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#147286 14-Jun-2014 21:57
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I asked a question in the Outram thread but I think it got lost; with the RBI rollout, is it planned for centres with a population over 500, or is it over 500 phone lines? I've heard conflicting information and just want to make sure I have it right smile

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  #1065769 14-Jun-2014 22:08
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You can view the planned roll out on the Vodafone website.

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  #1065770 14-Jun-2014 22:09
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I think your town we identified 5 time that it won't get a DSL upgrade. I'm speaking of RBI terms.

 
 
 
 


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  #1065776 14-Jun-2014 22:28
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It was 500 lines and it was to do with Telcom's (now Chorus) initial ADSL2+ exchange & cabinet rollout.
The RBI is a shared effort between Chorus & Vodafone to extend the broadband coverage further into rural NZ with a mix of both xDSL cabinets & wireless.
I have a customer 20km from the nearest town who gets 30/10 VDSL connection. Entry level fibre speeds for someone out in the sticks, not bad!




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  #1065792 14-Jun-2014 22:42
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TimA: I think your town we identified 5 time that it won't get a DSL upgrade. I'm speaking of RBI terms.

This is a different one :) still on the Coast, but has a population of 330. There's a school, which I thought meant it would get fibre, but they can't get any broadband at all (apart from satellite).

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  #1065842 15-Jun-2014 06:35
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quickymart:
TimA: I think your town we identified 5 time that it won't get a DSL upgrade. I'm speaking of RBI terms.

This is a different one :) still on the Coast, but has a population of 330. There's a school, which I thought meant it would get fibre, but they can't get any broadband at all (apart from satellite).


If it is too hard to get fibre out to the school they will put in a DMR link instead. Obviously with fibre they can use the extra ports of the ont to sell broadband to more customers. Not sure how it would work over DMR, maybe just some VLANs.



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  #1065855 15-Jun-2014 08:07
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DMR?

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  #1065864 15-Jun-2014 08:45
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Digital microwave radio (or digital mobile radio, not sure).

Just a high quality radio link on some licensed spectrum. Chorus do this for the extremely remote schools where trenching in fibre isn't an option.

 
 
 
 


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  #1065878 15-Jun-2014 09:18
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Are there any numbers for RBI uptake yet... Seems the cap limits (and pricing if exceeding them) has rapidly dated and most don't or won't connect unless the caps become viable?

Please just link any real data if there is any, rather than spinning out into rural vs urban slanging :)

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  #1065879 15-Jun-2014 09:21
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https://www.national.org.nz/news/news/media-releases/detail/2013/08/08/ufb-and-rbi-programmes-exceed-year-two-targets

'Rbi uptake is 38 percent'

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  #1065943 15-Jun-2014 12:20
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chevrolux: Digital microwave radio (or digital mobile radio, not sure).

Just a high quality radio link on some licensed spectrum. Chorus do this for the extremely remote schools where trenching in fibre isn't an option.


The Ministry has contracted nationwide wireless network supplier Araneo to supply a good chunk of schools via 'DMR'. Not (just) Chorus. 

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  #1066206 15-Jun-2014 21:15
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chevrolux: https://www.national.org.nz/news/news/media-releases/detail/2013/08/08/ufb-and-rbi-programmes-exceed-year-two-targets

'Rbi uptake is 38 percent'


Thanks for that!

From that source
"Over the last quarter, the number of customers signing up to a service under the UFB programme has jumped by about 95 per cent, taking the total number to nearly 10,000.
This is in-line with projections and consistent with overseas experience and the introduction of other new technologies in New Zealand.
In addition, uptake among RBI users has reached 38 per cent."

Is it just me or is there a significant difference here for a reason I wonder?

*Edit*

On closer reading it's just National fiddling with statistics pre-election to try make it seem good, as TOTAL UFB uptake is LAUDED at 3% (!) and the really short linked report shows only 21 Cell towers new/upgraded for RBI (in the last 3 months) anyway so maybe just targted highest return on investment first?

unfortunately the RBI figures are really only reported as a percentage, without any base figures of what they mean given...



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  #1066331 15-Jun-2014 23:39
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I wondered about that too. Some official numbers rather than a press release from the National Party would probably give a better idea of real uptake, not what they want the voting public to believe.

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