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Topic # 42877 13-Oct-2009 08:58
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Hi, I see Telecom announced the formal release of this product a couple of weeks back and then a couple of days latter I see that it had been withdrawn for a few weeks to iron out a technical issue that had arisen during the pilot trials. Anyone and details of what this is. I will presume for now the techinical issue is nothing to do with the ComComs pricing bomb shell.

Anyone here been on the pilot, if so what speeds were you getting, what hardware was supplied.

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  Reply # 264455 17-Oct-2009 02:25
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cyril7: Hi, I see Telecom announced the formal release of this product a couple of weeks back and then a couple of days latter I see that it had been withdrawn for a few weeks to iron out a technical issue that had arisen during the pilot trials. Anyone and details of what this is. I will presume for now the techinical issue is nothing to do with the ComComs pricing bomb shell.

Anyone here been on the pilot, if so what speeds were you getting, what hardware was supplied.

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I missed it, what was the ComCom's pricing bombshell? Telecom was going to charge a extra $20 wholesale for VDSL2?




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  Reply # 264465 17-Oct-2009 06:40
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The ComCom essentially said that Telecom were not allowed to charge more for wholesale VDSL access than what they currently charge for ADSL.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 264505 17-Oct-2009 10:44
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sbiddle: The ComCom essentially said that Telecom were not allowed to charge more for wholesale VDSL access than what they currently charge for ADSL.
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Yet AFAIK VF and TCL charge a price premium at a Retail level for their own VDSL2 product...


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nzbnw:
sbiddle: The ComCom essentially said that Telecom were not allowed to charge more for wholesale VDSL access than what they currently charge for ADSL.
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Yet AFAIK VF and TCL charge a price premium at a Retail level for their own VDSL2 product...

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Mr first reaction is that it is unfair, but I say good on the ComCom force them to upgrade their network and deliver ultrafast broadband.

Why do consumers have to keep paying more when Telecom upgrades their old gear? They should be building the cost into the monthly rental.

Meh. Whatever brings it to market faster, I imagine there will be many fiece debates on this.




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  Reply # 264831 18-Oct-2009 14:39
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VDSL2 is not a legislated upgrade requirement, it's purely a commercial decision. VDSL2 AFAIK will only well within 1K from the exchange, outside that ADSL2+ will preform better. In my view it is a premium product, and $20 at a wholesale level isn't a huge increase when you look at TCL and VF who for some plans are charging $200 /month.

I'm sure there will be some give and take on this; either way I just want it!

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  Reply # 264843 18-Oct-2009 15:45
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It'll be better when they roll out fibre for everyone.

Guy at work is testing for them. Says its great.

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