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Topic # 32971 27-Apr-2009 20:25
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I have tried to find TelstraClear's fixed wireless service, it used to be tempest but they wiped all mention of it from their website.

They had a flatrate 2MBit plan and some faster 5MBits plans....

Can anyone point me to a price list etc. I live in Parnell and can see their gear on the sky tower.




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Reply # 210988 30-Apr-2009 19:11

Actualy is not Sky Tower but ASB Tower the gear is Alvarion 3.5Ghz and the max speed used to be 7.5 for tempest PPPOE but the service is just for Business only.
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  Reply # 210993 30-Apr-2009 19:25
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Can see that too :-) Forgot they broadcast from there. I'm a business. Do you have a link or know what the service is now called?




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Reply # 210996 30-Apr-2009 19:29

The name is HSI High Speed Internet over WLL Wireless Local Loop 3.5 Ghz Alvarion.

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  Reply # 212256 4-May-2009 21:40
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Araneo might be a good option for you if Tempest isn't available.

http://www.araneo.net.nz/

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  Reply # 212284 4-May-2009 22:31
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i used to have tempest - at one point the service got wrecked when a crane appeared in my line of sight. put me off wireless LOS technologies as there isnt a lot you can do about cranes or buildings suddenly appearing




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  Reply # 212285 4-May-2009 22:32
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btw: they replaced my tempest wireless with telstraclear adsl connection which was great apart from the reduced uplink speeds. i needed 2mbps uplink and eventually went on to vector fibre when the building got lit up




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Reply # 212292 4-May-2009 22:43

Regs, Your experience is based on Tempest using ISM band, the new equipement is Near Line of Sight using OFDM and I agree with you ADSL is substandard for a business but fibre is fantastic and is the way to go. Allways Wireless will be limited by the nature of transmission and environment.

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  Reply # 212347 5-May-2009 01:00
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my tempest was a perfectly good solution for a couple of years - unfortunately this crane appeared overnight and that dropped us to 128kbps, down from 2Mbps, which affected our hosted websites, site-to-site vpns, web browsing and email etc. for an IT company it was very difficult until the ADSL was installed which took a while - perhaps two weeks. Frame relay, the wired option, was extremely expensive at the time - probably still is.

My point around wireless is simply that you can suddenly find yourself without any connectivity and a large amount of downtime while an alternative solution is found.

i'm now in a new building and being connected by telstraclear fibre (wholesaled to callplus). wherever possible I would recommend the fibre option. if you have to go for wireless it might be wise to roll with DSL as a backup option just in case...




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  Reply # 212363 5-May-2009 08:01
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exportgoldman:
I have tried to find TelstraClear's fixed wireless service, it used to be tempest but they wiped all mention of it from their website.

They had a flatrate 2MBit plan and some faster 5MBits plans....

Can anyone point me to a price list etc. I live in Parnell and can see their gear on the sky tower.


TCL still delivers HSI over WIMAX - give the business team 0508555500 or your account manager a call.





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