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# 140752 19-Feb-2014 12:04
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Just got a phone call from the nice telecom CSR -- she was asking me about my homeline/broadband and I explained that I moved away from telecom because they did not offer fibre in tauranga.

Then she said that telecom are now providing broadband over fibre to Tauranga and that was the purpose of her call.  

I was rather sceptical but she assured me they do. 

She said Telecom have offered fibre in Tauranga for a few months now. 

Did I miss the press release?

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  # 990350 19-Feb-2014 12:21
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I believe the launch is very soon, and they are trying to get public testers right now.

So that's what the call was about I suspect.

But I could be wrong... :)

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  # 990366 19-Feb-2014 12:35
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Great. So when I move there permanently in a couple of years I can get Telecom fiber..




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  # 990463 19-Feb-2014 13:40
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old3eyes: Great. So when I move there permanently in a couple of years I can get Telecom fiber..


No... You would get Telecom's Ultra Fibre retail service provided by a local LFC.

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  # 990589 19-Feb-2014 16:27
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plambrechtsen:
old3eyes: Great. So when I move there permanently in a couple of years I can get Telecom fiber..


No... You would get Telecom's Ultra Fibre retail service provided by a local LFC.


I noticed that .  I see the install for my street has been pushed back to March 2015.  Was supposed to be  end of 2013..




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  # 990694 19-Feb-2014 19:10
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As Peter says, we are currently in trials in Tauranga - by invitation only. Can't provide any dates on when it will be available for everyone. It'll be launched when it's ready.




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  # 990697 19-Feb-2014 19:26
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That is not quite what this lady was saying. She said they had been offering fibre in tauranga for a few months now.

It didn't sound like a specific invitiation at all.  I got the feeling she didn't really understand what she was trying to sell. 

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  # 990699 19-Feb-2014 19:31
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old3eyes:
plambrechtsen:
old3eyes: Great. So when I move there permanently in a couple of years I can get Telecom fiber..


No... You would get Telecom's Ultra Fibre retail service provided by a local LFC.


I noticed that .  I see the install for my street has been pushed back to March 2015.  Was supposed to be  end of 2013..


You are lucky.. I live less than 10min walk from Wellington airport and can see the exchange and weta big green screens from my house but can't get VDSL (too far, exchange connected and cabinets all around me) and no ufb on the roadmap when other areas near meet get it this year. Sigh... downside to having such a brilliant house.

 
 
 
 


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  # 990706 19-Feb-2014 19:44
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Not meaning to hijack but is there any news more news of Telecom offering UFB in New Plymouth? My parents have been with Telecom for forever and would never change companies so the only way I can get UFB is when Telecom offer it :(. If you need any testers the UFB black cylinder thing is on the street pole right outside my house :)

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  # 990710 19-Feb-2014 20:03
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JokezNZ: Not meaning to hijack but is there any news more news of Telecom offering UFB in New Plymouth? My parents have been with Telecom for forever and would never change companies so the only way I can get UFB is when Telecom offer it :(. If you need any testers the UFB black cylinder thing is on the street pole right outside my house :)


Same LFC so yes it's being worked on... no public eta's we can talk about.

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  # 990771 19-Feb-2014 21:58
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plambrechtsen:
old3eyes:
plambrechtsen:
old3eyes: Great. So when I move there permanently in a couple of years I can get Telecom fiber..


No... You would get Telecom's Ultra Fibre retail service provided by a local LFC.


I noticed that .  I see the install for my street has been pushed back to March 2015.  Was supposed to be  end of 2013..


You are lucky.. I live less than 10min walk from Wellington airport and can see the exchange and weta big green screens from my house but can't get VDSL (too far, exchange connected and cabinets all around me) and no ufb on the roadmap when other areas near meet get it this year. Sigh... downside to having such a brilliant house.

Strathmore? Miramar? Lyall Bay?

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  # 990823 19-Feb-2014 22:53
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quickymart: Strathmore? Miramar? Lyall Bay?


Strathmore. In the middle of the no VDSL zone with UFB being built around me.... it pains me a lot to tell my neighbours to move to Vodafone cable if they want faster broadband than ADSL.

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  # 990849 20-Feb-2014 00:01
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cbrpilot: As Peter says, we are currently in trials in Tauranga - by invitation only. Can't provide any dates on when it will be available for everyone. It'll be launched when it's ready.


Will all Telecom UFB regardless of location have the same backhaul CIR etc? ie will getting Telecom UFB from one LFC provide a different experience to another LFC, and how if not how do you keep things consistent?

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  # 990992 20-Feb-2014 11:05
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insane:
cbrpilot: As Peter says, we are currently in trials in Tauranga - by invitation only. Can't provide any dates on when it will be available for everyone. It'll be launched when it's ready.


Will all Telecom UFB regardless of location have the same backhaul CIR etc? ie will getting Telecom UFB from one LFC provide a different experience to another LFC, and how if not how do you keep things consistent?


All UFB Tails no matter which LFC go into the same fleet of BNGs so there "should" be no difference in experience. Yes sometimes handovers get congested and backhaul does too, then there is a process of grooming customers from one handover to another. But everyone would be equally as affected no matter which LFC you were with because all LFCs "should" conform to the CFH specifications. And backhaul isn't going to be an issue for a while as part of ongoing network build.

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plambrechtsen:
insane:
cbrpilot: As Peter says, we are currently in trials in Tauranga - by invitation only. Can't provide any dates on when it will be available for everyone. It'll be launched when it's ready.


Will all Telecom UFB regardless of location have the same backhaul CIR etc? ie will getting Telecom UFB from one LFC provide a different experience to another LFC, and how if not how do you keep things consistent?


All UFB Tails no matter which LFC go into the same fleet of BNGs so there "should" be no difference in experience. Yes sometimes handovers get congested and backhaul does too, then there is a process of grooming customers from one handover to another. But everyone would be equally as affected no matter which LFC you were with because all LFCs "should" conform to the CFH specifications. And backhaul isn't going to be an issue for a while as part of ongoing network build.


Different LFCs have interpreted the CFH specifications differently, so there are very slight variations between LFCs.  But they are very very slight, and not noticeable by many.  On Telecom you should find consistent performance no matter who owns the access network.




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