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Topic # 13824 30-May-2007 22:59
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According to the Herald:

News that Communications Minister David Cunliffe would make a wide ranging telecommunications speech tomorrow had "scared" investors fearful of the unknown. Telecom's share price dropped 6c to 482.

It will be interesting to see what is in store tomorrow...

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  Reply # 72924 31-May-2007 00:25
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Hmm

/me tunes into Geekzone for breaking news.

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  Reply # 72928 31-May-2007 05:40
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I'd imagine this would be about the 2.3 and 2.5 GHz frequency auction, the MED website says the decision will be announced by the end of May, and Peter Griffin has an article on it here.

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  Reply # 72932 31-May-2007 06:38
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Grant17: According to the Herald:

News that Communications Minister David Cunliffe would make a wide ranging telecommunications speech tomorrow had "scared" investors fearful of the unknown. Telecom's share price dropped 6c to 482.

It will be interesting to see what is in store tomorrow...


This would be Ernie's event, commonly known as TUANZ?

I believe the speech by Allan Freeth "what's Telstra doing" right after Teresa Gattung's "where i'm going next" might be of equal interest....




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  Reply # 72933 31-May-2007 06:43
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antoniosk: I believe the speech by Allan Freeth "what's Telstra doing" right after Teresa Gattung's "where i'm going next" might be of equal interest....


Are you sure that wasn't Allan Freeth's "where I'm going next" speech? Smile

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  Reply # 72936 31-May-2007 07:35
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Bradstewart:

Hmm

/me tunes into Geekzone for breaking news.


Watch/listen live from 8.30 this morning.




 

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  Reply # 72942 31-May-2007 08:49
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If he's true to form then David 'Silent T' Cunliffe will pat himself on the back for everythings he's done while conveniently forgetting that his promises of $2b of investment from industry players other than Telecom because of unbundling has yet to eventuate.

Maybe he might even detail what the Govt is going to do for rural communities as far as broadband is concerned - from memory he promised a rural package when the unbundling announcement was made, but strangely silent on that one - i wonder if he has worked out how much it actually costs to deliver broadband to the hinterland.

He's expected to announce a new Telecommunications Commissioner to replace the retiring Doug Webb. Webb has already extended his stint by 3 months as they couldn't find a replacement. Frankly, who would want the job? Your decisions are undermined by politicians, lobby groups throw their toys out of the pram every two minutes whenh they don't get what they want - but at least there's no Tex Edwards or Annette Pressley to deal with any more. Whoever gets this poisoned chalice won't last.

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HeySeus: If he's true to form then David 'Silent T' Cunliffe will pat himself on the back for everythings he's done while conveniently forgetting that his promises of $2b of investment from industry players other than Telecom because of unbundling has yet to eventuate.


Of course investment hasn't eventuated - unbundling hasn't been implemented yet. Noone expected it to be up and running before late 2007 at the earliest, perhaps 2008 or later depending on how agreeable Telecom was.




 

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I'm aware unbundling hasn't been implemented yet and some dust needs to settle post-unbundling but investment decisions are not made off the cuff. One would assume the other telcos would have their investment plans in place (e.g. X DSLAMs for X exchange etc). I would like to know what money is going to be spent by these other telcos, and where.

I will wait to see if Cunliffe's guarantees of $2b of investment as a direct result of unbundling will bear fruit. In the current climate i.e. shifting sands, you would be mad to commit to any substantial investment programme.

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  Reply # 72950 31-May-2007 09:40
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HeySeus: I will wait to see if Cunliffe's guarantees of $2b of investment as a direct result of unbundling will bear fruit. In the current climate i.e. shifting sands, you would be mad to commit to any substantial investment programme.


Would you please mind explaining why you would consider Cunliffe to be a failure and the whole ULL decision to be a disater if nobody chooses to invest as a result? ULL wasn't about shafting Telecom it was about creating a level playing field for all operators. if other telco's choose not to take advantage of an open market that is their own choice. I'm pro LLU and think it's a vital that it's implimented. I don't see that there will however be anywhere near the planned level if investment in infrastructure that some people talk about however - in part due to Telecom's NGN evolving over the next few years and significant changes occuring to structure of the copper network in NZ.

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Reply # 72953 31-May-2007 09:47
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TinyTim: Watch/listen live from 8.30 this morning.


Trying to watch the 2 Mbps video version. It stops every minute and the video updates only every few seconds. Perhaps TUANZ needs a bit of a better link on their events?

Dr Allan Freeth doesn't seem in the best of his form right now.




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  Reply # 72959 31-May-2007 10:08
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freitasm:
TinyTim: Watch/listen live from 8.30 this morning.


Trying to watch the 2 Mbps video version. It stops every minute and the video updates only every few seconds. Perhaps TUANZ needs a bit of a better link on their events?

Dr Allan Freeth doesn't seem in the best of his form right now.


2Mb/s is fine here on Citylink. Have been a few problems with audio, but it doesn't last long (audio a bit out of sync from time to time too).

Just wish the speakers didn't sound like first time presenters!




 

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  Reply # 72965 31-May-2007 10:18
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If only TCL would peer with WIX rather than just routing some traffic (such as TradeMe)...






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Reply # 72967 31-May-2007 10:20
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That's right...  I am using TCL and forgot they are peering. This explains the bad service, if the feed is being provided by Citylink.





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Reply # 72973 31-May-2007 10:32
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Too busy to be watching this. Could somebody please paraphrase this for me

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Reply # 72974 31-May-2007 10:36
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The bits I could hear (thanks TCL for not peering), was

Dr Allan Freeth: "we did this, we did that"
Theresa Gattung: "we had millions of SMS during Christmas".

I couldn't hear anything else.





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