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Topic # 7805 11-May-2006 09:05
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Seeing that we have at least one Indra Net investor on Geekzone, I'd be interested to hear what's going on with that crowd. A quick Google for IndraNet seems to say that they're asking investors for money, but is there anything to show for it yet, like a working network with customers on it?




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Reply # 35469 11-May-2006 09:11
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It was going to be the great community dream. 20Mbps, little black boxes that talked to each other across a short distance and best of all cheap. As far as I am aware there has never been a public trial but Don Gould probably has one of the boxes in his closet!

This is from the the same company that promised air powered cars, perpetual motion and time travel.





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Reply # 35470 11-May-2006 09:19
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Jama: Don Gould probably has one of the boxes in his closet!

The potential for mirth related to this statement is an order high than anything else I have seen today...




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  Reply # 35471 11-May-2006 09:20
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From the Computerworld archives, 1999.

Six different functions would be integrated: telethesia, telemetry, telekinesis, telepresence, teleman-agement and telecommunications, known collectively as TelHex.


Hey Mr Teleman, tele me banana?

Indra Net seems to be related to IT Mainland, and is seeking money in Australia as well, according to ITWire.

The company behind the technology, Indranet, has been developing it for a number or years and previously announced large-scale commercial rollouts have all failed to materialise through lack of capital. In its latest move to take the technology commercial an associated company, IT Mainland is seeking $NZ5 million to build a full commercial network in Christchurch and Ashburton County.


Hmm.




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  Reply # 35505 11-May-2006 11:30
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Jama:  Don Gould probably has one of the boxes in his closet!


Yes, but it's not plugged in.  It interfears with my TV reception (this really erks the wife).

On a side thought...  I ran a posting on www.whirlpool.net.au about how Optus were about to start delivering 12.5mbit ADSL 1 technology.  It was fully justified with references to USB modems being 12.5mbit on USB1.1 standard....

I was amazed at how long it went before people started to click that they'd been had and then even more amazed at how much hate mail I got.

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  Reply # 35507 11-May-2006 11:36
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DonGould: On a side thought... I ran a posting on www.whirlpool.net.au about how Optus were about to start delivering 12.5mbit ADSL 1 technology. It was fully justified with references to USB modems being 12.5mbit on USB1.1 standard....

I was amazed at how long it went before people started to click that they'd been had and then even more amazed at how much hate mail I got.

I have a USB 2.0 adsl modem here somewhere....

480Mbps ADSL here i come................ Tongue out

I dont think the hate mail should come as a surprise..... this is the internet after all :-P




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Perhaps its time to take an informed look at IT Mainland; but first the current scene as seen by me - for anyone who thinks their download speed on Monday at 0900 will be the 3.5MB/s that they pay for, when they log on with their broadband; i have some ocean front property in Alice Springs that they might like to buy.

And my guess speeds will get a lot worse, using copper wire and broadband which all goes thru telecoms servers at some point is a recipe for slowdown.

Currently my brother pays for 3.5 MB/s with Telecom and when he checked tonight, his download speed varied between 800KB/s and 1500KB/s, and whats more, for those that use video conferencing - try it on a 128KB/s upload - pathetic, unless of course one uses the current faster and cheaper plans where one pays ($80/mnth) twice as much to get 512 upload - smile - it all helps to maintain Theresa's salary.

One of the major issues with the spoke and hub type system, where we all have to rely on Telecoms control and bottleneck, is that there is little room for improvement as numbers of users and ISPs increase.

Currently the private system that IT Mainland set up for a Sth Island Power company has been running for a year, but the exciting step is the public system in Christchurch that is functional now and will be connected shortly. It will mean that there is more than one route between customer and the internet and the Monday morning bottleneck, for those in Christchurch who have the foresight to be one of the early adopters, will be a issue of the past.

IT Mainland is licensed to use IndraNet Technologies, which is why i have invested money in IT Mainland and will be trying to engender enough interest locally for the system to be rolled out in my area.

