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Topic # 10137 6-Nov-2006 19:18
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Just seen WiMax is now available in central Wellington and Lower Hutt...
Targeting business, but if in local coverage, I guess residential could sign up for too if happy with the cost...
And more interesting is it offers unlimited data for an extra $25...sweet!

More expensive than traditional dsl options, but an option none the less.

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  Reply # 51361 6-Nov-2006 21:58
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nzWireless have had an unlimited plan for years now...

I love the idea of it been dedicated bandwidth per IP.   No sharing with your next door neighbor.  Peak?

Great to see them keeping up the good upload speeds.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 51367 6-Nov-2006 22:30
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Kezzainc: nzWireless have had an unlimited plan for years now...

If your talking about Wellington then I presume your talking about thier residential service Gasp.
While it does have an unlimited plan, this service is not WiMax, it only offers a maximum speed of 256kb
The new service is Wimax with a choice of 2 speeds, 2mb or 3mb, with the option of unlimited data at an extra cost....This is why this service is more expensive than the Gasp service ($70 per month unlimited) as opposed to roughly $118.10 for Wimax unlimited (2mb connection option)




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  Reply # 51379 7-Nov-2006 00:00
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Kezzainc:

I love the idea of it been dedicated bandwidth per IP. No sharing with your next door neighbor. Peak?



Where did you get the idea it was dedicated bandwidth "per ip" (assume you mean per customer wireless link here).. They have stated that they are looking at 45mbps per site of transmission capacity, I assume thats downstream only (upstream will be less) so based on your no contention ratio statement and with the figures of $118/month per 2mbps connection that works out at a whopping $2655/month for the:

Transmission site lease
Backhaul from transmission site
capex on base station, network switching and routing equipment for basestation and subscriber units.
Customer installs
Support costs
Acquisition costs of new customers
Internet data costs.
R&D
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  Reply # 51395 7-Nov-2006 06:47
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I don't believe it's dedicated bandwidth per IP but it's certainly a managed "business" grade connection, none of this crappy 1/10th speed stuff duing peak times.


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  Reply # 51408 7-Nov-2006 08:59
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Sorry i said that way to sharp.  I know that it has some shaping like that at home base but im sure it would have to move around abit as load changes.   I was more comparing it to NZ ADSL.  Sorry.


Anyone signed up yet?  Already have it?       Those upload speeds must open' alot of doors....

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  Reply # 51415 7-Nov-2006 09:38
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If I didn't have a TCL cable connection I'd certainly be opting for that over ADSL. Since I can't live without my VoIP which is about as good as two cans with a piece of string tied betwene them over most ADSL connections at present..


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  Reply # 51419 7-Nov-2006 09:52
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sbiddle: ...my VoIP which is about as good as two cans with a piece of string tied betwene them over most ADSL connections at present..

I think it depends which ADSL plan you are on.  If it's Go Large, then you are wasting your time but I use it most days for business calls and it works fine so far as quality goes.  It would be better without the lag, but according to comments from overseas-based posters, that lag is present for all Skype users in NZ.  Probably because of the return transit time to the US over the Southern Cross Cable I expect.  There's not too much we can do about that... Frown

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  Reply # 51423 7-Nov-2006 10:16
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Sure there is, start work on extracting meaningful information from quantum entanglement devices :)

sbiddle: I don't believe it's dedicated bandwidth per IP but it's certainly a managed "business" grade connection, none of this crappy 1/10th speed stuff duing peak times.



What does it say in their SLA's? Bet they are peak speeds :)

But yes I would expect the contention ratios to be pretty decent, at least at first.

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