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Topic # 9863 19-Oct-2006 08:01
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I was wondering if anyone had any information on when woosh was planning to roll out there WiMax network in the wellington region

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Reply # 49011 19-Oct-2006 08:19
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I thought NZ Wireless (Gasp) were already offering it here? I'm pretty sure that they're at least trialling it.



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Reply # 49235 21-Oct-2006 22:29
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gasps network is based on 802.11b and i havn't heard of any trials... i am manly wondering about iptv services

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  Reply # 49236 21-Oct-2006 22:45
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Slingshot's MAX Wireless service is based on WiMAX.

Read more here.

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Reply # 49238 21-Oct-2006 23:21
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samsam: gasps network is based on 802.11b and i havn't heard of any trials... i am manly wondering about iptv services


I know that Gasp's existing technology is based on some older 802.11 technology, but I picked up a brochure at an Unlimited Potential event a few months ago which said that Gasp was trialling WiMax. I can recall Mauricio being there at the time, so perhaps he can remember some of the detail.



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  Reply # 49240 22-Oct-2006 01:01
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Thats good so we will be seeing full rollout soon or is it still in its early stages?
are there any plans for trials in the wellington region?

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  Reply # 49243 22-Oct-2006 05:09
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alasta: I know that Gasp's existing technology is based on some older 802.11 technology, but I picked up a brochure at an Unlimited Potential event a few months ago which said that Gasp was trialling WiMax. I can recall Mauricio being there at the time, so perhaps he can remember some of the detail.

Really?
Interesting, would like to know more, Mauricio please?




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  Reply # 49245 22-Oct-2006 08:54
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Im Pretty sure I saw an article in yesterdays Waikato Times saying Woosh were going to start a wimax trial in Hamilton shortly. Would cover the whole of the city.
Ill see if I can find a link


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Reply # 49249 22-Oct-2006 09:08
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TheBartender:
alasta: I know that Gasp's existing technology is based on some older 802.11 technology, but I picked up a brochure at an Unlimited Potential event a few months ago which said that Gasp was trialling WiMax. I can recall Mauricio being there at the time, so perhaps he can remember some of the detail.

Really?
Interesting, would like to know more, Mauricio please?
Yep, I remember that.

However, Gasp Wireless Broadband never replied to my e-mails asking about this service, even one I've sent explicitly quoting their presence in the UP event. As usual I don't trust or don't tend to do business with companies who can't be bothered replying to e-mails. I mean, what kind of service can you expect?











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freitasm: Yep, I remember that.

However, Gasp Wireless Broadband never replied to my e-mails asking about this service, even one I've sent explicitly quoting their presence in the UP event. As usual I don't trust or don't tend to do business with companies who can't be bothered replying to e-mails. I mean, what kind of service can you expect?

Fair enough
Seems a shame they would not want the additional free advertising through a website like this...

Gasp I get the impression is a small nothing company anyway...proberly get gobbled up sometime soon as part of a rationalisation of the market.

I challenge them to say otherwise.

While knowing of current/future WiMax networks/providers around the country such as slingshot/woosh, would be nice to have it offered hear in Wellington.





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  Reply # 49270 22-Oct-2006 15:49
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From what i heard NZWireless are having great success with WiMax.

I feel that they know there will be a huge interest in this service from Day 1.  Best to do it right first time.

Heard no strong news on IPTV...  But VOIP might be its strong point when released.   

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  Reply # 49288 22-Oct-2006 19:20
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Wellington needs about 7 towers to get coverage across the footprint, and there will be shadows where no service occurs.

Properly configured and supported towers cost about $120k as I recall. Transmission is extra :-)

So about a $1m in change to cover wellington. That's an awful lot of flat-rate broadbands to sell to start getting return, in a market where broadband prices drop monthly.....


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  Reply # 49293 22-Oct-2006 19:45
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antoniosk: So about a $1m in change to cover wellington. That's an awful lot of flat-rate broadbands to sell to start getting return, in a market where broadband prices drop monthly.....

I woulda thought $1m in the grander scale of things is nothing really...when thinking of the long term pitcure

We need an Ipod/Itunes intergrated like ISP setup...

The first ISP to offer a viable high speed service at realistic prices, proberly best wireless/wimax, that has IPTV and VOIP built into packages just like telecom/skytv, telstraclear/saturntv, will be onto a winning formula....




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Reply # 49294 22-Oct-2006 19:54
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TheBartender: The first ISP to offer a viable high speed service at realistic prices, proberly best wireless/wimax, that has IPTV and VOIP built into packages just like telecom/skytv, telstraclear/saturntv, will be onto a winning formula....


And do you think this would come at $29.95/month? Nope.

The investment to bring IPTV into the country are enormous. Reliable VoIP infrastructure doesn't come cheap. Integrating charging, billing, administration, help desk training marketin is not a cheap task.








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  Reply # 49297 22-Oct-2006 20:15
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freitasm: And do you think this would come at $29.95/month? Nope.

I said realistic prices, not $29.95/month.
If one was to use Telstraclear as an example, they package phone, HS net, and cable tv for about $170/month...

So that could be the benchmark, and of course people only expect prices to come down as technology improves/becomes more widely available hence more cost efficient.

And I could be wrong in saying this, and Im sure that will be quickly pointed out to me if I am, but I assume $1m to build a wireless network covering all Wellington is far cheaper than laying a cable network to cover the same area. 




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Reply # 49301 22-Oct-2006 20:23
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In this case I agree with you. I have TCL triple service here and would happily pay the same or a bit more for a digital service of quality.





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