I think it is time to get behind a real alternative, and for NZ to catch up to countries like Korea.

Now about that parcel of land in Alice..............


Here is their words;

How about this as a choice;


• Always-on, no dial-up 

• Now: between 2Mbps and 5Mbps (more than 4 times faster than 512 kbps ADSL) 

• In 3 years: over 15 Mbps for fixed points of supply & 5 Mbps for mobile 

• In 5 years: over 200Mbps fixed, and over 15Mbps mobile 

• Symmetrical speeds for uploads and downloads 

• Guaranteed bandwidth per customer (regardless of the number of other customers in a network and regardless of the load they place on the network at any point in time) 

• Scalability: no practical limits to the number of supply points per network 

• Low latency (i.e. fast response times of less than 20 ms) 

• High security 

• No cap, no extra payments and no limit to monthly levels of usage 

• Flat monthly modest subscription price per user plan 

• Multiplicity of simultaneous uses and added-value services 

• Low cost of deployment, operation and maintenance 

• High end user affordability, excellent end user experience 

This is what IT Mainland Ltd considers Broadband is about. Anything short of the above we don’t call Broadband.


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  Reply # 36561 25-May-2006 14:18
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majorminor:

Perhaps its time to take an informed look at IT Mainland; but first the current scene as seen by me - for anyone who thinks their download speed on Monday at 0900 will be the 3.5MB/s that they pay for, when they log on with their broadband; i have some ocean front property in Alice Springs that they might like to buy.



My 10Mbps cable connection gives me 10Mbps at 0900 on a Monday morning..




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  Reply # 36564 25-May-2006 14:28
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My 10Mbps cable connection gives me 10Mbps at 0900 on a Monday morning..



Oi! That's quite enough of that.

I'm sure it's against GZ's AUP to brag about your 1337 broadband connection.

:)




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  Reply # 36569 25-May-2006 14:59
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My 3.5Mbps ADSL connection gives me 3.2Mbps at 0900 on a Monday morning..

For all those with cbable please dont make the rest of us feel so gutted about not have decent broadband with speeds you can actually upload things

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  Reply # 36738 26-May-2006 16:25
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majorminor:


Here is their words;

How about this as a choice;


• Always-on, no dial-up

• Now: between 2Mbps and 5Mbps (more than 4 times faster than 512 kbps ADSL)

• In 3 years: over 15 Mbps for fixed points of supply & 5 Mbps for mobile

• In 5 years: over 200Mbps fixed, and over 15Mbps mobile

• Symmetrical speeds for uploads and downloads

• Guaranteed bandwidth per customer (regardless of the number of other customers in a network and regardless of the load they place on the network at any point in time)

• Scalability: no practical limits to the number of supply points per network

• Low latency (i.e. fast response times of less than 20 ms)

• High security

• No cap, no extra payments and no limit to monthly levels of usage

• Flat monthly modest subscription price per user plan

• Multiplicity of simultaneous uses and added-value services

• Low cost of deployment, operation and maintenance

• High end user affordability, excellent end user experience

This is what IT Mainland Ltd considers Broadband is about. Anything short of the above we don’t call Broadband.



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Don I thought you were already an IndraNet shareholder. Or do you have coastal property in Alice Springs?




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  Reply # 36762 26-May-2006 21:18
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juha:
sbiddle:

My 10Mbps cable connection gives me 10Mbps at 0900 on a Monday morning..



Oi! That's quite enough of that.

I'm sure it's against GZ's AUP to brag about your 1337 broadband connection.

:)

No, freitasm has a 10Mbit connect, so he 13375 along with sbiddle on that topic....

:-P




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  Reply # 36773 26-May-2006 23:30
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Jama: Don I thought you were already an IndraNet shareholder. Or do you have coastal property in Alice Springs?


yes - I have optus 480mb usb adsl2 connection to it.

how many of u telecom share holders are off dialup?




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Been off dial-up since 1999 and I don't have any Telecom shares.




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