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Topic # 67621 4-Sep-2010 19:43
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hi,

  From what have read in the publications around nz in the past, i thought telstraclear didnot invest much infrastructure in New zealand rather than lay down some cable in Wellington and CHCH CBD areas. and i also know they have limited networks in Auckland, Glenfield area.

But when i checking in Broadband.govt.nz, you get the following map:


i used to think FX networks owns the second longest fibre network in NZ after Chorus, can someone help to understand this?


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  Reply # 376714 4-Sep-2010 21:06
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I'm not sure what documents you have read that say that.

TelstraClear are a major network player with NZ with a nationwide fibre network, HFC networks in Wgtn, Chch and Kapiti, NZ's largest ULL network with ISAMs offering ADSL2+/VDSL in a large number of exchanges as well as their own ADSL2+/VDSL equipment and cabinets in a large number of NZ cities.




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  Reply # 376724 4-Sep-2010 21:54
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From their last report telstraclear have unbundled 60 exchanges,which properly more than vodafone,orcon,slingshot etc, but that just given them a large ULL network? Consider chorus have more than 700 exchanges national wide.

How many exchanges and cabinet they have? where i can find those information, could you give me link or sth? (i wish they could have more information on their website just like chorus has...)





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  Reply # 376731 4-Sep-2010 22:57
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Ok, after dig some more documents(old news), now i believe the backbone coverage is right in the graph, which they have extended the backbone after purchase Clear communication long time ago.

but hey, it still makes me wonder why they supported Chorus to bid for UFB? they should have bid for it themeless...

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  Reply # 376795 5-Sep-2010 10:13
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webnation:
but hey, it still makes me wonder why they supported Chorus to bid for UFB? they should have bid for it themeless...


Why? Makes no sence spending money to replicate what Chorus already have in place.


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  Reply # 376798 5-Sep-2010 10:25
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Telstra has a fairly large fibre network which is what you are seeing on that map. They are really the only viable alternatives for Chorus in terms of their network footprint & they could even have more connections for fibre than Chorus?

They also wholesale their fibre connections e.g. we are looking at Orcon fibre for our new offices and we were quoted the prices for Chorus, Telstra & Vector. Telstra was by far the cheaper option...







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  Reply # 377003 5-Sep-2010 21:25
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sbiddle:
webnation:
but hey, it still makes me wonder why they supported Chorus to bid for UFB? they should have bid for it themeless...


Why? Makes no sence spending money to replicate what Chorus already have in place.



That is true, but i meant since TelstraClear also have a national fibre footprint, why don't they compete with Chorus for UFB rather than support them?
maybe they have place a bid on it, but if it did, clearly they didn't get enough publicity, you heard the canadian company-Axia etc

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