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Topic # 201893 8-Sep-2016 17:42
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I found this on Google News this morning

 

https://itbrief.co.nz/story/chorus-brings-gigabit-fibre-coverage-entire-ufb-network/

 

 

 

So they are taking New Zealand to the next level now!!!   Making us alot more "advanced" than previously

 

 

 

Surely this is great news for New Zealand and with that second sea cable positions NZ as a new IT World Hub etc....

 

 

 

Comments????  

Regards...Laurie

 

 


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  Reply # 1625993 8-Sep-2016 20:03
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I am still waiting for the UFB to come past my house - They stopped installing it 5 houses away. And they keep shifting the date for installation back and back.

 

So I can not work up any enthusiasm for this.


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  Reply # 1626033 8-Sep-2016 20:31
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At least you're not waiting until 2019, which is projected date past our house. May have moved by then...

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  Reply # 1626035 8-Sep-2016 20:32
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Oh but I am!


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  Reply # 1626071 8-Sep-2016 21:20
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Hi Chorus is this the entire network or will it be rolled out piece by piece?

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  Reply # 1626073 8-Sep-2016 21:22
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macuser: Hi Chorus is this the entire network or will it be rolled out piece by piece?


I, too am interested to know. @ChorusNZ care to comment :)





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  Reply # 1626085 8-Sep-2016 21:51
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Is contention going to be an issue? Or are we just simply not even getting close at the the moment with current 100 or 200Mbps plans?

 

I'm just wondering if it's going to be worth to actually start thinking about buying higher CIR's.


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  Reply # 1626134 8-Sep-2016 23:30
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chevrolux:

 

Is contention going to be an issue? Or are we just simply not even getting close at the the moment with current 100 or 200Mbps plans?

 

I'm just wondering if it's going to be worth to actually start thinking about buying higher CIR's.

 

 

Given the pretty abysmal uptake of fibre it shouldn't be a problem any time soon.


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  Reply # 1626137 8-Sep-2016 23:52
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macuser: Hi Chorus is this the entire network or will it be rolled out piece by piece?

 

Going by their press release, I believe it's the former

 

Chorus has today announced that it will extend its one gigabit (1Gbps) residential and SME business fibre broadband service across its entire Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) footprint from 1 October 2016.


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  Reply # 1626138 9-Sep-2016 00:14
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Wasn't this just a price decrease? I was under the assumption that Gigabit was already available to RSPs, well at least through UFF.

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  Reply # 1626168 9-Sep-2016 07:04
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macuser: Hi Chorus is this the entire network or will it be rolled out piece by piece?

 

Going by their press release, I believe it's the former

 

Chorus has today announced that it will extend its one gigabit (1Gbps) residential and SME business fibre broadband service across its entire Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) footprint from 1 October 2016.

 

 

The keyword here is "from". If they said "on 1 Oct" then you could assume everywhere at once. But the use of "from" would imply a process starting on that date.





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  Reply # 1626191 9-Sep-2016 07:08
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jamesplay: Wasn't this just a price decrease? I was under the assumption that Gigabit was already available to RSPs, well at least through UFF.

 

This is Chorus announcing Gigabit. They only offered it in Dunedin previously.

 

What UFF, Enable and Northpower do is totally separate from Chorus.

 

 


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UHD:

 

chevrolux:

 

Is contention going to be an issue? Or are we just simply not even getting close at the the moment with current 100 or 200Mbps plans?

 

I'm just wondering if it's going to be worth to actually start thinking about buying higher CIR's.

 

 

Given the pretty abysmal uptake of fibre it shouldn't be a problem any time soon.

 

 

Abysmal uptake? I assume you're not talking about NZ because there certainly isn't abysmal uptake of fibre in NZ unless your defintion of abysmal is very different from the dictionary!

 

Maybe you're thinking about the abysmal takeup of fibre in the US? And the battles to even deploy decent infrastructure to end users?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1626196 9-Sep-2016 07:17
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chevrolux:

 

Is contention going to be an issue? Or are we just simply not even getting close at the the moment with current 100 or 200Mbps plans?

 

 

Based on data I'd seen at the start of the year average throughput of Dunedin Gigatown customers was basically no different to 100/200Mbps users elsewhere in NZ. From a network perspective this means it's not going to have any impact. Considering even average peak time throughput on 100Mbps plans is a mere fraction of the 100Mbps there is no chance of it causing issues anytime soon.

 

Gigabit is nothing more than a marketing gimmick for most users. Sure there are some pretty compelling use cases for it, but it's not going to make a difference from a 200 plan for most users and I think the fact there is so little excitement about Gigabit plans in general really emphasises this.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1626204 9-Sep-2016 07:25
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sbiddle: Abysmal uptake? I assume you're not talking about NZ because there certainly isn't abysmal uptake of fibre in NZ unless your defintion of abysmal is very different from the dictionary!

 

Indeed. The latest stats that I've seen show uptake at almost 25% - far from abysmal!


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  Reply # 1626209 9-Sep-2016 07:37
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kiwifidget:

DarkShadow:


macuser: Hi Chorus is this the entire network or will it be rolled out piece by piece?


Going by their press release, I believe it's the former


Chorus has today announced that it will extend its one gigabit (1Gbps) residential and SME business fibre broadband service across its entire Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) footprint from 1 October 2016.



The keyword here is "from". If they said "on 1 Oct" then you could assume everywhere at once. But the use of "from" would imply a process starting on that date.



I read as commencing from 1/10 "giga" speeds will be available on their installed UFB network and not a graduated rollout starting 1/10.




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