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Topic # 225912 11-Dec-2017 11:25
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The number of New Zealand households and businesses connected to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has increased by 11 per cent to 460,096 connections in the last quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Broadband Update by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

 

The Quarterly Broadband Update provides data on deployment progress and uptake under government broadband programmes: the UFB programme, the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Black Spot Fund.

 

MBIE ICT Policy and Programmes Manager Jane Tier says over 1.2 million New Zealand households and businesses are now able to connect to UFB, with deployment of phase one of the UFB programme over 80 per cent complete.

 

“This means that 90 per cent of businesses in New Zealand’s biggest towns and cities, which are covered under phase one of the UFB programme, are able to connect to UFB.

 

“UFB users can access speeds of close to 1,000 Megabits per second. For businesses, this enables fast and efficient exchange of information across New Zealand and with the rest of the world, improving productivity and competitiveness.

 

“New Zealand households and businesses are continuing to realise the benefits of being UFB-connected, with 460,096 of those able to connect (38 per cent) now connected. This is an 11 per cent increase in connections since the previous quarter,” says Ms Tier.

 

By the time the UFB programme is fully completed in 2022, 87 per cent of New Zealanders will have access to fibre to the premises. As a complement to this programme, the Rural Broadband Initiative is delivering faster broadband in rural communities outside of UFB areas.

 

“Over 300,000 rural households and businesses are able to connect to new or improved broadband under phase one of the Rural Broadband Initiative,” says Ms Tier.

 

In August 2017, new contracts were executed to extend and speed up the UFB build, and to roll out improved rural broadband and mobile coverage under the second phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative, and the Mobile Black Spot Fund.

 

Deployment has begun in 15 places under the UFB expansion. Detailed build scheduling for the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Black Spot Fund is underway.

 

The latest Quarterly Broadband Update is available at http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/technology-communications/fast-broadband/documents-image-library/september-17-quarterly-broadband-update.pdf

 





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  Reply # 1916576 11-Dec-2017 11:49
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1000Mbit.... Rest of the world..... Southern Cross cable is the bottle neck. #justsaying







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Is it really? Many CDNs are present in New Zealand - Cloudflare, Akamai, Fastly. Most of the content consumed in-country is likely generated in country (Trade Me, Stuff, NZ Herald, Newshub, etc) and most of the streaming services use a local CDN.

 

Try using NBN in Australia and you will think New Zealand broadband is paradise on Earth.





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  Reply # 1916621 11-Dec-2017 12:17
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Southern Cross is not a bottle-neck.  While there are alternative cable systems coming online over the next 12-24 months, it is almost guaranteed that your broadband experience will not change one iota once they are operational.  UNLESS, that is, you ask your ISP for a plan with more bandwidth for which you are prepared to pay more money....

 

Just sayin ...


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Be interesting to see some stats on how many people are now successfully connected who couldn't connect before the law changes. I know that it's a bit early yet to be able to measure this.


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  Reply # 1916741 11-Dec-2017 13:56
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phantomdb: 1000Mbit.... Rest of the world..... Southern Cross cable is the bottle neck. #justsaying

 

 

 

Either you're joking, or you're terribly misinformed. #JustSayingForReals

 

 

 

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phantomdb: 1000Mbit.... Rest of the world..... Southern Cross cable is the bottle neck. #justsaying

 

@phantomdb Southern X is not a bottle neck also Vodafone NZ and Spark NZ now have traffic on their new Cable coming into Raglan from OZ

 

And as pointed out above what about the local CDN's these things have huge capacity

 

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  Reply # 1916744 11-Dec-2017 13:59
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hoane:

 

Southern Cross is not a bottle-neck.  While there are alternative cable systems coming online over the next 12-24 months, it is almost guaranteed that your broadband experience will not change one iota once they are operational.  UNLESS, that is, you ask your ISP for a plan with more bandwidth for which you are prepared to pay more money....

 

Just sayin ...

 

 

@hoane one new cable is already online between NZ and AU taking traffic

 

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  Reply # 1916745 11-Dec-2017 13:59
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Talkiet:

 

phantomdb: 1000Mbit.... Rest of the world..... Southern Cross cable is the bottle neck. #justsaying

 

Either you're joking, or you're terribly misinformed. #JustSayingForReals

 

Cheers - N

 

 

misinformed for sure

 

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  Reply # 1916765 11-Dec-2017 14:26
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So where are the bottle necks?





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phantomdb: So where are the bottle necks?

 

As someone that knows this, has seen the graphs, and tested it exhaustively - I can say that on Spark there aren't any. Not at 9pm, not at 3am. (Of course there might still be issues outside our network either at the other end of the undersea cables, or in the Chorus/LFC networks - but except for older copper there aren't any issues there either).

 

(Note my comment has to exclude mobile Broadband - that's a completely different network - but you were asking about 'gig' fibre, and I stand by my comments.)

 

What's almost certainly the issue is an unrealistic expectation of speeds based on how TCP works at higher latencies combined with your own network and devices.

 

But that's NEVER a popular answer is it?

 

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phantomdb: So where are the bottle necks?

 

SC is not a bottle neck. There is a ridiculous amount of unlit capacity.

 

This question doesn't make much sense. Are you experiencing a bottleneck? Probably not. Most people with connections over 50mbit wont have any problems whatsoever.

 

Most slowness comes from peoples wifi or terrible CPE equipment.

 

Also When you browse youtube(google)/amazon/microsoft and other popular websites (akamai), netflix, facebook etc a LOT of this data is served off the very network you are connected to. It doesn't even go out on transit. A large amount maybe 50%+ of data is served out of a cache.

 

 






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