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

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
22336 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1769164 23-Apr-2017 10:59
Send private message



OldGeek: Do those who install a UFB connection continue to use any PSTN services?  I would have thought that UFB plus VOIP would be all that is needed.


I suppose the key question is whether the PSTN is still the central interconnect - if two UFB customers call each other, do the calls still go via the PSTN?


This may be ISP-dependent; it wouldn't surprise me if some of the smaller providers are only using VoIP "last mile" and are still feeding everything back to the PSTN.



I was told that sparks core network is involved in most phonecalls, even those between other telcos for legacy telephone network reasons. That might change with their move to a current century technology however.


28115 posts

Uber Geek

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1769169 23-Apr-2017 11:48
Send private message



Do those who install a UFB connection continue to use any PSTN services?  I would have thought that UFB plus VOIP would be all that is needed.



The PSTN still forms the basis of SS7 voice interconnects between big providers in NZ, regardless of whether end users are on VoIP or copper services.


While IP interconnects are in place and used by some providers for traffic there is still a long way to go before everything is IP. This change will be as fundamental as removing customers of the NEAX's, and it wouldn't surprise me if we'll still have some NEAX's just handing interconnects for a long time after they stop providing POTS services to end users.






3885 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1770046 24-Apr-2017 23:54



Chorus own most of the exchange buildings, not Spark. Spark simply own the NEAX switch that sits inside it.


UFB and copper equipment will still exist inside the cabinets as it's only the NEAX that's being shut down. There are still no definitive plans to shut down any part of the copper network, xDSL network or to stop providing voice services over copper using the ISAM-V or UCLL solutions.




Just had a thought - Who owns the PCM circuits, equipment, endpoints ect? Which presumably are connected to the NEAX switches. (Can the PCM network operate without the NEAX switches)?


As the only thing worse than living in an area where your only internet access available is via a conklin, Would be having the landline permanently disconnected. No cellular, and your only internet connection too congested for VOIP to work over it.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices

Twitter and LinkedIn »

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:

News »

Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29

Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41

Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26

University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20

D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47

Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41

Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27

Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20

Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57

Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43

Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20

Toyota and Preferred Networks to develop service robots
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:11

Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted 7-Aug-2019 17:16

Geekzone Live »

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

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

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.