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Topic # 154752 6-Nov-2014 15:31
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Spotted this press release today:


Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. ("Craig Wireless" or the "Company") (TSX-V: CWG), is pleased to announce that its New Zealand-based subsidiary, Woosh Wireless (NZ) Limited ("Woosh") has successfully completed on-air testing of its new high-speed wireless technology.

General Manager of Operations at Woosh, Richard Fry, says the technology, when added to Woosh's new and existing towers, will deliver substantially better performance than what Woosh has available today. "It is expected customers will experience ADSL-like speeds which will enable a majority of customers to enjoy a seamless internet experience." The service will operate in the Woosh licensed 2.3 GHz spectrum. Rollout of the upgraded network is progressing across multiple locations within New Zealand. Woosh provides wireless broadband and calling services in New Zealand through its own independent wireless network, and fixed line broadband and landline services through wholesale partnerships. Craig Wireless presently holds a 75% interest in Woosh.




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  Reply # 1170171 6-Nov-2014 16:29
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"ADSL like" speeds isn't very fast these days, what air interface is this?

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  Reply # 1170176 6-Nov-2014 16:32
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Is this finally the long rumoured Wimax rollout that has been promised for at least the last 8 years?

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  Reply # 1170187 6-Nov-2014 16:56
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New ADSL like speeds? Welcome to the 1990s

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  Reply # 1170192 6-Nov-2014 17:02
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wellygary: Is this finally the long rumoured Wimax rollout that has been promised for at least the last 8 years?


yes.

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  Reply # 1170207 6-Nov-2014 17:12
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i suppose atlest they are setting their expectations low!




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  Reply # 1170216 6-Nov-2014 17:36
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No mention of the technology used. Therefore nothing to see here, continue having your low expectations




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  Reply # 1170217 6-Nov-2014 17:36
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"ADSL-like speeds" rarely provide "a seamless internet experience" - in my experience.  frown




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  Reply # 1170219 6-Nov-2014 17:45
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So Vodafone, Spark, 2Deg are rolling out 4G networks already... and here's Woosh announcing they are starting to look at rolling out something akin to HSPA.  Are they having a laugh?

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  Reply # 1170245 6-Nov-2014 18:40
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I would have assumed LTE would have been the logical choice for technology, but doubt they're got the money to deploy it.



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  Reply # 1170262 6-Nov-2014 19:21
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Everyone is having a laugh at the speeds, but I bet there are plenty of rural folks who would be quite happy with ADSL speeds if they had a decent data cap.

Vodafone reps in this thread gloating about 4g, but what's the point in 4g if you're scared to use it in case you run over cap - and either get slowed down to hell or a monster bill?

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  Reply # 1170279 6-Nov-2014 19:45
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adsl-like speeds, that says it all. thats quite a range still, whats to say.... 256kbit isnt adsl-like speeds? technically its still adsl speeds, its just on the lower end...






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  Reply # 1170282 6-Nov-2014 19:52
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ripdog: Everyone is having a laugh at the speeds, but I bet there are plenty of rural folks who would be quite happy with ADSL speeds if they had a decent data cap.

Vodafone reps in this thread gloating about 4g, but what's the point in 4g if you're scared to use it in case you run over cap - and either get slowed down to hell or a monster bill?

There are rural wireless services provided by small companies in regions all over NZ that provide much faster speeds than that. Eg a local one ive had experience with does up to 15 to 30 megabit download on theirs depending on location.

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  Reply # 1177547 17-Nov-2014 19:56
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Woosh had quite a big rural customer base around Invercargill from the days of project probe.
It has been pointed out to me that their urban towers cover something like a million people so they have the vertical assets there to build a successful 4g network and take on the 3 cellular companies if they wanted to sell to the lower socio economic class on prepay / mid to high cap plans using usb sticks.
They can undercut naked dsl - if they are using something like LTE and have the money to deploy it.




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  Reply # 1177569 17-Nov-2014 20:25
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Poor Woosh. I just want to give them a hug and a chockie biscuit.

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  Reply # 1177573 17-Nov-2014 20:36
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I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry...




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