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# 191143 25-Jan-2016 16:15
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I'm trying to decide which one to get from Vodafone. Am I better off choosing Naked Cable 100 or Naked Fibre 100 at the same price?

 

I'm based in Wellington central and I haven't used fiber before so anything is an upgrade to me and we will be using it for gaming and streaming content.

 

The Vodafone rep I talked to said that the cable network will be getting an upgrade of up to 1000MBs at the end of the year where the current network is 100MBs. UFB is sitting at 200 max.

 

Any advice from Vodafone Cable and Fibre users?


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  # 1478376 25-Jan-2016 16:17
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Fibre > Cable.  

 

 

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

(surprised you actually have a choice with VF.  I thought they refused to sell Fibre in areas where they had Cable)


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  # 1478378 25-Jan-2016 16:17
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Pretty sure if you can get Cable then Vodafone won't sell you UFB fibre. 

 

Someone else will need to confirm that though.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1478379 25-Jan-2016 16:19
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The upgrade is before the end of the year, More like just after middle of this year

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  # 1478381 25-Jan-2016 16:21
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This is a no-brainer - fibre is better.

 

I'm on HFC 100/10 Mbps cable in Wellington, and won't have a fibre option until 2020.

 

HFC cable has had endless problems over the last 12 months, which have been half-fixed - see the Krapi Cable Congestion thread and weep.  undecided





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  # 1478382 25-Jan-2016 16:22
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Chorus won't sit on a second best network for long once the cable goes gigabit. They already have gig running in "gigatown" so they know what they are doing with it.

 

Also look at the upstream speeds on the current cable offerings. Pathetic isnt it.





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  # 1478385 25-Jan-2016 16:23
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Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday planned work this week should see huge improvement in Cable / HFC peak time performance

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  # 1478410 25-Jan-2016 16:33
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Thanks everyone, Fibre it is.

 

When I entered my address on the vodafone website it wouldn't let me choose fibre and would instead default me to cable. Even though spark and chorus say I can use fiber down my street vodafone website wouldn't give me the option. So then I told the vodafone rep over the phone I wanted fibre instead of cable which lead to this forum post as I couldn't trust what the vodafone rep was telling me about the cable network. I knew something wasn't quite right. So thank you all once again.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1478411 25-Jan-2016 16:35
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The rep was correct about docsis 3.1 coming, Just incorrect time frame

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  # 1478412 25-Jan-2016 16:35
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Give the issues here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=171348 and here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=181406 

 

i wouldnt be putting to much faith in vodafone deploying a gbps network without there being some technical issues or peak hour congestion. Its taken them 9+ months to try and resolve those issues on the 130mbps network and even now they are not all fixed.

 

Fibre is the way hands down, i cant recall reading any threads about wide scale/lengthy congestion/performance issues on fibre.


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  # 1478413 25-Jan-2016 16:36
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fibre means you need to move from vodafone


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  # 1478414 25-Jan-2016 16:36
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Starlith:

 

I'm trying to decide which one to get from Vodafone. Am I better off choosing Naked Cable 100 or Naked Fibre 100 at the same price?

 

I'm based in Wellington central and I haven't used fiber before so anything is an upgrade to me and we will be using it for gaming and streaming content.

 

The Vodafone rep I talked to said that the cable network will be getting an upgrade of up to 1000MBs at the end of the year where the current network is 100MBs. UFB is sitting at 200 max.

 

Any advice from Vodafone Cable and Fibre users?

 

 

 

 

As someone who has worked on both, Fibre every time. Getting faster speeds over HFC is far more difficult and expensive than Fibre. Fibre is here for the long haul, HFC is not.


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  # 1478417 25-Jan-2016 16:51
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Yes, for my 2c I'd go for fibre as well.

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  # 1478441 25-Jan-2016 17:05
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I'm looking at switching away from HFC too but am not sure which provider to move to. The 1/2 price offer for 6 months from MyRepublic is tempting but the MR thread has some less than positive feedback so can anyone add any words of wisdom? I'm in Kapiti so choices are slightly limited

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  # 1478443 25-Jan-2016 17:06
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Just to be absolutely clear fibre > cable. Vdsl > cable. And for the brief time I had both at the same address, adsl > cable when it came to page load speed and reliability (obviously not as fast but it's not all about downloading things)

Having had cable and fibre, both services through Vodafone I feel ripped off and lied to for the cable service they said was as good/fast as fibre. It's not.

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  # 1478446 25-Jan-2016 17:11
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Jase2985:

 

fibre means you need to move from vodafone

 

 

 

 

exactly this, unless vodafone allow fibre in cable areas now?





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