Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
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 | 3
209 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 13

Trusted

  Reply # 1999866 20-Apr-2018 14:55
Send private message quote this post

GravityInternet:

 

The dish is 1.2 metres in diameter 

 

 

What's the maximum wind speed (operational and survival)? Overseas specs often fail to take into account a country situated in the roaring forties. I've seen 100kph limits, which means the dish blows out of alignment rather a lot in NZ.

 

 


295 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73

Trusted
Emergency Management

  Reply # 1999868 20-Apr-2018 15:05
Send private message quote this post

DjShadow:

 

What sized Satellite dish would customers have to use? 

 

Looking at this that satellite's footprint doesn't come anywhere near NZ: http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/JCSAT-3A.html

 

 

Looks pretty good Ku Coverage




11 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Gravity Internet

  Reply # 1999870 20-Apr-2018 15:08
Send private message quote this post

We use the highest quality roof mounts that we could find and have not had any trouble with wind pushing dishes out of alignment. 


302 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76


  Reply # 1999888 20-Apr-2018 15:43
Send private message quote this post

michaeln:

 

GravityInternet:

 

The dish is 1.2 metres in diameter 

 

 

What's the maximum wind speed (operational and survival)? Overseas specs often fail to take into account a country situated in the roaring forties. I've seen 100kph limits, which means the dish blows out of alignment rather a lot in NZ.

 

 

 

 

My 90cm dish I had to put 3x stabiliser arms on to stop it from flexing in the wind
Also stopped it vibrating, I put it against a massive bridge beam holding the eave over deck up, not sure how it would go on the roof with even more wind
120cm is getting into serious dish some thought needed to keep it pointing in right direction 

 

 


293 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 88


  Reply # 1999891 20-Apr-2018 15:50
Send private message quote this post

Would be interested to see a few pictures of an installed dish if you have any that you're able to share. Always good to have more competition in the satellite broadband market, so good stuff. Thanks!


694 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 188


  Reply # 1999916 20-Apr-2018 16:34
Send private message quote this post

freakngeek:

 

For remote stations up past that burned stump this would be ideal and $1k install fee would be reasonable as it can be quite a trek into some places for a techie
In/near the City I can see this being less value

 

Possibly better for low bandwidth use, checking news and wool prices, Netflix movie once a week

 

Good on them for giving remote customers a choice to get DSL speed broadband to the remote masses.

 

What size dish is needed ?

 

 

Actually for what is involved I thought the install fee is quite reasonable.

 

You can not compare the old ihug system to this ( or farmside ) Ihug was using your phone line to send info to their servers and the return was by satellite, this is bidirectional satellite and does not use a cheap LNB, the satellite uplink feedhorn used to be thousands of dollars as they run at about 15GHz they are also prone to frequency drift, the early ones were cooled by liquid nitrogen to stop that but electronics have come a long way since then.

 

I would put money that the kit is worth over 2k if you bought it outright, that is why they want you to send the router back when you stop their service.

 

Also this is not targeting city dwellers ( but have seen satellite uplinks on banks and police stations ) this is ideal for rural users.

 

The installer will have to drive an hour or two each way and while the driving is nice it is not productive.

 

John 





I know enough to be dangerous


4351 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2356

Trusted

  Reply # 1999922 20-Apr-2018 16:54
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

GravityInternet:

 

Speeds: 10 down, 1 up. We don't over subscribe our customers like some competitors

 

 

10 what?




11 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Gravity Internet

  Reply # 1999937 20-Apr-2018 17:36
Send private message quote this post

DarthKermit:

 

GravityInternet:

 

Speeds: 10 down, 1 up. We don't over subscribe our customers like some competitors

 

 

10 what?

 

 

That's a download speed of 10mbps and an upload speed of 1mbps 


650 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 178


  Reply # 1999960 20-Apr-2018 18:32
Send private message quote this post

Hey mate, if you want to PM me some more in depth details, if it all sounds kosher every now and then we still get people requesting satellite service off of us, which we've dropped - always good to know some more names to drop, besides wireless nation.


Doesn't know what he doin
2881 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 374

Subscriber

  Reply # 2000491 21-Apr-2018 23:46
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

DarthKermit:

 

GravityInternet:

 

Speeds: 10 down, 1 up. We don't over subscribe our customers like some competitors

 

 

10 what?

 

 

 

 

It's satellite, what else could it possibly mean?


4970 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1584


  Reply # 2000511 22-Apr-2018 07:33
Send private message quote this post

GravityInternet:

 

That's a download speed of 10mbps and an upload speed of 1mbps 

 

 

I hope that's Mb/s, not mb/s.


2901 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1096

Subscriber

  Reply # 2000550 22-Apr-2018 11:14
Send private message quote this post

Curious about the choice of 1mbit as the upload speed. Is that a hardware limitation (same as ADSL). Or is it a provisioning decision? As that upload can be quite limiting for people who create content, instead of only consuming content.

I realize that you have the build your own plan option. But put some faster upload plans on your website as well. And providing faster upload speeds can reduce your tech support costs. As you are less likely to get people complaining "the internet is not working / extremely slow" Where the problem is icloud/ Dropbox/ Google photos /some other cloud storage syncing in the background. And using all of the upload bandwidth.







11 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Gravity Internet

  Reply # 2001567 24-Apr-2018 12:46
Send private message quote this post

Aredwood: Curious about the choice of 1mbit as the upload speed. Is that a hardware limitation (same as ADSL). Or is it a provisioning decision? As that upload can be quite limiting for people who create content, instead of only consuming content.

I realize that you have the build your own plan option. But put some faster upload plans on your website as well. And providing faster upload speeds can reduce your tech support costs. As you are less likely to get people complaining "the internet is not working / extremely slow" Where the problem is icloud/ Dropbox/ Google photos /some other cloud storage syncing in the background. And using all of the upload bandwidth.

 

Good question, and although there are some hardware limitations to work within, this is mostly a provisioning decision. The underlying issue is whether you can ever achieve the speed that providers like ourselves talk about. We believed it was better to publish a slightly lower return speed but make sure that users are actually regularly able to hit that speed. This was a decision we made after much research of the NZ satellite broadband market and the experience/pain of the users within it. 

 

It's something we will be revisiting though on a continuous basis. We also have a new satellite coming online next year which will enable us to change our basic packages to be more along the lines of a 20/5 forward/return service. 

 

 




11 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Gravity Internet

  Reply # 2002304 25-Apr-2018 14:11
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

wratterus:

 

Would be interested to see a few pictures of an installed dish if you have any that you're able to share. Always good to have more competition in the satellite broadband market, so good stuff. Thanks!

 

 

Here's a recent one for you. Gravity dish is on the left, the provider we were replacing is on the right.

 


930 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 183
Inactive user


  Reply # 2004797 30-Apr-2018 00:36
Send private message quote this post

Not a bad set up and reasonable plan pricing as far as satellite goes. Ping wont be great but that comes with geostationary orbit I guess. Be interesting to see how well the new sat runs when it gets up and running.

1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

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 »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

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



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.