.. pretty steep curve.
DarthKermit: I think that I'd want to have a good play on a computer hooked up to UFB before deciding whether or not it's worth getting.
ojala: The "announcement" was that over half of the population now has at least 10 Mbit/s. I think the trend is quite visible in the numbers, the people with up to 4 Mbit/s don't want to upgrade or just can't for some reason.
This is interesting. In New Zealand around 80% of homes are winin a 10Mbps zone and should be receiving a minimum of 10Mbps via DSL to their door. $1 billion has been spent on the FTTH project to deliver this.
The problem is many aren't receiving this because of a) their internal wiring b) their modem c) their ISP.
ojala:DarthKermit: I think that I'd want to have a good play on a computer hooked up to UFB before deciding whether or not it's worth getting.
What makes you think it's not worth having?
As the LTE coverage was better at home, I tried it today at the office and the coverage has improved there as well. 3/5 bars (my subscription is limited to 50 Mbit/s) but I was getting solid
and the performance didn't drop at all to Amsterdam or London
but going across the Atlantic had some influence
The communications regulator authority has published their January - June 2012 broadband report. Compared to previous 6 months, the broadband speeds have developed as follows:
Below 2 Mbit/s from 12 % to 11%
2-4 Mbit/s from 18% to 17%
4-10 Mbit/s from 28% to 23%
10-25 Mbit/s from 32% to 38%
25-99 Mbit/s from 4% to 5%
100- Mbit/s from 6% to 7%
The "announcement" was that over half of the population now has at least 10 Mbit/s. I think the trend is quite visible in the numbers, the people with up to 4 Mbit/s don't want to upgrade or just can't for some reason.
During the first half 215000 new mobile subscriptions were added, putting the total to 9.2 million (5.5 million population). 4.1 million subscriptions have mobile data and 2.15 million have unlimited, flat rate mobile data.
The number of calls nor voice minutes didn't grow much (2.5 billion calls, 8.1 billion minutes). However text messages continued to grow from 2.4 billion to 2.8 billion messages. Mobile data grew from 34870000 GB to 43467000 GB, which equals about 8.5 GB for every mobile user.
The market is split with three carriers (40%, 33%, and 25%).
DSL lost 27.700 subscriptions, fixed voice lost 100.000 subscriptions to 980.000. The total number of broadband connections did grow though in direct house connections (FTTB, +22500), cable TV (+12500, up to 350 Mbit/s nowadays) and FTTH (+4600). The difference between FTTB and FTTH is somewhat vague in our market.
There was a 10% decline in fixed voice calls and minutes. 92% of the voice calls are today in the mobile networks.
ojala: What does the carrier guarantee?
Here the largest carrier offers the following:
10/10M, download 5-10 Mbit/s, upload 5-10 Mbit/s
50/10M, download 25-50 Mbit/s, upload 5-10 Mbit/s
100/10M, download 50-100 Mbit/s, upload 5-10 Mbit/s
250/50M, download 100-250 Mbit/s, upload 25-50 Mbit/s
what exactly does this mean? Since autumn 2010 they read the above so that during a measurement period of six hours the download and upload speeds are on average within the above ranges. For broadband connections ordered before autumn 2010, the ranges are a bit lower (1/3 of the ordered, now 1/2).
I believe they use tools from emotum for the measurements.
Wouldn't that vary from where to where or are they just talking domestically?