Kyanar:Flashcards: The SCC is owned by Telecom New Zealand (50%), SingTel Optus (40%) and Verizon Business (10%):
Do you think these players will allow a 2nd pipe into NZ WITHOUT owning at least a significant portion of it? That emphasises my point about Telecom's monopoly status. It allows them to leverage that monopoly to control current AND future telecommunications infrastructure in this country. In that sense we will ALWAYS be at their mercy - and they KNOW IT.
And you'd be wrong. Kordia is already in the process of constructing a second cable to Australia (at which point one could simply peer with one of the larger competitive pipes from there)
Yeah and young sam morgan and others have formed pacific fibre that want to make a very fast cable direct from nz to the usa which will be even better. They apparently were in talks with kordia too...
Would be great if it goes ahead... what nz really needs especially if fibre to the door goes ahead too..