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Topic # 123443 8-Jul-2013 09:42
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Kordia Connect delivers direct link to broadband

Even the fastest broadband can be crawlingly slow when something goes wrong – especially when your ISP is not the telco that owns the infrastructure.

So if you’re sick of waiting for your ISP’s support crew to get the telco to fix an issue, there’s a new service from Kordia that eliminates the ‘middle man’.

Kordia Connect is a converged network service enabling small and medium-size businesses to access internet and voice services over a single dedicated, high quality, scalable connection.

It turns the traditional ISP / service provider relationship on its head, ensuring the business is linked direct to the network rather than through an internet service provider.

And that has huge benefits for small and medium enterprises says Kordia Director of Sales and Marketing Drew Gilpin.

“Put simply, it means extra convenience, extra efficiency and extra flexibility for the business. That’s because the internet and voice services run through a single dedicated and scalable Kordia connection, instead of multiple connections.

“Businesses can add extra phone lines with a single phone call, for instance, and clearly see how many more are needed. Or check exactly how much internet is being used, so they can ensure the size is right.

“These might seem like little things but they make life easier enabling owners to get on with focusing on their business, not the set-up. Mr Gilpin says.

Kordia has been around for 60 years and began life as a broadcast transmission business. An SOE owned by the taxpayer, it has invested heavily over recent years in becoming a full scale telecommunications provider focusing on the business market.

“With Kordia Connect, we have built on our experience with large enterprises to provide small and medium-size businesses with a higher level of quality assurance,” Mr Gilpin says.

“We are not an ISP and we are the only telco dedicated to business - we have only business customers. Competitor business products tend to be residential based services scaled up for business. Because we own our own network and deal only with businesses, we are able to provide a superior level of service.

“Kordia Connect is delivered over our own backbone network so it is entirely scalable and brings together both voice and internet in the one cable. Others who are selling someone else’s network are reliant on that third party coming to the party.”

Internet
Developed especially for business customers, Kordia Connect Internet is a dedicated connection that runs directly from the client’s premises to the Kordia Internet gateway.

“That avoids such things as congestion of the broadband network - we all know about the 3.30pm slowdown - and we're able to provide consistent, reliable and high-performance internet,” Mr Gilpin says.

Voice
Because Kordia Connect is so versatile, it embodies the means to reserve capacity and prioritise voice ahead of other traffic on a network using dedicated connections - voice calls don't pass through the internet.

When voice calls aren't being made, network capacity is available to other applications – such as the internet – to get the best possible use out of the network investment.






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  Reply # 850673 8-Jul-2013 10:02
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This should be interesting...

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  Reply # 850690 8-Jul-2013 10:33
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So do Kordia have their own physical network to support this? I know they have wireless but what else?





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  Reply # 850773 8-Jul-2013 12:22
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Are they talking about the difference between being a virtual ISP and not? It's a rather confusing media statement.

Or are they saying they're building thier own cable network?

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  Reply # 850819 8-Jul-2013 13:16
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So first they buy Orcon, then they sell Orcon, and now they want to become an internet access provider?

As they mention connecting directly to the gateway, I take it you have to arrange your own mail server, DNS server, etc.?

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  Reply # 850899 8-Jul-2013 15:05
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Zeon: So do Kordia have their own physical network to support this? I know they have wireless but what else?


Yes Kordia operates it own core network and has handovers with all the major access providers nationwide. We have our own Internet Gateway and Voice Switch. We have been providing managed WAN and Voice services to Corporate customers for a number of years

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  Reply # 850912 8-Jul-2013 15:17
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MGoodman:
Zeon: So do Kordia have their own physical network to support this? I know they have wireless but what else?


Yes Kordia operates it own core network and has handovers with all the major access providers nationwide. We have our own Internet Gateway and Voice Switch. We have been providing managed WAN and Voice services to Corporate customers for a number of years


I still don't see how this differs from most other ISPs who operate their own national networks and use 3rd parties for last mile access? Even small ISPs will often have a national network with dedicated inter region backhaul and internet connectivity direct with transit providers?





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Zeon:
MGoodman:
Zeon: So do Kordia have their own physical network to support this? I know they have wireless but what else?


Yes Kordia operates it own core network and has handovers with all the major access providers nationwide. We have our own Internet Gateway and Voice Switch. We have been providing managed WAN and Voice services to Corporate customers for a number of years


I still don't see how this differs from most other ISPs who operate their own national networks and use 3rd parties for last mile access? Even small ISPs will often have a national network with dedicated inter region backhaul and internet connectivity direct with transit providers?


