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Topic # 17110 12-Nov-2007 14:37
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Sorry, I just wanted to point out... that some people say from the topic http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=9&TopicId=16020&page_no=2 that there's no unlimited wi-fi offered for cheap price in the world.

well, Russian ISP Corbina Telecom offers in Moscow unlimited wi-fi upto 4mbit for a $10 USD :)
almost all Moscow is covered... only few places are not covered yet.

Underground (metro) is also covered :)

I've used couple times here in NZ free wi-fi spots which could not be compared to russian free spots.
Here everything is limited to 64kbit :( the lowest speed i got in Moscow was 512kbit far from CBD...

technology freazes here in NZ :(




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  Reply # 94847 12-Nov-2007 15:08
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kobiak: Here everything is limited to 64kbit :( the lowest speed i got in Moscow was 512kbit far from CBD...

technology freazes here in NZ :(

Last few wifi spots i used were giving solid 2Mbit data rates.

I disagree with your final statement too, I think NZ is a great little Technology incubator with lots of success stories.









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>Last few wifi spots i used were giving solid 2Mbit data rates.

was it free once? 'coz I've used only once are offered by telecome on Mission bay for free and another once at Esquires Coffee houses.

and about technology I mean internet... and still, 3G is the only one example of success...

No HDTV. No High Speed Internet :(

unlimited national call were offered not that long ago... use of VoIP is not that wide :(

maybe you know something...




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  Reply # 94868 12-Nov-2007 17:23
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kobiak: >Last few wifi spots i used were giving solid 2Mbit data rates.

was it free once? 'coz I've used only once are offered by telecome on Mission bay for free and another once at Esquires Coffee houses.

and about technology I mean internet... and still, 3G is the only one example of success...

No HDTV. No High Speed Internet :(

unlimited national call were offered not that long ago... use of VoIP is not that wide :(

maybe you know something...

I have used Telecom WiFi hotspots probably at least 100 times, and have never paid a cent. I havent had occaision to use one for about a year now though.

HDTV is on the roadmap.

VoIP is available right now, cheaper than POTS lines with more features and good call quality nationwide to anyone who wants it.

Is 10Mbps internet not considered high-speed? I believe its available to tens of thousands of homes, and has been for some time.

It costs money to implement these things, and considering how relatively sparsely populated NZ is (I beleieve Auckland is one of the bigger cities in the world in terms of square km, yet has relatively few people compared to other 'large cities of the world') its no surprise that high speed services dont make it too far into suburbs or to places like Opotiki, Hastings, Blenheim, Westport, wherever.

I like the way technology is moving in New Zealand, and Vodafone New Zealand has just hammered home how stupid unbundling is by offering a "fixed line" replacement service that doesnt use the copper at all.

Telstraclear has just launched CDMA mobile services on the back of an unregulated commercial agreement with Telecom, providing more services to New Zealanders around mobile voice and data.

Cool stuff if you ask me!

Back on topic, I just dont think WiFi, being a short range technology, is the right technology to focus a lot of effort on for a country where the people are not so densely packed as many technology literate countries.

Sure, WiFi may have huge potential for growth and profit here, but I'd rather see my tiny stake in the technology company I am a shareholder in be poured into developing and implementing wireless data connections that extend beyond the CBD.

I have just made the decision to move to a mobile device that has no WiFi, because I need cellular data anyway, and its good enough now (especially with CDMA RevA) to be a total WiFi replacement for a PDA.







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  Reply # 94905 12-Nov-2007 19:19
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Just doing a quick scan of various online sources, I dont see the Russian Federation or any of the members of the CIS having rolled out significantly greater HDTV plans compared to our population.

And while I do see some parts of some major cities in the Russian Federation having good internet speeds (ie 10-16Mb/s) most of these are supplied to high rise, high density enviroments (that to any large extet dont exist in NZ) via metro ethernet styled deliveries. However large parts of the Russian Federation still rely on dialup or broadband speeds not dis-similar to here.

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cyril7: Just doing a quick scan of various online sources, I dont see the Russian Federation or any of the members of the CIS having rolled out significantly greater HDTV plans compared to our population.

And while I do see some parts of some major cities in the Russian Federation having good internet speeds (ie 10-16Mb/s) most of these are supplied to high rise, high density enviroments (that to any large extet dont exist in NZ) via metro ethernet styled deliveries. However large parts of the Russian Federation still rely on dialup or broadband speeds not dis-similar to here.

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yeah... there's no even spread of internet through the country which is kinda silly for ISP...
There'r no one or two big ISPs in Russian, every city has like tens of them and prices are pretty similar.. but further from European part of Russia you go the price for internet increase dromatically... even in Vladivostok (technology is so near from Korea and Japan) internet sux :(

>Is 10Mbps internet not considered high-speed? I believe its available to tens of thousands of homes, and has been for some time.

well, I was more talking about ADSL2+ with upto 20mbits for broadband.

In Russian for example, ethernet connection is very popular with excellent direct links to international exchange on 1-20Gbits channels which give everyone good speed around the country (if you on Hisg Speed Internet) and excellent speed to the rest of the world.

Back on Wi-Fi. Could you please where exactly you used telecom's spots... and got those great speeds? tried today near Auckland Public library and speed was not great at all but closed to 1mbit :( 100kbytes dling :)

is there any map of all hot spots which are free in auckland?




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