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#269678 1-Apr-2020 15:53
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Figures released today show traffic on the Chorus network continues to remain steady.

 

Traffic on the network last night reached 2.70Tbps, an increase of about 5% on the Monday evening peak. There was a Fortnite video game update released at 7pm last night which might have accounted for some of the extra traffic.

 

Today, midday traffic on the network reached 1.72Tbps, an increase of about 3% on the Tuesday midday reading.

 

Traffic on the network appears to have settling into a new range that is well within Chorus’ network capacity.

 

Chorus continues to work with the retail service providers to ensure the points in the network where we handover traffic between one another remain congestion free.

 

 





 

 

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  #2452455 1-Apr-2020 17:17
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I find this very kiwi! Very NZ!!! That the main ISP and infrastructure supplier would provide such detail. Great assurances that the internet in NZ isn't going to grind to a halt. 

 

 

 

Thanks for posting and cheers Chorus





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  #2452457 1-Apr-2020 17:21
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Yep! 

Its capping out about 3Tbit. 

Networks are busy! But we are in such a good position.... compare us with Australia and their NBN network, we really are in top shape.


 
 
 
 




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  #2452462 1-Apr-2020 17:25
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And thank you the government for spending the money on UFB, right? 

 

No one would like to be on xDSL now and certainly not on NBN... 





 

 

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And thank you the government for spending the money on UFB, right? 

 

No one would like to be on xDSL now and certainly not on NBN... 

 

 

The one good thing to come out of the previous government 😅


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  #2452577 1-Apr-2020 19:33
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I wonder how many are still on xDSL who have fibre available in their streets?


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  #2452583 1-Apr-2020 19:42
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It will probably get stretched further as the colder weather gets closer. Its been quite warm over NZ the last few days.


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  #2452598 1-Apr-2020 20:32
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And thank you the government for spending the money on UFB, right? 

 

 

Totally agree.  Before UFB, and before FTTN (fibre to the node / local cabinet), I was stuck with under 2Mbps.

 

Cannot imagine how my wife and I can cope with working from home at the same time.


 
 
 
 


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We often compare how the internet is better and cheaper in Asia (in general that is true).  However, our model where the network provider (Crown Fibre Holding + Chorus + Enable ...etc) and RSPs is separate is great for consumers, because we can choose which RSPs to go with.

 

Even in Hong Kong, where internet is cheap and fast, RSPs have to run their own networks.  Some apartments don't have all the RSPs hook up to them so not all the people can choose any RSPs they want.

 

Worse still, some RSPs and real estate developers are owned by the same company, so some of them do not allow their competitors to install their networks.  This limits people's choice further.


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  #2452643 1-Apr-2020 22:00
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DarthKermit:

 

I wonder how many are still on xDSL who have fibre available in their streets?

 

 

 

 

ill put my hand up the that one, but we are building a garage and dont want to connect to fibre till the garage is built and we do an OHUG conversion at the same time, and put the ONT in the garage.


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And thank you the government for spending the money on UFB, right? 

 

 

Its looking like an amazing decision (and it was) in light of how many people are now working from home. I remember saying to my wife, at the time it was being decided on, that I hoped they'd pick fibre to the home, as it would put NZ so far ahead in terms of Internet, but doubt they will cause of cost. Was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong.  Also very happy that subsequent governments didnt mess with the decision (like NBN has been borked).


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  #2452735 2-Apr-2020 07:48
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freitasm:


And thank you the government for spending the money on UFB, right? 


No one would like to be on xDSL now and certainly not on NBN... 



The one good thing to come out of the previous government 😅


NZ is so fortunate. The Telecom breakup and then UFB are two of the best decisions New Zealand could have made.

The ufb network is amazing and Spark is so far removed from the old Telecom it's hard to believe they were the same company.

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DarthKermit:

 

I wonder how many are still on xDSL who have fibre available in their streets?

 

 

 

 

ill put my hand up the that one, but we are building a garage and dont want to connect to fibre till the garage is built and we do an OHUG conversion at the same time, and put the ONT in the garage.

 

 

Most of my neighbors are still running xDSL. We've had fibre in our street since November last year and I signed up the day they filled the hole in but most of my neighbors are still running xDSL. its understandable however as we had a pretty solid 70/30Mb connection and they're of older generation so probably don't see the need to change right now. I've told them it won't cost them now but if they don't take up the offer it may cost them in the future but still no movement. I still have to navigate the mower around the exposed cable terminals off the street.


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Worse still, some RSPs and real estate developers are owned by the same company, so some of them do not allow their competitors to install their networks.  This limits people's choice further.

 

 

This is exactly why I think un-bundling the Fibre in NZ is a really silly idea. We are so fortunate with how things are in NZ, I just can't see why so many people still seem to be so negative about it (excluding some of Chorus's installs maybe). But you can't have it both ways right - if you want the network to cover large areas for a reasonable cost, then tacking it to fences might just be the only way....we don't have the population density that a lot of places do, people seem to forget this, want everything for nothing. 

 

I didn't mind spending a few hundred $$ to do some work myself to make the install tidier and more robust. Could the government have funded this from taxpayer money? Maybe in hindsight after seeing how valuable it has been in the current climate, they would have. Or National would have anyway.

 

 

 

 


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  #2452857 2-Apr-2020 11:45
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freitasm:

 

And thank you the government for spending the money on UFB, right? 

 

No one would like to be on xDSL now and certainly not on NBN... 

 

 

certainly a good thing so many people are on fibre!





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VPNs and RDP to customers sites has been noticeably sluggish today

 

 

 

 


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