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Topic # 15199 9-Aug-2007 09:18
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I like the quote about sending large e-mail in seconds instead of hours...


ihug first to enter Telecom exchange
ihug is the first public company in New Zealand's history to enter a Telecom exchange to install its own equipment so it can provide broadband and phone services directly to customers in the future.

A trial started today in the Ponsonby and Glenfield exchanges, which will see ihug complete technical testing over the next few months before launching to customers at the end of the year.

However, the company, now owned by Vodafone, is keen to see a far greater number of exchanges open their doors. ihug chief executive Mark Rushworth says the trial is akin to fixing the first pothole on the road
to faster broadband for kiwis.

"It's great to finally get the keys - or swipe card as it is these days

- to these two exchanges so we can put our own equipment in. But it's important to remember that we're still a long way from being able to offer the majority of Kiwis faster broadband - which is what they're
crying out for.

"For local loop unbundling (LLU) to work, it needs to be done in a big way and that's what ihug, with its own expertise and the financial backing of Vodafone, will be doing. Kiwis will be able to reap the benefits of true competition for the first time between New Zealand's two top telco providers.

"But it needs to be able to happen much faster and on a much larger scale than what's been proposed."

Ihug has been working since the LLU announcement was made last year to make sure they're ready to put their equipment into as many exchanges as possible as soon as they're able to.

"We don't want to give away our plans to the competition but this trial is an important part of getting ready to provide these services to as many Kiwis as we can.

"For individuals and businesses, it's all about saying goodbye to frustratingly slow speeds and the chance to reap the full benefits of the internet like video conferencing, streaming music, movies and TV, making voice calls over the internet or even simple things like sending and receiving large emails in seconds instead of hours."





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Reply # 81690 9-Aug-2007 09:30
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receiving large emails in seconds instead of hours."

Ironically, if their mail servers had been set up correctly and were reliable - this would already be a reality... LLU is not going to help them there.

Given how wrong their spin is - you just got to love the voda spin machine (Vodafone: Spin the most out of now!)!




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  Reply # 81691 9-Aug-2007 09:43
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Lets hope they're learned from their 3G rollout where some smart cookie obviously didn't realise using a single 2mbps E1 for backhaul can't deliver 3.6mbps using HSDPA.

It is good news indeed that this has finally happened however it's still very early days so I won't be getting too excited yet. Telecom have two ways to approach ULL - let operators deploy their own gear which results in a lost revenue stream for Telecom's wholesale services or offer quality wholesale services at a pricepoint that will make other operators question whether deploying their own gear makes sence and keep the revenue stream.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 81697 9-Aug-2007 09:55
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sbiddle: It is good news indeed that this has finally happened however it's still very early days so I won't be getting too excited yet. Telecom have two ways to approach ULL - let operators deploy their own gear which results in a lost revenue stream for Telecom's wholesale services or offer quality wholesale services at a pricepoint that will make other operators question whether deploying their own gear makes sence and keep the revenue stream.


I agree, Telecom currently also have the advantage of economies of scale, and Telecom Wholesale should look to take full advantage of this.

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Reply # 81703 9-Aug-2007 10:48
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The war of words in marketing... I've now got a press release from TelstraClear, where if you read between the lines, they simply trash IHUG's claims to be the "first company to enter Telecom exchange":


Please be careful - we’re already in there!
TelstraClear applauds the enthusiasm of ihug and Orcon as they prepare to access Telecom’s exchanges for the first time, but is raising one point of concern.

Because TelstraClear already has equipment in at least 17 Telecom local telephone exchanges, it has a message for the new enthusiasts - please be careful.

TelstraClear Head of Corporate Services Mathew Bolland says in the rush to do what TelstraClear has already done, there’s a chance they may bump into the precision hardware the company already has up and running.

“We can remember how exciting it was when we first interconnected with Telecom over a decade ago and when we installed Unbundled
Partial Circuits last year it was a moment to treasure,” says Mr Bolland.

“Clearly this morning’s ihug media release saying they were first into a Telecom exchange saw the facts get in the way. Let’s hope our equipment doesn’t”.


 

 





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  Reply # 81704 9-Aug-2007 10:55
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ROFL - somebody at TCL has a sence of humor!!


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Reply # 81714 9-Aug-2007 12:35
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Emails is seconds instead of hours? LOL!

That's on the rare occasion when their useless email server is even operational!!!!!

"We were first" sound like "bestmate4 is coming early 07"

iHug's parent is well known for "smoke and lies" and it's reputation is getting to be utterly notorious..


Go TelstraClear..



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  Reply # 81715 9-Aug-2007 12:38
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Out of curiosity, is it the infrastructure aspects which has led them to "trial" Auckland first, or would it be a political decision?

(and how large are the emails they receive??)




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  Reply # 81731 9-Aug-2007 13:59
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Hi, does anyone know how to tell if I am on the Browns Bay exchange? I have noticed in the last month or so that my download speeds have greatly improved, latency is better and there are less drop-outs. I wonder if this is anything to do with the September pilot and Telecom improving things at this exchange in preparation for September?Wink

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  Reply # 81790 9-Aug-2007 18:19
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Probably Auckland first since thats where the head office of vodafone and ihug are, so less distance to go to do the photo-op of someone important in the company in front of some technical looking gear.

I'm not at all excited about having my crap copper connected to someone else's dslam providing the same crap sync speeds




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  Reply # 81794 9-Aug-2007 18:35
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found an image....






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Reply # 81800 9-Aug-2007 19:24
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billgates: found an image....




I wounder if Telecom can inforce a 'Dress Code'! Sorry but all you equipment must be 'grey' with no advertising....

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Reply # 81801 9-Aug-2007 19:28
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I just want to get a server in there! so cheap it beats having it in my basement.

I would like to see what is behind those rack front panels! oooh.

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  Reply # 81826 9-Aug-2007 21:59
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paradoxsm: I would like to see what is behind those rack front panels! oooh.


looks like a lot of thin air behind the orcon faceplate...




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Reply # 81855 10-Aug-2007 08:48
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Regs:
paradoxsm: I would like to see what is behind those rack front panels! oooh.


looks like a lot of thin air behind the orcon faceplate...

I'd say hot air.




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