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.




1662 posts

Uber Geek


#115516 28-Mar-2013 12:49
Send private message

Hi, this got me interested.  Why is the Telecom affordable plan at 30Mbit while at least one other they offer 50Mbit or the 100Mbit?  Secondly, the site says sign a contract and you have a copper line as well.  But it also says the following - is that juts for alarms and sky tv or is that for everything voice copper?

For an initial period, likely most of 2013, Telecom will continue to run voice services over a copper connection. We will give 30 days’ notice before transitioning voice services to Fibre. When we move your voice services to Fibre we will disconnect your copper line. This will affect the functionality of services such as medical and monitored alarms that use the copper connection to communicate with emergency services, so please make sure any equipment is moved to Fibre before the copper is disconnected.

Create new topic
4446 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #788562 28-Mar-2013 12:58
Send private message

the 30Mbit question is a complete non-issue. You should direct any questions about the speed of the offerings (in terms of headline rate at least) to the LFCs or CFH. Telecom is simply purchasing and supplying a service from the LFC(s)

The other question about Copper is fair. It is for all POTS services (including voice, alarms, sky etc) and it's being provisioned that way so that customers can get the UFB broadband services they want, while retaining the extremely reliable voice services they demand. Once the Telecom VOIP offering has been developed and tested to meet the levels we demand from it, it will become the voice offering for UFB customers.

Any discussions at that stage about specific alarms, faxes etc are a completely different story :-)

Cheers - N




--

 

Please note all comments are the product of my own brain and don't necessarily represent the position or opinions of my employer, previous employers, colleagues, friends or pets.


BDFL - Memuneh
67863 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #788566 28-Mar-2013 13:02
Send private message

There's an ongoing discussion. Also please join our chat at 130pm today and you can ask questions directly to Telecom.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.