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#272657 8-Jul-2020 09:47
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Chorus has completed the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches in Auckland as part of its $50m of network investment delivered in the last financial year to increase network capacity.

 

The new core switches, Nokia 7750 SR 14s, support New Zealand’s broadband retailers in staying ahead of significant traffic growth, and ensuring New Zealand’s networks can weather unexpected crises such as Covid-19.

 

Once the physical fibre optic cables are installed into homes and businesses, additional speed and capacity is delivered by upgrading the network electronics found at exchanges.

 

The two, new multi-terabit core routers, have been commissioned in Auckland and network traffic from exchanges across the region has today fully migrated over to the new switches.

 

“As a wholesale provider, it’s our job to build for the future rather than solely adding capacity for today”, said Ewen Powell, Chorus’ Chief Technology Officer.

 

“It’s an approach that has paid dividends for New Zealanders. First in ensuring that we were all able to enjoy streaming Rugby World Cup 2019 to our homes and, more recently, in helping people keep working, learning and staying connected during lockdown.”

 

“We’re also seeing the potential for significant environmental benefits with reduced carbon emissions following increased remote working and use of video-conferencing services. According to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, if one in five of us opted to work from home once a week we’d prevent 84,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere.”

 

The new routers immediately serve to increase core capacity in Auckland by more than 200 percent, with 240 100Gbps ports available. Further increases in capacity will follow with new faster 400Gbps and 1Tbps interfaces.

 

“While in the core network our challenge is staying ahead of the substantial traffic growth and keeping our network congestion free, we’re also investing heavily in our access network.

 

“The build, and connect, for the second phase of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) continues. Fibre usage for homes and businesses peaked at nearly half a terabyte of data in April, though is now returning to pre-Covid-19 growth levels.

 

“In UFB1 areas we’re deploying the electronics that enables our Hyperfibre service. Hyperfibre offers symmetric broadband speeds up to 4Gbps. The service is due to be available across our entire UFB1 footprint before the end of the year.

 

“In rural areas still served by copper we recently completed our exit from the older, copper ATM network with the last three Conklin cabinets replaced by newer broadband electronics.”

 





 

 

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  #2519017 8-Jul-2020 10:09
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Impressive bits of equipment.

 

 

 

The main bit that caught my eye was the last line. Does that really mean all the Conklins are gone now? Haha


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  #2519024 8-Jul-2020 10:15
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Everyone loves a 7750.


 
 
 
 


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  #2519035 8-Jul-2020 10:22
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So I HAD to look these up to see what they are like.  Nothing like your home based router!!


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  #2519042 8-Jul-2020 10:34
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wratterus:

 

The main bit that caught my eye was the last line. Does that really mean all the Conklins are gone now? Haha

 

Conklins were sent to Australia to expand the NBN network. The funding received from this bought Chorus some fancy new core routers.





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  #2519043 8-Jul-2020 10:35
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Conklins were sent to Australia to expand the NBN network. The funding received from this bought Chorus some fancy new core routers.

 



 

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#2519048 8-Jul-2020 10:42
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muppet:

 

Everyone loves a 7750.

 

 

3310 was awesome :P


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  #2519051 8-Jul-2020 10:45
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timbosan:

 

So I HAD to look these up to see what they are like.  Nothing like your home based router!!

 

 

 

Really? You really need to up you homelab game!





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  #2519066 8-Jul-2020 10:59
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wratterus:

 

Impressive bits of equipment.

 

 

 

The main bit that caught my eye was the last line. Does that really mean all the Conklins are gone now? Haha

 

 

Yes, but unfortunately the poor backhaul that serviced many of these has not gone. Lots of them got fancy new fibre, but the hard to reach ones are still feed by E1s DMR etc :(

 

 





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  #2519073 8-Jul-2020 11:09
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115.2TB/s, crazy


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  #2519086 8-Jul-2020 11:30
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115.2TB/s, crazy

 

 

 

 

Just wait for a thread to get started about someone complaining they can't get that plan through their provider of choice for $79 a month!

 

 


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  #2519101 8-Jul-2020 11:51
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Sounds like tour time....





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  #2519104 8-Jul-2020 11:52
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wratterus:

 

Impressive bits of equipment.

 

 

 

The main bit that caught my eye was the last line. Does that really mean all the Conklins are gone now? Haha

 

 

Yes, but unfortunately the poor backhaul that serviced many of these has not gone. Lots of them got fancy new fibre, but the hard to reach ones are still feed by E1s DMR etc :(

 

 

 

 

Which will be a right PITA for providers, as there is nothing to detail it's Backhaul limited.





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  #2519113 8-Jul-2020 11:58
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Linux:

 

3310 was awesome :P

 

 

Go the M1122 🤣


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  #2519115 8-Jul-2020 12:00
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hio77:

 

Which will be a right PITA for providers, as there is nothing to detail it's Backhaul limited.

 

 

A tell tale sign is no VDSL. But you also need to check the cabinet list. I think Chorus did upgrade some of these backhaul links with a bit more capacity, but still certainly lacking.





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?
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  #2519619 8-Jul-2020 20:48
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hio77:

Which will be a right PITA for providers, as there is nothing to detail it's Backhaul limited.



The cabinet list and monthly SLA reports detail cabinets with limited backhaul and/or cabinets with congestion issues.

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