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#63247 23-Jun-2010 13:02
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Does telstra offer this service to residential customers ?

I recieved mail about their ADSL2 service but at the end of the letter it says I may even be able to get their faster VDSL2 service.
I can't find anything related to VDSL2 on telstraclear's website, but when I log into the customer section of the website and go to the upgrade/change account options menu I see this at the bottem.

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog0e91256abe3da732751d800a6b633fe2.jpg

Does this mean I can get VDSL2, or this only for business by enquiry or something ?

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  #344538 23-Jun-2010 13:32
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Hi, I guess it means you can, the plans are here.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/business/products/internet/biznet/

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  #344558 23-Jun-2010 15:01
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cyril7: Hi, I guess it means you can, the plans are here.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/business/products/internet/biznet/

Cyril


I had a good read of these too; the Gold plan is pretty good value (10Mbps down and 2Mbps up, which more than ADSL2+ can give upstream) and then $34.95 for 20GB data.  From there is jumps a LOT to $199 for 15Mbps down and 4Mbps down.

I also rang them up, and they have to "contact the network team" to see if I can get it, however one person there stated VDSL2+ was only available on exchanges, not cabinets, but I am sure I have read (on geekzone) that most cabinets have VDSL compatible hardware already, is this correct?

I am expecting a call back in 24 hours (must be a long check, do they fly up to Auckland and drive to my house?!?!?!) and will post the outcome.

I would seriously look at the Gold plan, I can live with the slight drop in down speed for the increase in upload (I work a lot from home and remote connections to the office would be great with an increased upload), and supposedly business plans for 'better quality' than residential.

But at $270 for 60GB on the Premium plan, that's too much, unless all national traffic was free like it is on a fibre connection.

 
 
 
 


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  #344559 23-Jun-2010 15:07
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We use the BizNet Gold at work and I can recommend it. We get around 11.5/2.3 mbit down/up speed. Initially when you do the test its goes of the speed scale (over 30) and then throttles back. VDSL2 is good.

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  #344563 23-Jun-2010 15:24
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myopinion: We use the BizNet Gold at work and I can recommend it. We get around 11.5/2.3 mbit down/up speed. Initially when you do the test its goes of the speed scale (over 30) and then throttles back. VDSL2 is good.


That sounds great, thanks for the recommendation, but can I ask where abouts your office is? Are you in a central city or the suburbs?

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  #344565 23-Jun-2010 15:26
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timbosan:
myopinion: We use the BizNet Gold at work and I can recommend it. We get around 11.5/2.3 mbit down/up speed. Initially when you do the test its goes of the speed scale (over 30) and then throttles back. VDSL2 is good.


That sounds great, thanks for the recommendation, but can I ask where abouts your office is? Are you in a central city or the suburbs?


We are located in the East Tamaki business area.

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  #344568 23-Jun-2010 15:33
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VDSL2 from TelstraClear is really excellent. We have a connection for one of our test networks and it's super fast compared to ADSL 2+.




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  #344569 23-Jun-2010 15:36
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paulspain: VDSL2 from TelstraClear is really excellent. We have a connection for one of our test networks and it's super fast compared to ADSL 2+.


Paul, thanks for that, I gather being where you are that you are on the Mayoral Drive exchange?

 
 
 
 


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  #344585 23-Jun-2010 16:01
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Telstra VDSL is only from
unbundled exchanges and there own cabinets which are in most/many business districts

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  #344595 23-Jun-2010 16:19
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Yes, I expect we are on Mayoral drive exchange for our Telecom connections... but not sure exactly where this VDSL connection goes back to as I believe it's actually run over Telstra's own copper rather Telecom/Chorus copper.




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  #344602 23-Jun-2010 16:30
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Hi Paul, this would be correct, in most business districts Telstra have their own FTTN cabinets with local copper and fibre reticulation.

The VDSL2 service can be gained from these cabinets and also from other areas where Telstra have put their own xDSL DSLAMs in Telecom exchanges and naturally using Telecom copper.

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  #345123 25-Jun-2010 10:00
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Thanks for the information.

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  #345147 25-Jun-2010 11:05
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I got a call back from TelstraClear the same day, unfortunately I cannot get the service where I live, I was told that only areas that have TestraClear fibre/backhaul to the cabinets or exchanges can offer this service; they don't offer it is these if only Telecom or Vector fibre is availble.

Which is a real shame, I would really like a more symetrical service to be made as an offering.

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  #346009 28-Jun-2010 12:29
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It would be really nice if TCL had a list of cities, exchanges etc where VDSL2 is available. It's most likely not available where I live (Telecom hasn't even rolled out 2+ here yet) but a list would still be good.

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