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# 38204 25-Jul-2009 17:16
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I got an invitation for drinks and a viewing of a documentary at Te Papa this week. The event coincides with the Formula One exhibition.

Of course Dr. Allan Freeth will have something to say during the event.

Since the stage is set on speed, my guess is TCL announcement of a fibre to premisses rollout. Or 25 Mbps cable services for Wellington? Or perhaps nothing like this.

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  # 238929 25-Jul-2009 17:29
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I hope its fibre :D sick of downloading at 700kb/s on PDQ (i think i still hold the record for the fastest ADSL connection?)

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  # 238939 25-Jul-2009 18:32
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Easy - he will announce that TelstraClear will offer better broadband "in the coming months". Of course, he will not go into details, and we won't hear anything about it ever again. Six months later, the cycle repeats. It's been like that for the last three years, so I'm expecting more of the same.

 
 
 
 


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  # 238947 25-Jul-2009 19:10
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[dreams]

Putting Cable/Fibre to the home into towns like Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, etc
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  # 238959 25-Jul-2009 21:47
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Maybe a speed upgrade for cheaper cable plan 4mbps DL is pretty average, compared with the adsl2+ DL speeds, ADSL2+ now getting close to be completed in chch maybe.
Here's hoping any way

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  # 239124 26-Jul-2009 18:17
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So what day is the event? (You only said "this week") Or do you not know yet?

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  # 239125 26-Jul-2009 18:18
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Thats the other thing I guess some of us have forgotten about, they are installing their own gear into a fair number of Telecom/Chorus exchanges I believe

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  # 239128 26-Jul-2009 18:24
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DjShadow: Thats the other thing I guess some of us have forgotten about, they are installing their own gear into a fair number of Telecom/Chorus exchanges I believe


Ooh, good point. Here it is then: TelstraClear will be announcing at this event that they will be offering VDSL2 (guessing $150/mo, 30Mbps, 100GB cap), leaving cable even further behind. I'm psychic, you see.



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  # 239213 26-Jul-2009 23:37
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Screeb:

Ooh, good point. Here it is then: TelstraClear will be announcing at this event that they will be offering VDSL2 (guessing $150/mo, 30Mbps, 100GB cap), leaving cable even further behind. I'm psychic, you see.


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  # 239220 27-Jul-2009 01:59
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VDSL2+ and DOSCIS3 announcements?


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  # 239232 27-Jul-2009 08:12
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Telstra Clear have an active policy not to build there own network but to leach off of others so I assume the announcement will be something like...

"Telstra Clear announces faster broadband to the home just as soon as Telecom builds it"

lol sad but true.



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  # 239234 27-Jul-2009 08:17
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TelstraClear deployed their own cable network. It's well documented that it wouldn't be allowed to deploy it in Auckland thanks to the City Council. Complain about the right people.

TelstraClear also deployed their own backbone.

If you think like this then you should say the same about Orcon, Slingshot, Vodafone and every single other ISP selling DSL services.







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  # 239237 27-Jul-2009 08:28
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freitasm: TelstraClear deployed their own cable network. It's well documented that it wouldn't be allowed to deploy it in Auckland thanks to the City Council. Complain about the right people.



TelstraClear also deployed their own backbone.



If you think like this then you should say the same about Orcon, Slingshot, Vodafone and every single other ISP selling DSL services.









Saturn deployed the cable network WHICH Telstra Clear bought, not much meterage has been put on since. I agree the Auckland City Council has shut down the chance to put the network up there BUT how many other citys have they developed since buying the network? none.

Up to about 4 years ago there were still many in the NZ opperation champing at the bit to build there own network, this was stamped on buy the Australians as soon as they realised that the commision was giong down the unbundeling track.

The backbone they built up is very good but was needed as they were at the mercy of a rather exposed Telecom backbone (still remember when to conincidental accidents with a digger and a car crash cut international traffic while I was working there.

In short Auckland expansion which they definitly wanted to do and the backbone was a financial necessity, however they are perfectly happy to piggyback for most other parts of the country. I still remember when I rang them up to get cable to my Wellington region house only to be told that I couldent get there service untill they could 'pipe' me through Telecom as they were no longer building cable networks.

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  # 239238 27-Jul-2009 08:29
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P.S. I do think the same about the others by the way, they are all as leaching as TelstraClear AND Telecom (in other areas)

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