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# 75304 20-Jun-2007 11:37
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The Dom Post post? Reputable? Really? Wow...

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  # 75311 20-Jun-2007 12:09
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25Mbit is considered some of the fastest in the world ?!...


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  # 75314 20-Jun-2007 12:46
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xlinknz: 25Mbit is considered some of the fastest in the world ?!...

Well it is faster than 24Mbps ADSL2+! :-)

The big fact to consider is the fact that every single TCL customer can get this speed. Unlike ADSL where 24Mbps is a maximum speed available under ideal line conditions close to a DSLAM and in real life many users won't experience speeds anywhere near that.

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  # 75316 20-Jun-2007 13:03
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maybe TCL should state "some of if not the fastest in NZ" rather than saying the world

& maybe if Orcon deliver on vdsl2 or Callplus deliver on WiMax that we'll see someone better TCL

what speeds is TCNZ's fibre to the premises/home pilot in Mission Heights Auckland promising ?

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  # 75319 20-Jun-2007 13:54
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i don't think TCL knows that the stuff link won't work after a week or less...

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  # 75321 20-Jun-2007 14:17
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bradstewart: The Dom Post post? Reputable? Really? Wow...

Maybe when compared to the Herald?

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  # 75331 20-Jun-2007 15:30
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I think it is important to add though that this is 25mps over cable.

With VDSL and ADSL2+ the 24mps only apply for people living within 500m of the base station, and the speed rapidly decreases after this.

I had VDSL in Sweden and lived about 510m away from exchange so I got 13mbs, not the 24mps....

So my question would be, all fine and good with ADSL2+, but how many households are actually going to see a speed increase? And what is going to happen with contention rates...



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  # 75350 20-Jun-2007 16:37
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nzealander: I had VDSL in Sweden and lived about 510m away from exchange so I got 13mbs, not the 24mps....



I expect you were using vdsl1, vdsl2 is way better one can expect 50Mbit within 500 metres but not really suited to the low densities of NZ maybe Orcon will push it in metro areas

This is where Sweden is at with vdsl2:

In Sweden, Bredbandsbolaget AB are conducting VDSL2 tests as of October, 2005.

In Sweden, Telenor and Telia are negotiating a joint venture to deploy the VDSL2 infrastructure at a cost of 10 billion Swedish kronor.

Note Wifi is rated upto 70Mbit but typically 10Mbit at 10kms

my point being that eventually TCL's 25Mbit cable will be surpassed for public access

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  # 75416 20-Jun-2007 21:27
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You've researched DSL techs, now head out and research some of the other DOCSIS / Cable techs. Wikipedia > Cable modem is a good place to start. There is no point in TCL investing straight to, say, 100mbps when they are already so far ahead of the competition with Cable. 10mbps (actual) is so fast, I'd be tempted, if the 10mbps plans got cheaper, to lower my plan, keep 10mbps and save some cash. Although, I say this now, but when it comes, I doubt I'd miss out on 25 :)

Interesting Promo, I guess you'd call it a promo....

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