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Topic # 162160 30-Jan-2015 20:30
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Just had a thought.  A no. of ISPs now offer unlimited these days.  Back in the day some may saw it as unsustainable Telecom provided unlimited but it fell over and the talk that some othe countries that the USA might be withdrawing unlimited internet too, one telco in Hong Kong also withdrew  unlimited off their mobile internet plans. 

Now looking back was it simply Telecom not allocating enough costs to it and wanting more revenue or has the situation significantly change now? 

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  Reply # 1225651 30-Jan-2015 20:36
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it's probably unsustainable for only 1 ISP to offer unlimited. They would get all the 'vampires'.

When all (or most) ISPs offer unlimited, the cost of those vampires is spread accross all the ISPs and so doesn't hurt as much.

Secondly, the price of international bandwidth is way way way lower now than it was back then

Thirdly, a lot less content needs to be brought from the USA now.  A large proportion of stuff is hosted on servers either here in NZ or in Australia, so the proportion of internets that incur expensive NZ->USA international bandwidth is much lower.

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  Reply # 1225659 30-Jan-2015 21:01
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I know that the unlimited hong kong LTE is used a lot by people from shenzhen who need to upload youtube etc since VPN is so bad. They send a local over who can use the quick customs lanes with a laptop and a 4g stick, get there, upload it while they are doing whatever there is to do in hong kong (not a lot it seemed) and then come back. Perhaps that is why they are limiting it?




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  Reply # 1226074 31-Jan-2015 23:12
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When telecom launched Go Large, one of the major problems was they didnt run a p2p cache, and the second was the extra noise that was generated on the longer DSL lines - this was pre-cabinetisation




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  Reply # 1226079 1-Feb-2015 00:06
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Ah, Go Large. Also, The Xtra-ordinaries! What happened to those guys.

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  Reply # 1226169 1-Feb-2015 13:47
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I would not be surprised if they have each been on (and left) shortland street.




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  Reply # 1226174 1-Feb-2015 14:15
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Back in the day, plans were low compared to now. When you get users doing 2 to 3 TB a month, that spoils it for the rest. These days, plans are higher, bandwidth is higher, the high users who leech cos they can seem to have faded. I'd suggest the mix of ultra high users:everyone else has changed a lot. Peter has mentioned more than once that we do not have anything in place to traffic manage, I think that says where things are at these days.

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  Reply # 1226194 1-Feb-2015 15:10
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tdgeek: Back in the day, plans were low compared to now.


Theresa Gattung is probably horrified at the concept of spark now doing an unlimited data plan.




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  Reply # 1226196 1-Feb-2015 15:12
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quickymart: Ah, Go Large. Also, The Xtra-ordinaries! What happened to those guys.


one of those guys i read back in the day - he did various marketing stints for companies ..

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