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  Reply # 48198 10-Oct-2006 13:53
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JonC: Rumour has it IE7's included in the latest update tonight / tomorrow - wonder how big that puppy will be?


I just downloaded IE7 RC1 last night...  size is 14944kB  Surprised

Not exactly lightweight, but I guess it could have been worse.

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  Reply # 48330 11-Oct-2006 17:21
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As a customer of Ihug-ADSL i just got an email "Keeping you in the Loop" advising of the sale of Ihug to Vodafone.
Interesting also in that email was a paragraph about upcomming new plans with higher speeds.

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We'll also be announcing new higher speed broadband plans in a couple of weeks; we'll let you know when they're ready.





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  Reply # 48332 11-Oct-2006 17:23
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juha:
alasta: That's exactly what I was thinking. To many people on Geekzone, the thought of surviving with a data cap of 1Gb or 2Gb may be horrifying, but I have a feeling that this would be sufficient to cater for the majority of the wider population.


Heh. Never run WUpdate, do you?


Or heard of torrents.


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juha:
alasta: That's exactly what I was thinking. To many people on Geekzone, the thought of surviving with a data cap of 1Gb or 2Gb may be horrifying, but I have a feeling that this would be sufficient to cater for the majority of the wider population.


Heh. Never run WUpdate, do you?


Or heard of torrents.



Or heard of IPTV.




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  Reply # 48347 11-Oct-2006 18:52
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sbiddle:
juha:
alasta: That's exactly what I was thinking. To many people on Geekzone, the thought of surviving with a data cap of 1Gb or 2Gb may be horrifying, but I have a feeling that this would be sufficient to cater for the majority of the wider population.

Heh. Never run WUpdate, do you?

Or heard of torrents.


I've heard the term torrent before, but I have to admit that I have no idea what it means. As for Windows Update, I run it whenever prompted and whilst I've never taken any notice of its size, my total data usage has consistently been in the 1Gb-1.5Gb range over the last few months so it can't be that bad.

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Reply # 48368 11-Oct-2006 21:37
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And all this time Voda have been reliably informing us "wireless is all you need"

Have all those ads been a case of the emperor's new clothes?

Or is circuit-switched voice one-fone, wireless office, integrated talk zone, just yesterday's news?

you all know that packet switched apps (including voice) are where it's at, and businesses know it too. the media have reported telecom trials of all-ip households and fibre to the door and how many companies do you know that have "thrown away" their landlines knowing they will shortly just be an add-on to their IP data network?

Does this mean an "all we do is mobile" strategy is evidence of redundant thinking?

DVD quality video on demand, business grade video-conferencing - does any mobile network have the bandwidth for that? In the real world?

as negroponte said when many geekzoners were possibly still in primary school, wired becomes wireless and wireless becomes wired

So how DO you Mobilise (TM) a DSL modem?

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  Reply # 48824 16-Oct-2006 21:50
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I think that this will have some great benefits.
A large player can create some good cross-sell opportunities.

They must focus on what they're good at and continue to deliver them.
Just think of the Paradise net - Saturn TV - Telstra phone service combo.
It started well when I lived in the area. The service desk had a few jitters but the price and volume was great.
(Okay the tv hardware isn't as good  as the Sky kit)

Take a look at  the Kapiti section of the Wellington white pages.
40-50% of the locals have Telstra numbers. Free calls to Wellington.

Voda should be able to do something great with the delivery and services for Ihug.


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