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# 176983 17-Jul-2015 23:23
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  # 1346571 17-Jul-2015 23:35
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That is one of the stranger things I have seen. Why didn't they contact customers about this before, that they aren't able to repair towers when they fail to move people off that network,  or did they do this?   I thought they were just a fixed line provider these days anyway.

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  # 1346574 17-Jul-2015 23:39
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michaelmurfy: To be honest I am very surprised they are still around.

 

It's certainly tough out there for ISPs, especially these tiny ones.

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  # 1346576 18-Jul-2015 00:01
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I spent a few years in the past on Woosh wireless service, split over various times.  I remember you could get 20GB for not a lot of money per month, was great in hostel accommodation with no fixed line access.

I remember when there was talks of Woosh updating to WiMax.

Anyway I never had trouble with them and never had great speeds... but it worked most of the time!

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  # 1346612 18-Jul-2015 08:49
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Woosh's biggest asset is it's spectrum which is worth far more $ wise than even it's Canadian parent is worth.

They could build a killer LTE network (and did try and hype this up last year) but the problem is a) they have no money and b) the business case for such a network simply doesn't stack up.



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  # 1346996 18-Jul-2015 22:28
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Running legacy gear and not being able to source hardware is certainly notnot unique to Woosh.

I think the fact NZ has such a stable power supply means that systems that wouldn't come back if rebooted keep on rolling foefor now.





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  # 1346998 18-Jul-2015 22:32
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sbiddle: Woosh's biggest asset is it's spectrum which is worth far more $ wise than even it's Canadian parent is worth.

They could build a killer LTE network (and did try and hype this up last year) but the problem is a) they have no money and b) the business case for such a network simply doesn't stack up.




Can NZ with such a small population support a 4th mobile network, as it is the public that are actually paying for it. I question why we have 3 mobile networks now, triplicating infrastructure. It should have been done in a similar way to fibre, and I believe that is what they do in other countries. 

 
 
 
 


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mattwnz:
sbiddle: Woosh's biggest asset is it's spectrum which is worth far more $ wise than even it's Canadian parent is worth.

They could build a killer LTE network (and did try and hype this up last year) but the problem is a) they have no money and b) the business case for such a network simply doesn't stack up.




Can NZ with such a small population support a 4th mobile network, as it is the public that are actually paying for it. I question why we have 3 mobile networks now, triplicating infrastructure. It should have been done in a similar way to fibre, and I believe that is what they do in other countries. 

IMO there is a space for an LTE provider in urban areas only where they provide large amounts of data (or 'unlimited') for a low price, under cutting the higher quality and less congested mainstream providers.
Japan for example has a couple of networks that are very popular for hotspot only use. Though their population density is much greater than ours, which makes the economics harder to get started - you need someone with deep pockets willing to stick it out for the long game. I believe there's also a few region specific wimax networks across australia who broadcast from a relatively small number of locations through the city

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A company I work for on occasion, on another company's at site at Wiri, lost their Woosh Wireless service a couple of weeks back because they were decommissioning the tower - I believe it's this one as that was the direction the antenna pointed to get the best delta. As a result they've had to go to a 2Degrees 3G dongle on an old Netcomm NB16WV router of mine, I happened to have laying around, that supports that dongle model. They don't use a lot of data anyway and there's not really any way of getting a fixed line of their own and the  site owner's policy won't let them use their internet - the usual big corporate red-tape. But they'd been with Woosh Wireless on that site since 2009.

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Where is this?
Woosh's largest island of coverage is in southland where i think they won a project probe grant and built out rural broadband coverage around invercargil.
I assume many of their customers would not have ADSL as an option.




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