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#270375 6-May-2020 15:27
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Hi All,

 

We have a client moving to the Auckland International Airport Area and they need internet.

 

They are moving in to their building in about four weeks. We only got eyes on the comms room for the first time on Monday.

 

UFB is not available in that area, it is business fibre only.

 

VDSL is available but Chorus website say it will be around 24Mbps ( I cant find the website again to see if it had an upload )

 

The building has existing fibre but we dont know from who, after a lot of ringing around I have found that AIAL want new fibre run to the new providers demarcation point.

 

We have not selected a provider yet as we are still waiting on offerings.

 

With what I have learned so far it seems unlikely we are  going to get fibre installed on time and i am looking for an alternative.

 

Does anyone know of a wireless provider that can service that area?

 

Before lockdown they could do 300 - 400 GB of data a day so a 4G connection is not going to cut it.

 

There should be clear LOS to the Waitakere Ranges but unable to see Skytower which are the two likely candidates.

 

If anyone has any tips or advice on this unique area I would be very grateful.

 

Thanks

 

John

 

 

 

 





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  #2477936 6-May-2020 15:30
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airport is a really crappy location, feel for anyone having to support out there...

 

 

 

Copper as you noted, isnt great and due to some reasons, fibre isn't installed.





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  #2477954 6-May-2020 15:46
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Fiber is installed in the building but AIAL are milking it.

 

AIAL want new fibre to be installed of which we have to pay AIAL to do, then the also require a support and maintenance agreement for the fibre.

 

I doubt AIAL will tell us who the existing fibre is connected to as they will want the money for the new installation especially as there is so few flights they will not be getting the landing fees.

 

We have asked for information from the previous tenant but I will not hold my breath on that one.

 

John

 

 





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  #2478862 7-May-2020 18:39
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SATTV:

 

Fiber is installed in the building but AIAL are milking it.

 

AIAL want new fibre to be installed of which we have to pay AIAL to do, then the also require a support and maintenance agreement for the fibre.

 

I doubt AIAL will tell us who the existing fibre is connected to as they will want the money for the new installation especially as there is so few flights they will not be getting the landing fees.

 

We have asked for information from the previous tenant but I will not hold my breath on that one.

 

John

 

 

I am guessing that Fibre is provided by vector on behalf AIAL


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  #2478934 7-May-2020 21:10
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Might be worth a chat to Compass / Connecta to see if they can get to you? They offer services to the south of the Airport but can't  remember where their coverage extends that far north off the top of my head. 

 

There are also WISP type installs at the at the top of the Waitakere Ranges, but if they are offering public service remains to be seen. You may need to go door knocking or work on the google-fu. 

 

Otherwise maybe consider bonded cellular to get the monthly allowance or see if Vodafone want to send a 5G connection your way, as I'm sure they were looking at the Airport campus for part of their initial roll out? 




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  #2479041 8-May-2020 08:58
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nztim:

 

I am guessing that Fibre is provided by vector on behalf AIAL

 

 

Yes I believe it is, I learned that yesterday, I have been in contact with vector since Monday and am making slow progress.

 

I have been speaking with another couple of vendors and one told me it was a Vector network.

 

We are making slow progress, I would have thought that this could be done in minutes rather than days.

 

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  #2479047 8-May-2020 09:07
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knoydart:

 

Might be worth a chat to Compass / Connecta to see if they can get to you? They offer services to the south of the Airport but can't  remember where their coverage extends that far north off the top of my head. 

 

There are also WISP type installs at the at the top of the Waitakere Ranges, but if they are offering public service remains to be seen. You may need to go door knocking or work on the google-fu. 

 

Otherwise maybe consider bonded cellular to get the monthly allowance or see if Vodafone want to send a 5G connection your way, as I'm sure they were looking at the Airport campus for part of their initial roll out? 

 

 

I have had too much in the way of bad experiences with compass to go down that road, my initial thought was a WISP from the Waitaks but my google-fu has failed me, I know there is one there as I meet the owner a few years ago at an event, the issue will be that they are using 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz devices and it might be asking a bit much from them.

 

The building is located within a stones throw of a could of vodafone towers that are 5G enabled, I was thinking of contacting Vodafone to see if they wanted a test site.

 

Cheers

 

John





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  #2479190 8-May-2020 12:04
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SATTV:

 

nztim:

 

I am guessing that Fibre is provided by vector on behalf AIAL

 

 

Yes I believe it is, I learned that yesterday, I have been in contact with vector since Monday and am making slow progress.

 

I have been speaking with another couple of vendors and one told me it was a Vector network.

 

We are making slow progress, I would have thought that this could be done in minutes rather than days.

 

John

 

 

We have a couple of clients on Vector Fibre, while expensive it is very good service, and you can bring it directly into your CPE with an SFP module


 
 
 
 


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  #2479208 8-May-2020 12:31
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In teams of WISP I would look at Vital (formally Citylink) they have alot of presence round there


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  #2479239 8-May-2020 13:45
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I have a contact at Quinns road with line of site to airport. Can probably arrange something. I'll pm you some details soon.




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  #2479585 9-May-2020 03:34
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Telstra and Vector both have fibre in parts of the airport surrounds.





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