jul-2010 15:30
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raytaylor: Lol
Too many wireless ISP's already operate in hawkes bay
There is Airnet, INHB, Kordia (Orcon / Farmside / Iconz), Araneo, and a couple of others.


Although that may be true, due to our terrain many of those ISP's are not in coverage of rural communities. For an example where I live we have a reasonable sized community with LOS to the nearest tower although the only service we can receive is Araneo. And the service through Araneo is extremely over priced (often reaching up to $500 per month). Also most companies only offer services through Kordia Extend which offers very limited speeds (max of 1mbps).

The idea with the development of a new provider is that they will offer competitative pricing and speeds for those communities which have limited service and gain markets in areas where other wireless ISP's are currently operational.

I find it hard to beleive that they can be classified as 'too many' when many areas cannot receive service. I would beleive this when pricing is competitative and coverage is increased.

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  Reply # 353018 18-Jul-2010 16:53
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What areas do you propose to cover?




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  Reply # 353170 19-Jul-2010 00:13
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Starplay: A new wireless company may soon be entering the Hawke's Bay market


Are you involved with them or have you heard a rumour?

If you are working for said company, you would be best to indicate this early on, as astroturfing is against the FUGs here.

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  Reply # 353285 19-Jul-2010 11:11
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Starplay:For an example where I live we have a reasonable sized community with LOS to the nearest tower although the only service we can receive is Araneo.


For what it is, Araneo is pretty well priced. They dont use GURL based spectrum - I understand it to be all licensed spectrum.

I am interested in finding out what area you live in.




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  Reply # 354481 21-Jul-2010 14:01
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nate:
Starplay: A new wireless company may soon be entering the Hawke's Bay market


Are you involved with them or have you heard a rumour?

If you are working for said company, you would be best to indicate this early on, as astroturfing is against the FUGs here.


Im not working for the company... I contacted them about their services and they said that they were looking to extend into Hawke's Bay. Although they wanted to know more about the market here and to do a bit of research on other covered areas. I said that I would be interested and would see if anyone else is in the same circumstances as me.



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  Reply # 354484 21-Jul-2010 14:07
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raytaylor:
Starplay:For an example where I live we have a reasonable sized community with LOS to the nearest tower although the only service we can receive is Araneo.


For what it is, Araneo is pretty well priced. They dont use GURL based spectrum - I understand it to be all licensed spectrum.

I am interested in finding out what area you live in.


If you know of a company that has reasonably priced Araneo plans please let me know as I would love to sign up for it. The only sort of plans that I have found to date have been extremely exspensive e.g 5mbps and 5GB of data for $400 per month!

Do Araneo do any ISP services themselves at all? Last time I looked they didnt.

I live in rural Havelock North. (The southern side of the city).


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  Reply # 354524 21-Jul-2010 16:11
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INHB / Wasp has good coverage around havelock north, and airnet runs off of Mt Threave.
When you say southern, do you mean you are in the city limits or are you in the semi rural area near Mt Erin Road / middle road or between havelock north and pakipaki?

PM me if you want because i am quite knowledgable on this stuff around hawkes bay.




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  Reply # 354582 21-Jul-2010 18:47
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Starplay: If you know of a company that has reasonably priced Araneo plans please let me know as I would love to sign up for it. The only sort of plans that I have found to date have been extremely exspensive e.g 5mbps and 5GB of data for $400 per month!


It is a rock solid service with very low latency (similar to fibre).  We had a client join when Araneo was just starting up and were amazed at what they were capable of delivering.  Expensive, yes, but you really get what you pay for.

Starplay: Do Araneo do any ISP services themselves at all? Last time I looked they didnt.


Last time I checked they didn't, they only provide access.





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  Reply # 355339 23-Jul-2010 13:41
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nate:
Starplay: If you know of a company that has reasonably priced Araneo plans please let me know as I would love to sign up for it. The only sort of plans that I have found to date have been extremely exspensive e.g 5mbps and 5GB of data for $400 per month!


It is a rock solid service with very low latency (similar to fibre).  We had a client join when Araneo was just starting up and were amazed at what they were capable of delivering.  Expensive, yes, but you really get what you pay for.

Starplay: Do Araneo do any ISP services themselves at all? Last time I looked they didnt.


Last time I checked they didn't, they only provide access.




I agree... They do provide a very good service.

But for a residential connection it is just not possible for me. $400 - $500 per month on an internet connection is just way too high. I realise that for a rural connection I will need to pay more than the average user, but I cant afford those sort of extremes.

But yes... Their service is very good... And if I could afford it I would definatly join!



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  Reply # 355350 23-Jul-2010 13:55
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raytaylor: INHB / Wasp has good coverage around havelock north, and airnet runs off of Mt Threave.
When you say southern, do you mean you are in the city limits or are you in the semi rural area near Mt Erin Road / middle road or between havelock north and pakipaki?

PM me if you want because i am quite knowledgable on this stuff around hawkes bay.


The closest site that Airnet runs to us is TeMata peak.... but we are just out of range of that (one hill in the way) and Wasp runs theirs from about 200m back from Airnet so the same problem exists there.

We are in the rural area behind Mt Erin. As far as I know Mt Erin Road can receive ADSL and some of Middle Road (not too sure how much of Middle Road gets it). we are in Kahuranaki.

We have clear LOS to Mt Erin and Kahuranaki. And once ontop of the closest rise/hil TeMata peak.



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  Reply # 355362 23-Jul-2010 14:22
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Starplay:
raytaylor: INHB / Wasp has good coverage around havelock north, and airnet runs off of Mt Threave.
When you say southern, do you mean you are in the city limits or are you in the semi rural area near Mt Erin Road / middle road or between havelock north and pakipaki?

PM me if you want because i am quite knowledgable on this stuff around hawkes bay.


The closest site that Airnet runs to us is TeMata peak.... but we are just out of range of that (one hill in the way) and Wasp runs theirs from about 200m back from Airnet so the same problem exists there.

We are in the rural area behind Mt Erin. As far as I know Mt Erin Road can receive ADSL and some of Middle Road (not too sure how much of Middle Road gets it). we are in Kahuranaki.

We have clear LOS to Mt Erin and Kahuranaki. And once ontop of the closest rise/hil TeMata peak.


In case the last bit didnt seem quite clear "And once ontop of the closest rise/hil TeMata peak" It is meaning that once ontop of the hill that isnt that big you can see TeMata peak.

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  Reply # 356363 26-Jul-2010 09:45
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Hi Starplay, I am the Sales Manager for Airnet. Have you had Airnet run a coverage check for you? Reason I ask is we have a Kahuranki wireless sector that may see your property if you are in Kahuraniki. PM me your address and I can check it out for you.

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