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Topic # 150178 14-Jul-2014 11:40
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Nationwide business data network provider Vector Communications has dramatically expanded its Auckland coverage. 

As of 14 July, the company can now connect more than 10,000 Auckland business addresses to its fibre network, a more than tenfold increase on its previous coverage. 

For Vector Communications GM Greg Davis the step up is big news: “As a New Zealand-owned company we’re big on helping businesses connect and drive the local and national economy. This move extends our reach well beyond the CBD and large commercial hubs into more places where Aucklanders do business.” 

The move means even more businesses can connect via Vector Communications at speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s, making the offering ideal for data-heavy applications and cloud-based services. 

The extended network covers more than 10,000 business addresses in areas including Albany, West Auckland, the North Shore, South Auckland and more and is available immediately via Vector Communications and its resellers. 






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  Reply # 1088507 14-Jul-2014 13:02
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Argh... the fibre is so close, can't even get VDSL. Need to move two streets over :-/

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  Reply # 1088519 14-Jul-2014 13:16
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Lurch: Argh... the fibre is so close, can't even get VDSL. Need to move two streets over :-/


Business Fibre is diferent from UFB Fibre.. 




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What is their reasoning to expand the network? Can they compete against UFB? While some larger companies will want diverse delivery networks is there enough demand for it?





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  Reply # 1088618 14-Jul-2014 14:36
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Zeon: What is their reasoning to expand the network? Can they compete against UFB? While some larger companies will want diverse delivery networks is there enough demand for it?


I doubt they would be expanding their fibre network if there wasn't a good business case to do so

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  Reply # 1088620 14-Jul-2014 14:39
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Zeon: What is their reasoning to expand the network? Can they compete against UFB? While some larger companies will want diverse delivery networks is there enough demand for it?


Dark fibre networks, P2P fibre is stuff UFB cant do.
Imagine suffering on a 100/100 connection when you can get 10g-10g




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  Reply # 1089590 15-Jul-2014 21:57
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jeez, 10gbps! my school is served by vector, and we only get ~90mbps over cat6 ethernet.




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  Reply # 1089592 15-Jul-2014 22:01
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Zeon: What is their reasoning to expand the network? Can they compete against UFB? While some larger companies will want diverse delivery networks is there enough demand for it?

I think school IT companies use their network, like New Era.




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  Reply # 1089644 15-Jul-2014 23:10
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How do we figure out what addresses are serviced and get pricing? Are they reselling through RSP's or direct? 

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dcole13: jeez, 10gbps! my school is served by vector, and we only get ~90mbps over cat6 ethernet.


$20 says you got some 100meg switch in the way.




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  Reply # 1089672 16-Jul-2014 05:31
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Middle of Glenfield and no fibre or vdsl and no timetable sigh!

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TimA: Dark fibre networks, P2P fibre is stuff UFB cant do.


That's not completely true dude. UFB includes a P2P service which has options right up to 10G (Bitstream4/HSNS).

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  Reply # 1089682 16-Jul-2014 07:02
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Ramjet007: Middle of Glenfield and no fibre or vdsl and no timetable sigh!

Timetable is by end of 2019




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  Reply # 1089685 16-Jul-2014 07:30
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BMarquis:
TimA: Dark fibre networks, P2P fibre is stuff UFB cant do.


That's not completely true dude. UFB includes a P2P service which has options right up to 10G (Bitstream4/HSNS).


And with the Chorus architecture moving towards the ABFATs deeper into the node, offering P2P services over UFB fibre has become a lot easier.


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  Reply # 1089692 16-Jul-2014 07:41
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BMarquis:
TimA: Dark fibre networks, P2P fibre is stuff UFB cant do.


That's not completely true dude. UFB includes a P2P service which has options right up to 10G (Bitstream4/HSNS).


And with the Chorus architecture moving towards the ABFATs deeper into the node, offering P2P services over UFB fibre has become a lot easier.



Kinda, as it is still dependant on feeder fibre (exchange to ABFAT) availability.
IMO it's the 'Air Blown' part that helps - easier to provision more fibre in the future if space is available - rather than the lower customer numbers served from the ABFAT in relation to cabinet based FATs.

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  Reply # 1089712 16-Jul-2014 08:25
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TimA:
dcole13: jeez, 10gbps! my school is served by vector, and we only get ~90mbps over cat6 ethernet.


$20 says you got some 100meg switch in the way.

Nope, at least as I know. When we got fibre connected last year I think they upgraded all the switches (pree sure)




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