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Topic # 204515 5-Oct-2016 11:02
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Superfast one gigabit per second (1Gbps) fibre broadband services will soon be available to Vodafone customers within reach of the government-backed ultra-fast broadband (UFB) network. 

 

Vodafone will offer a 1Gbps residential fibre broadband services from $139.99 per month. 

 

Consumer Director Matt Williams said, "Gigabit networks and services are a key part of digitally enabling New Zealand. We are seeing an amazing shift in our customer usage – peak data traffic over our network has nearly doubled in the last year, driven by video streaming. 

 

“It is creating a strong need for the best broadband access technology, and this is why we are excited to be delivering these new Gigabit services to kiwi homes and businesses,” he said.  

 

In recent months Vodafone has also made considerable progress upgrading its ultra-fast cable network ‘FibreX’ - which serves customers in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch. 

 

Matt adds, “The $22million investment in our FibreX network has boosted capacity and paved the way for Gigabit services. We look forward to offering customers in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch a compelling reason to upgrade to FibreX in the very near future”.

 

 





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  Reply # 1645762 5-Oct-2016 11:05
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FibreX???

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1645765 5-Oct-2016 11:08
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First they call their cable network ”UFB", now they call it "Fibre" I wonder how they get away with it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1645770 5-Oct-2016 11:10
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FibreX could fail very badly if they haven't completely sorted out their congested node issues


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  Reply # 1645778 5-Oct-2016 11:26
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 Vodafone will offer a 1Gbps residential fibre broadband services from $139.99 per month....

 

We look forward to offering customers in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch a compelling reason to upgrade to FibreX in the very near future”.

 

Translation, we can sell you 1gig on UFB, but not on our own network (yet)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1645788 5-Oct-2016 11:36
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DarkShadow: First they call their cable network ”UFB", now they call it "Fibre" I wonder how they get away with it.

 

That is pretyt mis-leading, last mile is copper just like DSL, Its not different from calling DSL fibre, in many the local copper length in copper on DSL is less than it is on the cable last mile!


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FibreX seems a very miss-leading name for the cable network


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  Reply # 1645791 5-Oct-2016 11:44
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DarkShadow: First they call their cable network ”UFB", now they call it "Fibre" I wonder how they get away with it.

 

... and they might have trademark problems ...  smile

 





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  Reply # 1645804 5-Oct-2016 12:00
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pchs:

 

DarkShadow: First they call their cable network ”UFB", now they call it "Fibre" I wonder how they get away with it.

 

That is pretyt mis-leading, last mile is copper just like DSL, Its not different from calling DSL fibre, in many the local copper length in copper on DSL is less than it is on the cable last mile!

 

 

I know of A UK ISP that advertises fibre-to-the-cabinet DSL as "fibre broadband"!


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  Reply # 1645825 5-Oct-2016 12:27
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DarkShadow: First they call their cable network ”UFB", now they call it "Fibre" I wonder how they get away with it.

 

That is pretyt mis-leading, last mile is copper just like DSL, Its not different from calling DSL fibre, in many the local copper length in copper on DSL is less than it is on the cable last mile!

 

 

I know of A UK ISP that advertises fibre-to-the-cabinet DSL as "fibre broadband"!

 

 

This is standard practice there, their Advertising Standards Authority thinks it's fine for companies to advertise VDSL as "fibre"


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  Reply # 1645846 5-Oct-2016 12:44
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So no time frames then...?

 

 

 

 


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I'm wondering if that "central CBD and surrounding suburbs" includes Island Bay. I'd like to think so, but the wording leaves me a bit confused.

 

Guess it depends on what the definition of "in reach" of UFB is. Seems like Vodafone will be piggybacking on that until the last mile.






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  Reply # 1646113 5-Oct-2016 19:54
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one of two things

 

1. If they don't roll it out soon there will be no one on the HFC network to pay for all these upgrades.

 

2. Secondly if they takes ages to roll it out there will be a handful of people using a niche network getting FANTASTIC speeds.





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  Reply # 1646136 5-Oct-2016 20:38
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pchs:

DarkShadow: First they call their cable network ”UFB", now they call it "Fibre" I wonder how they get away with it.


That is pretyt mis-leading, last mile is copper just like DSL, Its not different from calling DSL fibre, in many the local copper length in copper on DSL is less than it is on the cable last mile!



Between Node and house is coax very different to copper xDSL

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  Reply # 1646138 5-Oct-2016 20:40
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nickb800:

FibreX could fail very badly if they haven't completely sorted out their congested node issues



D-CMTS is getting deployed very different architecture over the old CMTS network




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  Reply # 1646215 5-Oct-2016 21:42
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Yeah it's a step change a bit like the ISAM and cabinetisation upgrade back in the day allowed the possibility for the VDSL2 we have today.

 

In many ways it is like cabinetisation for HFC.


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