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# 36198 21-Jun-2009 22:59
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Well we have had a bit of a rough ride with our Araneo Wireless connection going through ICONZ. Mainly due to the way it has been terminated but suffice to say it has been fairly unreliable for what was promised to us. Also the pricing for international data through ICONZ is VERY steep and it doesn't look to have been updated in the last 5 years (as in $30 per GB). And at $300 a month for 2mbps full-duplex I'm not sure how competitive that remains.

I have seen Vector extensively advertising their network recently and have noticed our street seems to be covered. Which carriers are the most competitive offering services over Vector? I presume virtually all carriers will provide free national? What kinds of pricing would we be looking at for say 10mbps full-duplex or even faster and maybe 64kbps of international?


Haven't been through this process for a while however I was under the impression that high speed internet access has made leaps and bounds recently?





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  # 227344 22-Jun-2009 12:38
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I have clients running Araneo with WorldxChange and other than a small outage a year back, the service has been rock solid and had no complaints.

Regarding fibre, there will be a charge for national bandwidth, as it still has to be carried to the ISP's infrastructure.



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Hmmm, I have always been under the impression that most ISPs offering these types of services don't charge for national data? When we were first quoted for UNS, wireless and Fibre they all had free national and at our datacenter we have free national too?

We are consistently moving 400GB between our site and the data center a the moment for no extra charge.





 
 
 
 


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  # 227364 22-Jun-2009 13:41
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Zeon: Hmmm, I have always been under the impression that most ISPs offering these types of services don't charge for national data? When we were first quoted for UNS, wireless and Fibre they all had free national and at our datacenter we have free national too?

We are consistently moving 400GB between our site and the data center a the moment for no extra charge.


Iconz do not charge for national.

Where is your office located?




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  # 227372 22-Jun-2009 14:03
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I think its more than just ICONZ who don't charge for national?

Penrose, Auckland near the gun shops on the corner of Great South Road?





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  # 227391 22-Jun-2009 15:19
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What data centre is it in?




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We are in the ICONZ data center in Auckland CBD..





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  # 227403 22-Jun-2009 15:59
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The same service with WxC would be $300 plus $100 per mbps of international. ($260 plus $40 for 2mbit national)




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ICONZ charge $200 per month for the connection + 2mbps of national and then $100 per month for 64kbps of international. How can the 2 international prices be so disparate? What kind of cost would a faster link be ie 10mbps national?





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  # 227585 23-Jun-2009 00:37
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WxC bandwidth is not guaranteed (arround 1/4 i thnk).
Also is that price for iconz from within the data centre?

A 10Mbps Araneo link is $920 ($720 link + $200 national)




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cisconz: WxC bandwidth is not guaranteed (arround 1/4 i thnk).
Also is that price for iconz from within the data centre?

A 10Mbps Araneo link is $920 ($720 link + $200 national)


We lease from another company called Sitehost (whom themselves colocate in ICONZ) and get a server + 1gbps internet connection for around $300 a month (includes 10GB int. ).

In terms of the international, even at a quarter contention that is still far cheaper and to be honest contended bandwidth would suit us far better. Interesting pricing there for the faster connection. I presume that Araneo charge more to WXC/ICONZ for the speed of the last mile? If so it will be interesting to see how that $1.5 billion investment in last mile may reduce prices.... 





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