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.




BDFL - Memuneh
64681 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

# 252974 19-Jul-2019 20:45
One person supports this post
Send private message

Just received:

 

 

Christchurch’s fibre broadband provider, Enable, has today released draft pricing for its unbundled fibre product. This product will be available for purchase by Internet Service Providers from 1 January 2020.

 

The new unbundled product will be offered by Enable alongside its current suite of wholesale fibre broadband products – meaning Internet Service Providers will have greater choice as to how they create broadband services and deliver them to consumers.

 

“Enable is committed to creating a set of unbundled products that meet our obligations and continue to promote the long-term industry investment and innovation at both the network and retail level for the benefit of the end consumer,” says Enable Chief Executive, Steve Fuller.

 

The monthly wholesale draft price released today is $36.93 per fibre between the home or business and the roadside cabinet (Distribution Fibre) and $236.53 per fibre between the cabinet and the Service Provider’s network equipment (Feeder Fibre). This draft pricing is for the first year from 1 January 2020.

 

“The model we’ve used to determine the draft pricing is based on expert advice and reflects the equivalence standard required by Enable when delivering unbundled fibre services,” said Mr Fuller.

 

“The first-year pricing reflects the current fibre broadband market maturity within Enable’s coverage area.  Currently we have slightly more than 100,000 customers connected while our network reaches approximately just over 200,000 potential customers – equating to network utilisation of around 50 percent.”

 

Enable is committed to delivering world-class fibre broadband connectivity to its Christchurch community through its full suite of products.

 

“Customers will continue to be able to enjoy their current fibre broadband experience after 1 January,” added Mr Fuller.

 





Create new topic
6973 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2279964 20-Jul-2019 09:05
3 people support this post
Send private message

Hmmmm, so as I recall chorus quoted $28.70 per customer and $200 per exchange feeder and voda/vocus were out raged, so I guess they won't be happy in chch either.

Cyril

5546 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2280263 20-Jul-2019 13:41
Send private message

UFF's price came out recently too, again I don't recall any rage on that one.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


 
 
 
 


414 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2280284 20-Jul-2019 14:43
Send private message

coffeebaron: UFF's price came out recently too, again I don't recall any rage on that one.


Am I right to believe UFF is slightly dearer than Enable, at $51 as opposed to Enables $50.43 based on the 100/50 policy, and assuming a 16 way spilt. Big question will geographical pricing make a come back, or will all rsp’s be based on the most expensive LFC?

136 posts

Master Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2280642 21-Jul-2019 12:05
Send private message

Please excuse my ignorance...what is the current Enable wholesale price? Trying to work out how this will potentially affect me.

 

Voyager had indicated that their 200/20 for the 100/20 price could end come Jan 1 2020.

 

 


6973 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2280657 21-Jul-2019 12:47
2 people support this post
Send private message

LittleDude:

Please excuse my ignorance...what is the current Enable wholesale price? Trying to work out how this will potentially affect me.


Voyager had indicated that their 200/20 for the 100/20 price could end come Jan 1 2020.


 



Hi the pricing discussed in this thread relates to layer1 unbundling, this does not reflect or affect current price structures of current services.

Based on the prices noted I doubt unbundling of fibre will ever see the light of day.

Cyril

1794 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2280660 21-Jul-2019 12:53
Send private message

It's only Vodafone and Vocus that are interested in unbundled fibre from what I've seen.

 

Other then that the bundled fibre is more uniform pricing? Or is it different accross regions too?(After taking in to account Enable 200/20, Chorus 50/20 etc)

 

So I'm guessing for most, this makes no difference.

 

 


93 posts

Master Geek


  # 2280662 21-Jul-2019 13:05
Send private message

It all seems quite expensive, and this coming from a true noncompeting provider. Surely it would be in NZ's interests for the government to start introducing some competition into this side of the market.


 
 
 
 


4208 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2280843 21-Jul-2019 16:07
Send private message

Yea so for another $10-odd you can have a fully provisioned layer 2 circuit back to your PoP and save spending hundreds of thousands on your own PON, installation and maintenance.

Unbundling sounds awesome!!!!

1611 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2281828 22-Jul-2019 21:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

Mahon:

 

Surely it would be in NZ's interests for the government to start introducing some competition into this side of the market.

 

 

Why? Do you really want to wait for a tech to come change your ONT every time you want to switch ISPs?


2852 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2282510 23-Jul-2019 22:04
2 people support this post
Send private message

DarkShadow:

Mahon:


Surely it would be in NZ's interests for the government to start introducing some competition into this side of the market.



Why? Do you really want to wait for a tech to come change your ONT every time you want to switch ISPs?


And all the records management. "Hi so you've just moved into the house, how many ONTs do you see screwed into the wall and are they all powered up?"
Unbundling fibre is a terrible idea. Why build multiple layer 1 networks when you can build a functional network and have standard access products under regulation.





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 »

Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27


New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18


Norton LifeLock Launches Norton 360
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:11


Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36



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.