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Topic # 30153 30-Jan-2009 11:32
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Telecom press release received today:


TELECOM WHOLESALE ROLLING OUT SUPER-FAST BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY

In its latest move to offer New Zealanders world class broadband services, Telecom Wholesale is installing the newest and most advanced standard of super-fast broadband – known as VDSL2 (‘Very High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line 2’).

“This super-fast technology takes advantage of our push to get fibre closer to the home.  It offers a huge step-up in broadband speed and is the next key phase of Telecom New Zealand’s multi-billion dollar capital expenditure programme,” said Telecom CEO Paul Reynolds.


To help meet Telecom’s commitment to delivering even faster broadband speeds to homes and businesses throughout New Zealand, the new VDSL2 capability will be offered from fibre-fed roadside cabinets and local telephone exchanges within Telecom’s local access network.


VDSL2 is expected to offer customers who live one kilometre or less from an exchange or roadside cabinet download speeds of up to 50Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps.


Already 57 per cent of New Zealand lines can take advantage of Telecom’s next generation access network and this grows to 84 per cent on completion of the fibre-to-the-node roll out in 2011.


VDSL2 broadband plans will most benefit those who regularly download large files or use their broadband service for multiple voice, video and other applications.


Telecom Wholesale Chief Executive, Matt Crockett, said: “We have been testing VDSL2 for several months now and we’re excited to be getting the

VDSL2 roll out underway in key metropolitan centres across New Zealand.
With the fibre-to-the-node programme hotting up and shortening copper loop lengths across the country it’s the perfect time to deploy VDSL2.


“Getting fibre and the VDSL2 broadband electronics closer to the home means we can offer our wholesale customers one of the fastest broadband services in the world.  It’s an important step in our commitment to provide New Zealand service providers, and their end-users, with world class broadband network services,” said Mr Crockett.


For customers living more than a kilometre from their nearest roadside cabinet or exchange, or for those who choose not to upgrade to this premium product, VDSL2 line cards also operate in ADSL2+ mode.


“Our ADSL2+ capability is already helping New Zealanders to enjoy a much better broadband experience.  Peak connect speeds have leaped well ahead of where they were even a year ago, and soon VDSL2 will offer peak speeds of up to 50Mbps downstream,” said Dr Reynolds.


From March 2009, VDSL2 line cards will be progressively installed into all roadside cabinets and local telephone exchanges in towns and cities with more than 500 lines.  In the second quarter of 2009, Telecom Wholesale will offer service providers a new, dedicated VDSL2 broadband product initially available in key Auckland exchange areas, with roll out to all major cities and towns in the third quarter of the year.


Service providers can then offer VDSL2 broadband plans to their retail customers based on their needs, and their proximity to the nearest telephone exchange or roadside cabinet.


Telecom Wholesale intends to consult with service providers on the more detailed aspects of the VDSL2 roll out.  This will include developing further VDSL2 based broadband services and improved online tools to support service providers when deciding whether VDSL2 is suitable for their end customer.





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  Reply # 192890 30-Jan-2009 12:03
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Ripper, we can all get to the international bottleneck much faster now.

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Reply # 192892 30-Jan-2009 12:25
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kiwitrc: Ripper, we can all get to the international bottleneck much faster now.


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  Reply # 192898 30-Jan-2009 12:32
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"In the second quarter of 2009, Telecom Wholesale will offer service providers a new, dedicated VDSL2 broadband product initially available in key Auckland exchange areas, with roll out to all major cities and towns in the third quarter of the year."

If I'm reading that correctly, then it sounds too good to be true.

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  Reply # 192899 30-Jan-2009 12:33
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kiwitrc: Ripper, we can all get to the international bottleneck much faster now.

So True Kiwi! No good if we don't have the International bandwidth to go with it?CryUndecided

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  Reply # 192915 30-Jan-2009 13:29
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telecom always submits press releases for faster broadband, but they always leave out having higher data caps. it is amazing how the new zealand newspapers never criticise telecom for low data caps. i use between 500mb-1gb per day and i dont download any illegal torrents or software.

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  Reply # 192922 30-Jan-2009 14:00
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List of towns is available on the last page of this PDF:

http://www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/f554,333421/333421_VDSL2_media_release_FINAL.pdf


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  Reply # 192924 30-Jan-2009 14:20
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Any word on the first ISP to offer the benefit of this?

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  Reply # 192945 30-Jan-2009 15:42
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On the  2009 onwards list is Feilding, but we in Feilding are not getting ADSL2+ until 2011.
That makes me think, there onwards list could stretch to 3 or 4 years.

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  Reply # 192948 30-Jan-2009 15:50
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I think this is excellent news - international bandwidth on consumer connections is always going to be an issue - but that's not an excuse not to improve the local loop.  eg I work from home now and then, a connection with faster upstream would be of huge benefit.  I love my 18mbits down on ADSL2+ but the upstream of 1mbit does leave a bit to be desired.

