Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




32 posts

Geek


Topic # 15185 8-Aug-2007 16:20
Send private message

http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/news/releases/20070802d.asp

Or again, just the oncoming train....

Create new topic
600 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted

  Reply # 81618 8-Aug-2007 20:17
Send private message

The difference in approach to Wellington's plan is very, very interesting.

Wellington - We're laying fiber!  We're giving citylink more money!  We want to be an ISP!
Auckland - We're digging holes anyways, so we're going to put some pipe down.  Come put your own fiber in it!

Personally, I prefer Auckland's approach.




2895 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 311


  Reply # 81624 8-Aug-2007 20:41
Send private message

Similar is happening in the CHC CBD at present (we asked one of the contractors) Dark fibre to the door. 35 core cable or similar is now running past our gate.

 
 
 
 


424 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 81665 9-Aug-2007 00:39
Send private message

I read somewhere that glass fibre only lasted about 20 years before quality dropped below usable values, can someone confirm/correct this?  It may have something to do with moistue absorption.


21612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4429

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 81788 9-Aug-2007 18:16
Send private message

As opposed to the copper that lasts forever?? :D

Once the duct is in place, they can replace it with whatever comes along. The problem with telecoms network is the last big spend on cabling was the early 80s, and its all directly buried so cant just be used to pull newer better stuff thru the ducts, since then they have done stuff all investment, and its so hard to do it now thanks to the RMA that the only viable time to drop some ducts in is when your digging anyway.

I'm still surprised that there isn't a need to have some Maoris turn up to bless the ducts or the land they go thru or something before they can be used.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.