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Topic # 31430 17-Mar-2009 15:45

Telstra announced last week that it will upgrade it's Cable network in Australia to DOCSIS 3.0 enabling download speeds to customers of 100MBps, in it's 5 main metropolitan areas.

http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/investor/docs/tls668_superfastcablebband.pdf

Will this drive any potential network upgrade in NZ?

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  Reply # 201650 17-Mar-2009 15:55
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Can't imagine why it would. They won't offer new products too far in excess of the competition as it's not viable in NZ.

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  Reply # 201651 17-Mar-2009 15:58
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Until TelstraClear are threatened with losing their access monopoly in NZ it would be unlikely that they'll rush to upgrade to DOCSIS3.0.

But we can dream of upgrades.......

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 201680 17-Mar-2009 17:45
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Planning and preparation for DOCSIS 3.0 has been underway for quite sometime. 

It is certainly essential before TCL can deliver some of it's planned services.

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  Reply # 201717 17-Mar-2009 19:44
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sbiddle: Planning and preparation for DOCSIS 3.0 has been underway for quite sometime. 

It is certainly essential before TCL can deliver some of it's planned services.


But as we all know, in the world of TelstraClear, there is no relationship between planning, discussing, and hyping network upgrades, and actually performing said upgrades and offering relevant services.

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  Reply # 201719 17-Mar-2009 19:46
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Screeb:
But as we all know, in the world of TelstraClear, there is no relationship between planning, discussing, and hyping network upgrades, and actually performing said upgrades and offering relevant services.


Everything comes down to $. I'm sure in NZ was given even 1% of that $300 million it could do wonders.



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  Reply # 206634 13-Apr-2009 10:05

Looks like with the threat of Telstra having to divest it's cable operation - the plug will be pulled on the cable upgrade investment.

http://business.smh.com.au/business/telstras-300m-upgrade-in-doubt-20090412-a40d.html

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  Reply # 212144 4-May-2009 16:28
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Hmm. Some murmerings from TCL:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/it-telcos/2381769/100Mbps-Telstra-cable-good-enough-for-capital

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