There are only a handful of carriers that own their own backbone network - and Kordia is one of them. Most ISPs buy raw services from one of these carriers. This gives Kordia full control over the end to end service experience for our business customers. Kordia uses its own wireless access in the specific occaisions where customers want diversity or the wired network is unavailable.
Murray Goodman - Kordia

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  Reply # 850963 8-Jul-2013 15:55
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MGoodman:
Zeon:
MGoodman:
Zeon: So do Kordia have their own physical network to support this? I know they have wireless but what else?


Yes Kordia operates it own core network and has handovers with all the major access providers nationwide. We have our own Internet Gateway and Voice Switch. We have been providing managed WAN and Voice services to Corporate customers for a number of years


I still don't see how this differs from most other ISPs who operate their own national networks and use 3rd parties for last mile access? Even small ISPs will often have a national network with dedicated inter region backhaul and internet connectivity direct with transit providers?


There are only a handful of carriers that own their own backbone network - and Kordia is one of them. Most ISPs buy raw services from one of these carriers. This gives Kordia full control over the end to end service experience for our business customers. Kordia uses its own wireless access in the specific occaisions where customers want diversity or the wired network is unavailable.
Murray Goodman - Kordia


Kordia don't own an intermetro fibre network though do they? and wont DMR only have a limited amount of capacity? I'd assume Kordia be leasing wavelengths/capacity from the owners of Fibre, I.E Chorus/FX/Vodafone/ just like many other ISP's/Telco's do? I also don't see what is any different about this service from what the other ISP's that offer Business Services provide?

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  Reply # 851074 8-Jul-2013 18:03
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Jarno: So first they buy Orcon, then they sell Orcon, and now they want to become an internet access provider?

As they mention connecting directly to the gateway, I take it you have to arrange your own mail server, DNS server, etc.?


Correct - we can supply IP Addresses if required.

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  Reply # 851080 8-Jul-2013 18:10
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pchs:
MGoodman:
Zeon:
MGoodman:
Zeon: So do Kordia have their own physical network to support this? I know they have wireless but what else?


Yes Kordia operates it own core network and has handovers with all the major access providers nationwide. We have our own Internet Gateway and Voice Switch. We have been providing managed WAN and Voice services to Corporate customers for a number of years


I still don't see how this differs from most other ISPs who operate their own national networks and use 3rd parties for last mile access? Even small ISPs will often have a national network with dedicated inter region backhaul and internet connectivity direct with transit providers?


There are only a handful of carriers that own their own backbone network - and Kordia is one of them. Most ISPs buy raw services from one of these carriers. This gives Kordia full control over the end to end service experience for our business customers. Kordia uses its own wireless access in the specific occaisions where customers want diversity or the wired network is unavailable.
Murray Goodman - Kordia


Kordia don't own an intermetro fibre network though do they? and wont DMR only have a limited amount of capacity? I'd assume Kordia be leasing wavelengths/capacity from the owners of Fibre, I.E Chorus/FX/Vodafone/ just like many other ISP's/Telco's do? I also don't see what is any different about this service from what the other ISP's that offer Business Services provide?


Kordia is aiming to differentiate on service quality - consistent, reliable performance and service support which our research shows our target market value. 


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Is kordia providing Lync as the/a voice option?




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Regs: Is kordia providing Lync as the/a voice option?

we can provide Lync certified SIP trunks but work with partners for the Lync application.

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Kordia don't own an intermetro fibre network though do they? and wont DMR only have a limited amount of capacity? I'd assume Kordia be leasing wavelengths/capacity from the owners of Fibre, I.E Chorus/FX/Vodafone/ just like many other ISP's/Telco's do? I also don't see what is any different about this service from what the other ISP's that offer Business Services provide?


I too dont really see anything new. However the DMR network can easily carry 100mbit to 1gbit much like a fibre connection. Kordia also sell microwave tails direct to your building from a highsite. So they can bypass copper last mile infrastructure where needed.
I am not very knowledgeable on kordia but i dont think there is much regional fibre in the kordia network, but i can see that if they directly market to businesses and sell the capacity on the DMR backbone network, then they could start renting dark fibre from the likes of fx.

Personally i like them as a backhaul provider rather than a retailer - but thats my biased opinion.






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