I saw few complaints or even questioning where international bandwidth would come from with Nationals Fibre to the Home proposal which will require massive public funding.  Tho funny Telecom get bashed even tho they are doing this without a subsidy from the taxpayer.  :)


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  Reply # 192950 30-Jan-2009 16:00
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Will be good for my self-hosted sites - much faster upload! Lets just hope it dont take too long!

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  Reply # 192952 30-Jan-2009 16:17
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hellonearthisman: On the  2009 onwards list is Feilding, but we in Feilding are not getting ADSL2+ until 2011.
That makes me think, there onwards list could stretch to 3 or 4 years.


Yeah, I'm wondering about that myself. The actual article says "roll out to all major cities and towns in the third quarter of the year" but the exchange list says "Q3 onwards". In my particular case, in Whakatane, I guess it's possible that the main exchange will be upgraded in Q3, but that I might not see much benefit until my suburb gets its new cabinet in 2011.

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  Reply # 192956 30-Jan-2009 16:33
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kiwitrc: Ripper, we can all get to the international bottleneck much faster now.


And that will be between you and your provider won't it?

There is ample room on the international fibre. It all comes down to whether your service provider can justify giving you the massive speeds you demand for the meagre amount you want pay at the end of the day.


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  Reply # 192957 30-Jan-2009 16:44
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portunus:

I saw few complaints or even questioning where international bandwidth would come from with Nationals Fibre to the Home proposal which will require massive public funding.  Tho funny Telecom get bashed even tho they are doing this without a subsidy from the taxpayer.  :)



Telecom bashing is a favorite pastime by those who have little or no understanding of how complex and expensive in terms of capital, resources and labour it is to create and maintain a nationwide telecommunications/data network.

Telecommunications is an invisible service that everyone takes for granted when it works which is 99.999% of the time. The only time you'll hear from anyone complaining is when it doesn't work or that that they don't get enough GB's per month to download bits that are probably irrellevant and soon deleted because they run out of HDD space.

Though looking on the bright side it's a good thing the Telecommunications system doesn't crap itself every 60-80 years like the Banking system which is designed to stall and throw the world into economic chaos on a periodic basis.

Maybe they should get the Telecommunications engineers to design a new banking system. Of course it would be without bankers as they would be deemed redundant code in the protocols of exchange. No loss though as Bankers produce nothing that is wearable, livable, edible or usable. All they seem to do is have us all in debt to them and even with all the money they still manage to lose it.

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  Reply # 192974 30-Jan-2009 18:30
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The Press Relase says that chorus/Telecom Wholesale will begin installing VDSL2 Line Cards from March, I would of thought the dslams being installed in Exchanges/Cabinets for ADSL2+ would of been dual ADSL2+/VDSL2 cards? If not, given the limited space in the cabinets, would this be the plan to use Dual cards or have 2 racks for broadband? (one for ADSL2+ and one for VDSL2)

The other question on my mind is what Applications are we likely to see here? HD IPtv? and is this likely going to compete with the proposed FTTH the National Government wants to build.

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  Reply # 192989 30-Jan-2009 19:35
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DjShadow: The Press Relase says that chorus/Telecom Wholesale will begin installing VDSL2 Line Cards from March, I would of thought the dslams being installed in Exchanges/Cabinets for ADSL2+ would of been dual ADSL2+/VDSL2 cards? If not, given the limited space in the cabinets, would this be the plan to use Dual cards or have 2 racks for broadband? (one for ADSL2+ and one for VDSL2)


The press release also goes on to say: "For customers living more than a kilometre from their nearest roadside cabinet or exchange, or for those who choose not to upgrade to this premium product, VDSL2 line cards also operate in ADSL2+ mode."


The other question on my mind is what Applications are we likely to see here? HD IPtv? and is this likely going to compete with the proposed FTTH the National Government wants to build.


The first application for any new media is always the porn industry. Was for Video Tape, DVD, Broadband, Mobile 3G. So given the historic trend FFTH will be little more than the National Governments legacy of bringing smut to your screen faster, if it ever eventuates.

Of course FTTH is hardly required to deliver faster online eccomerce, banking, email or voice communications or anything that actually is of use to society. ADSL can deliver all of these already.

FTTH was nothing more than an electionering stunt to sucker the ignorant masses into voting for National. Nothing less, nothing more. There is no business case for FTTH. There is no application demanding those speeds. Don't tell me you fell for their cheap political gimic?

Haven't you noticed the $1.5billion promised by National for FTTN, which they now call, High Speed Broadband if you listen carefully, is exactly the same amount allocated by Telecom/Chorus and is already being built and is already starting to deliver ADSL2+ and soon VDSL? I am I the only one who noticed that Fibre was dropped from their promises about 3 months before the election in favour of "High Speed Broadband". Look it up yourself if you don't believe me.

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