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minjae0810

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#11346 17-Jan-2007 10:53
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As you might have noticed from my name, i'm korean
and i came to new zealand 3 yrs ago...

and i really think that you guys should know how internet is like in korea..


fisstly, there is no data limit with any service..
you can download like.. unlimited amount of files through P2P, or bittorrent or anything, no limit..
and it's very cheap (comared to NZ one..)

Secondly, the speed is like.. killing... it only takes few minutes (with some ISPs, less than a minute)
to download a 700mb movie.... and because the speed is good, most of korean sited are very graphically(?) developed.
( also, some people think that 2MByte/sec downloading speed is slow..)

thirdly, there are internet tv thingy that you pay about $50 nzd and it streams tv shows through broadband and also, you can choose what you want to watch... no lag and no buffering..

fourthly, the thing is, the internet is still very fast while almost everyone in korea (everyone has internet because it's very cheap...)
is downloading unlimited at very fast speed

and also, there is an unlimited data plan for phones too and it's cheap and the phone's wireless connection is faster than nz broadband...

it's like heaven of internet in korea....


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JAMMAN2110
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#58166 17-Jan-2007 13:34
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Can we move Geekzone and its community to Korea please?

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  #58168 17-Jan-2007 13:44
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Yes and the Korean government provided US$2b in funding for the high capacity backbone along with US$1b in soft loans to address the rural sector.

 
 
 
 


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  #58173 17-Jan-2007 15:47
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True... korea has the fastest residential  broadband in the world...Ummmmmmmmm!!! Must go to Korea. Aja Aja Fighting!!

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  #58176 17-Jan-2007 16:01
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Guys, let's not sneer at Min Jae... it's good to hear what it's like over there. I've been wondering that myself.

Thanks Min Jae for telling us. :)




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  #58178 17-Jan-2007 16:24
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Its good to hear of others experiences, and also hearing the balanced view that the government has pumped a lot of money into it.

Im sure there would be a big divide between people in NZ who would approve of our government doing that, and those who think it would be outrageous when the money could be spent in other areas (healthcare education police etc etc).







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  #58179 17-Jan-2007 16:39
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There's no need for crap like "Aja Aja Fighting" and having a go at someone's nationality though.




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  #58189 17-Jan-2007 18:47
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Jama: Yes and the Korean government provided US$2b in funding for the high capacity backbone along with US$1b in soft loans to address the rural sector.


Maybe Comrade Cunliffe would sell Air New Zealand and then he could use that money to provide "FASTER CHEAPER BROADBAND" Frankly though I think further investment in Health and Corrections could be money better spent.
Laughing

 
 
 
 


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  #58367 19-Jan-2007 18:15
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I guess it's not really comparable because:
NZ population: 4.1 million
Korea population: 48.8 million
-More people use the internet,

Area of New Zealand: 268,680 km²
Area of Korea: 99,646 km²
-Less construction I guess

NZ Government: Auckland mayor rejected Telstra's investment of cable in Auckland
Korean Government: Not as stupid.


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  #58379 19-Jan-2007 19:28
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icesk8erboi:

I guess it's not really comparable because:
NZ population: 4.1 million
Korea population: 48.8 million
-More people use the internet,

Area of New Zealand: 268,680 km²
Area of Korea: 99,646 km²
-Less construction I guess

NZ Government: Auckland mayor rejected Telstra's investment of cable in Auckland
Korean Government: Not as stupid.



I wouldn't think its a case of the Korean Government not being so stupid, I mean would you really want BUTT Ugly fat cables hung from Telephone poles outside your house.....MMMMMMM possibly not.

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  #58383 19-Jan-2007 20:06
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mclayma: I wouldn't think its a case of the Korean Government not being so stupid, I mean would you really want BUTT Ugly fat cables hung from Telephone poles outside your house.....MMMMMMM possibly not.


That's not actually what would've been the case. The cables weren't as "fat" as were made out in the Herald and either way, they would've been put underground after the network had been built.

The Auckland mayors turned away a $2 billion investment for no good reason.




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  #58562 23-Jan-2007 10:22
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Broadband in Korea is indeed very fast when accessing local content :)

But I found that speeds to US/UK weren't particularly great, actually slower than what I get currently with my XTRA broadband. This isn't as much of an issue if you are Korean, since I found my girlfriend and acquaintances spent the majority of their internet time accessing local/regional content (damn Cyworld, haha). However you could find a lot of internation TV shows, movies and music locally if you knew where to look.

They may have increased their international capacity since though.

Pity to hear that Not In My Backyard torpedoed a $2billion investment here :(

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  #58572 23-Jan-2007 11:51
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mclayma:
I wouldn't think its a case of the Korean Government not being so stupid, I mean would you really want BUTT Ugly fat cables hung from Telephone poles outside your house.....MMMMMMM possibly not.


Every development needs a starting point like "Ugly fat cable hung from telephone poles", without it there  is no or very slow progress.

I remember there were  "cable mass" on the populated area in Korea and Japan, especially collective of individuals small apartments 15 years ago. Now there is no visible cable at all, it gone to underground fire optic cables. However without cable mass, there will be no underground fire optics, who might thought every household needs 100mbps+ speed 15 years ago, now they're looking for 250mbps for replace TV signal.




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  #58576 23-Jan-2007 12:04
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bitserf: Broadband in Korea is indeed very fast when accessing local content :)

But I found that speeds to US/UK weren't particularly great, actually slower than what I get currently with my XTRA broadband. This isn't as much of an issue if you are Korean, since I found my girlfriend and acquaintances spent the majority of their internet time accessing local/regional content (damn Cyworld, haha). However you could find a lot of internation TV shows, movies and music locally if you knew where to look.

They may have increased their international capacity since though.

Pity to hear that Not In My Backyard torpedoed a $2billion investment here :(


Connection speed between Korea and US is vary to ISPs.

Funny thing is that connection speed between Korea and Japan is faster if you routed via US rather than connect them directly.

Those two countries really don't have interest in invest capacity between them, which only 100~200km apart.


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  #58580 23-Jan-2007 13:06
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juha:
mclayma: I wouldn't think its a case of the Korean Government not being so stupid, I mean would you really want BUTT Ugly fat cables hung from Telephone poles outside your house.....MMMMMMM possibly not.


That's not actually what would've been the case. The cables weren't as "fat" as were made out in the Herald and either way, they would've been put underground after the network had been built.

The Auckland mayors turned away a $2 billion investment for no good reason.


Juha quick question do you seriously believe the cables would have been placed underground after the roll out? I mean look at Vector they only commit to so many streets per year to be transformed to under ground cables.  Maybe the Auckland Mayors knew that after the cables were there that there would be very little incentive to mess with them again by the provider.

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  #58582 23-Jan-2007 13:16
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mclayma:Juha quick question do you seriously believe the cables would have been placed underground after the roll out? I mean look at Vector they only commit to so many streets per year to be transformed to under ground cables. Maybe the Auckland Mayors knew that after the cables were there that there would be very little incentive to mess with them again by the provider.


I'm told TelstraClear submitted an undergrounding plan to the mayors so unless they were fibbing, yes. Either way, it's too late now. The mayors told TCL to take its $2b investment and stick it somewhere it hurts.

You may ask yourself who benefited directly from that, and also question the reason for the intensity of the media campaign at the time.




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